Nigerian Afrobeats singer Akachukwu Emmanuel Uche, better known as Mmzy, is revolutionizing the music scene with his debut EP entitled “Ascent” released on Friday April 23rd, 202. A couple of months before the release of the EP, the musical act from Kerae Records. dazzled music lovers with two singles; “Animal” with Seun Kuti and “Dominate”. His EP, which is the culmination of his musical endeavors since joining forces with Kerae Records, is testament to the singer’s willingness to find his place in the crowded music scene.
The EP “Ascent” has 8 singles that define the singer’s rise out of nowhere to an imminent force in the music industry. The singles are: Away with Teni, Medication, No Time with Terni, Onye Egwu, Bum Bum, Decale, Lies and Dominate.
About the EP
“Ascent” is a multicultural, multidimensional and engaging work that chronicles the struggle of an average Nigerian youth, trying to make something of himself in a country that offers nothing to ease the way. “Ascent” is a motivational tonic loaded with a message to lift the spirits of beaten but not broken Nigerian youth to rise up and take their destiny in their hands as they are grateful for the gift of life and the breath of another day for part of Almighty God. . It’s about the poor kid “Rising from nothing to a superstar”, it’s about believing in your dreams and working towards them. Fans should be expecting new music videos, performances, and lots of great songs from me.
Why music as a career
I choose music as a career because I love music. I love entertainment in general. I love everything that makes people happy and music is the best way to make people happy. And what makes people happy makes me happy. Music is the only way I can share my emotions. Music is spiritual, it connects your emotions with people and my goal in life is to make people happy. Music is the only thing I know how to do. I can’t work in an office or anywhere. Music is my vibe.
I do Afrobeats. Having the late legendary Fela Kuti as a great inspiration. I enjoy making Afrobeats music. I love putting African sounds together; like when you have Tantan and Sekere. Putting all these sounds together to get the African vibe and promote African culture is also my reason for making music.
I am signed to the Kerae record label here in Lagos, Nigeria. I signed my contract in 2018 and things have been incredible. My journey with Kerae Record Label has been great. The Label has supported me. It is like a family. They are working very hard to make my dreams as an artist come true, supporting me financially. Making music is not easy when you have no one behind you. All my dreams and visions are on the right track with my Label.
Trip to music
It was a difficult journey, but I thank God where I am today. It all started in the Republic of Benin. Starting with music in a country where the entertainment industry is not as big as Nigeria’s was difficult for me. I was out there but I was in Nigeria, very up to date with the events in the entertainment scene. He knew all the songs that were in vogue in Nigeria. I recorded my first song “Amoureux” there and promoted it there. It was not easy because I did not have financial support.
The late Fela Kuti is my number one mentor. Their sounds inspire me a lot and their songs are spiritual. I want to be like him. I want to make music that lasts through generations like Fela. Everything about him was original and I want to be that way. My other mentors are Tuface, D’Banj, and P-Square. Wizkid, Davido, and Burna Boy are there too, bringing Nigerian music to the world stage.
Uniqueness of the music brand
The most unique thing about my brand is my style. My style is different. My vibe is different too. Mmzy is an artist who reflects his Francophone training in his music. You will always hear the French language in my music. It’s my style and it’s different. I always want French-speaking people to understand a thing or two about the song I’m singing. So I combine French and English in my music.