Last Updated on Aug 28, 2020 | 15:56 by Tomiwa
Kholi Is the Upcoming Nigerian Music Artist
Do you love to discover new artists? Do you like to listen to musicians before they become mainstream? If you are a music fan, you want to check out the latest tunes and the new kids on the block. It can be fun to hear about new and upcoming artists before they make it big. Indeed, there are some Nigerian artists that are growing in popularity on the music scene. For example, this includes Kholi. Let’s take a look at the emergence of this music star.
As a music artist, he is referred to as Kholi. But his real name is Chukwuemeka Okolie. Of course, his stage name comes from his surname. He grew up in Kos, Plateau state in Nigeria and he was part of a family of five. His mother and father were in the armed forces and he was the only son. Despite being interested in music, Chukwuemeka Okolie attended Renaissance University in Nigeria. He graduated in 2017 with a Business Administration major.
From a young age, Chukwuemeka Okolie loved music. As a child, he was a singer in church. In addition, his love for music meant that he taught himself how to play musical instruments. This includes the keyboard and the drums. He loved to write and produce songs by himself and he had the talent and dedication to make it happen. He never gave up on his dream. Soon, his hard work would start to pay off. While he was used to playing for his sisters and friends, he would begin to play to crowds and have a larger audience.
The Start of a Music Career
Kholi started releasing songs years ago and they came under the category of Afro pop and RnB. Some of his inspirations include Wizkid, Wande Coal, Tory Lanez and Bruno Mars. It was not until February 2017 when he was first noticed. He performed at an event and this was where he was spotted by the CEO of Flux Factory, which is a record company. Of course, he signed for the label. He had hit the Jackpot, as he released his first single in September 2018. This was called ‘Showa’ and it featured L.A.X and Gospelondebeatz was the producer on the record. It has over 19,000 views on YouTube.
The music career of Chukwuemeka Okolie continues to get better. For example, he went on to release a song called ‘Hadiza‘ with Mayorkun. Indeed, it has over 250,000 views on YouTube, which is one of Kholi’s most popular hits to date and also released Ki Lo Kan Mi. His music is very catchy and full of fresh energy. He has also teased his fans and said that he has been working on some exciting projects recently, as he intends to reach new heights in the Nigerian music industry.
Certainly, Kholi is the latest Nigerian music star to watch. It will be interesting to see his career grow through 2020 and beyond. Perhaps he has what it takes to get to number one.