An Exclusive With SWAZZI tagged DOPE 0

An Exclusive With SWAZZI tagged DOPE

He’s is known as Okolo Miracle Obiechina A.K.A Swazzi [African Boy No.1], he’s a musical Artist,Actor,Model and influencer born on 13th of April to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Okolo Kenneth, and a native of Ibagwa-Nike in Enugu East Local Government Area of Enugu State.

A graduate of Accounting Education and the first child, born into the family of six.

Growing-up for him was not easy because it posed a lot of challenges to him and made him see life as full of ups and down. Really, he was not born with a silver spoon, which could have destroyed his vision and his way of thinking.

Nevertheless, He gives thanks to God for the kind of parents whose irresistible passion to giving their children the best of education in life cannot be thwarted.

He started singing at the age of ten but as a young boy, He never thought of going into music at that tender age. In December 2004, He’s dad bought a music album titled; “Joy Joy Joy by Destined kids, which after he tenaciously decided to go into music. Though my father kicked against the idea initially but when he realized that singing is a pathological inclination of his which no one can wholly get rid of, he then gave me his full support.

Living in Lagos,

He moved to Lagos in October 2015 to pursue his passion [music],released his first official single Elele which was produced by Dj coublon in January 2016. Moving from East to Lagos was not an easy thing for because entertainment in the east and in Lagos is not the same, when he first moved here he use to be very ashamed of his talent and playing my musics to people here cos he felt they won’t like it, but as time goes on he started working on becoming a better version of myself, adapting to Eko lifestyle and the good people here.

The journey so far has been full of ups and downs but nevertheless he thanks God for the man he has become and the brand “Swazzi “. At some point in 2018 he almost thought of giving up, which was why he started a clothing line and decided to try acting too.

Achievements;

So far he has worked with a lot Artist in Africa,USA and Spain. He has  worked with Davido,Cabo Snoop, Reminisce, Olamide, Efya, Grammy Award winning Jackie’s Boy from California, One of Spain’s biggest artiste “Juan Meagan, Dj Coublon, Clarence Peters, to mention but a few. He has over 7 videos on YouTube which was shot by prominent Nigerian directors, He has been to Kenya and Ethiopia for tour and the reception was amazing! Na penda Kenya.

The fact that he speak other languages apart from his language has really helped him a lot in building a large fan base outside Nigeria.

Credit:

Editor In Chief : @seyiitaylor

Creative director/stylist: @thestyle_architect for thestylearchitect_studios
Photography: @photographercharlie
Designer: @sensei_ng for @billyoflagos
Props: @timirogers
Shoes: @thekickguy
Graphics: @trytune

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