BIO (Yung6ix) Onome Onokohwomo Nigeria
This young chap is a hip hop recording artiste based in Nigeria.
Yung6ix was born and raised in Warri, Delta State. He grew up as the oldest child in a family of five, and took a strong interest in music at a young age. While a student at FGC Warri, he engaged himself in rap battles and developed a friendlier relationship with like-minded students, which led to the formation of the hip hop group G-Squad. The group soon began performing at various talent shows in Delta State and Music remained their unmatched and true passion.
After graduating from high school, Onokohwomo relocated to western Nigeria to pursue a career in music and enrolled at Oduduwa University. He derived his stage name Yung6ix from his high school nickname “6ixty”. Shortly after he moved to Lagos, he continued to record music; his song “I’m an African” captured the attention of A&R Gbemi Ereku, who signed him to his 411 Entertainment Company in 2009. By 2010, he began to attract media attention after his cover version of “Oleku” went viral on the internet. He later released “So Far Gone”, featuring P. Fizzy, a single off his Green Light Green mixtape. The song was a freestyle to Wiz Khalifa’s “This Plane”. In January 2011, 6ix released “Plenty Money”, another track from the mixtape; an accompanying music video was released shortly after.
Yung6ix collaborated with Wizkid on “Follow Me”, a track from his debut studio album. Following the release of the song, an accompanying music video was filmed; it was directed by Bobby Boulders. In September 2011, Yung6ix released the fourth track from his Green Light Green project, “Oh My Gosh”, which earned him both “Lyricist on the Roll” and “Best Rap Single” nominations at the Headies Awards the following year.
In 2013, Yung6ix floated his imprint “Kash Kamp” which houses Percy as well as talented producer Otee Beatz. On 4 September 2013, Yung6ix’s camp welcomed a hand offered from “Trick Billionaire MusiQ” for both parties to partner with the end-result of taking Yung6ix and his brand out of Africa and sharing his brilliance with the rest of the world. Yung6ix collaborated with Percy on “First Class”, the third single from his album. He also released a music video for the song which earned him a “Best Hip Hop Video” nomination at the 2013 Nigerian Music Video Awards. 6ix’s debut full-length studio album, 6ix O Clock, was eventually released on 6 February 2014. The 16-track album features guest appearances from Phyno, Percy, Da L.E.S, M.I, Ice Prince, Yemi Alade, YQ, and Wizkid.
Achievement made so far include:
Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2012 Most Promising Act -Nominated
The Headies 2012 – Best Rap Single Oh My Gosh- Nominated
The Headies 2012 Lyricist on the Roll – Nominated
Nigeria Music Video Awards 2013 – Best Hip hop Video -First Class
Abuja Music and Meritorious Award 2013 – National Act of the Year –