Let me introduce you to emerging emcee King Uche, the village boy that says he will be the future “African King of Rap.” Born in Imo State, Nigeria, the 26-year-old moved to Miami, Florida during his teenage years. Living a childhood in Ideato South turned him into a diamond in the rough. “My childhood taught me that anything is possible as long as you keep on believing,” King Uche recites.
Uche moves to Florida at the age of nine after being raised through hardships and challenges that he would eventually lead to music. “Life in Miami is different, there’s a certain finesse to it,” Uche states. “There’s something in that culture that you can’t find anywhere else.” Although raised on Afrobeat, the budding star was introduced to R&B and hip-hop upon his arrival in America. King Uche notes that established acts like Lil Wayne and Rick Ross paved a way for his music career.
“Most of my hip-hop music will resemble the sounds of Young Dolph, Rick Ross, Gucci Mane,” he points out. King Uche offers up a unique sound in his music, having eccentric hooks and memorable one-liners.
Using his own personal income, July of 2017 was when King Uche decided to start his music venture. Uche claims that with more practice, he will heir the throne as Africa’s most talented newcomer. Since the top of the year, he shares singles like “Danny Phantom” and “Owu Gini,” which collectively amassed several thousand streams.
With talented artists like Burnaboy and Naira Marley taking rule over the years, King Uche is bound to follow in their footsteps. Leaving fans alike with a notable quote: “Music is verbal art, one of the truest forms of therapy.” Expect to hear more of the Nigerian rapper in 2020.