Tuesday, 19 March 2013

Chuddy K

Chuddy K was born Chukwudi Ken Agali on the 15th Of July, 1984 to the family of Mr. & Mrs. Agali who hail from Utwue Ogume, Local Government Area of Delta State. Chukwudi Ken Agali grew up in a Lagos suburb called Ajegunle where he attended his primary education at Queens care nursery / primary school, he
later moved out of Ajegunle to Agboju amuwo near Festac Town, where he had his secondary education at Awori Ajeromi Grammar School and then moved to Upper College, Aiyetoro-Ijaninkin where he wrote his WAEC examinations. His life as a youth was not a pleasant one, which contributed to his moving around to get educated. He hustled on the streets of Lagos as a child whom his parents were divorced some few months after his birth and was left to stay with his dad at that tender age, he sold pure water and also did brick laying job, to raise money so he could buy his GCE form. He also did some other odd jobs to see himself through school and life.

While all this was going on, there was this God given talent in him that was emanating but still, he was written off as a “do no good” boy. As God will want it MUSIC was a concession destiny has given Chukwudi Agali
He started singing at a tender age of twelve (12) back then in Ajegunle because he grew up appreciating the likes of Daddy Showkey and Daddy Fresh who started their careers around him as a kid in the ghetto called Iya Ojo, Aj city.

As music started paving good ways for them, Chukwudi started having the aspirations of becoming a star like them.

He later became a teenage chorister in the church he was attending back then; he was upgraded to the lead vocalist in a short time due to his musical prowess.

Chukwudi attended musical contest and concerts with the church choir (Victory Christian Church) but later left Ajegunle for Agboju where he met with a friend called Jerry who introduced him to some of his friends who just formed a gospel group called the SALVATION BOIZ.
He joined them after studying there ways and also due to Jerry’s persuasions. His joining the group turned the group into a seven boys group which was formerly six.

The group then was now made of Chukwudi (now known as CHUDDY K) & Wande (now known as Wande Coal) both of whom were the lead vocals of the group.
The remaining members were Akin, Dayo, Simon, Isaac & Jerry.

SALVATION BOIZ group was strictly a Gospel Accapela group. They attended various church functions to perform; they were also performing on a regular basis at the Redemption camp of the Redeemed Christian Church of God and a host of other Churches.
The group later came to a pause when everyone of the members of the group started gaining admission into various tertiary institutions, but that was not the end of music for Chukwudi and some other members of the group.

Two years later, he moved to PPL; a settlement at Okokomaiko where he met another childhood friend called Remi and together with two other friends (Chukwuka & Nduka) formed another group called, SOULLIFTAZ.
They did some recordings together but things did not go as they planned and he left the group.
The urge to be a successful musician would not make him stop striving towards greatness.

He coined out a name for himself from his real name Chukwudi Ken and CHUDDY replaced Chukwudi while K stands for Ken and since, he’s being addressed as CHUDDY K.
He started writing his own songs as a Solo artiste; the effort which produced “slow slow” as his first completely written song.

Chuddy K met with several people to sing his completed single “slow slow”, may be a recording assistance will come through.
That was when he was introduced by his friend, Kelvin to Niyi Adekeye; the Publisher of Giggles+ Magazine who also doubled as Mo Hits Records’ Publicist as at that time.
He heard the song but did not really show any interest but promised to assist Chuddy K in due course. He strived on and met with a young producer called Jay Sleek at a studio in Agboju, Festac Area who groomed him for a while and recorded that first single for free.
He was later called back by Niyi Adekeye a month after their first meeting. Niyi showed him a proposed plan he had for him and took him to Satty, a business Mongol for execution.

Chuddy K was taken to Dr Frabz by Niyi, another fast rising producer to re-record that same “slow slow” in a slower version in order to catch ladies attentions.

The recording, studio time and the promotion of the said song was catered for by Satty who had the intention of signing Chuddy K to his newly emerged record label.

Things did not go as planned, so Chuddy K decided to stick with Niyi who later took the responsibility of managing him in search of greener pasture.

Chuddy K is indelibly grateful for the assistance rendered by Satty to kick start his career but as a young man full of ambition and aspirations, the struggle continues.

The Entertainment segment of PUNCH news paper January 2nd, 2009 had this to say about Chuddy K: 12 acts to watch out for in 2009;
“Chuddy K

The singer had only one song to convince us of his musical prowess. And he killed it on Slow slow, his debut solo single that rocked radio for weeks and highlighted the similarities between him and Mo Hits’ Wande Coal.

You can‘t help but fall in love with the singer‘s voice and delivery. And no, he‘s not a Wande Coal wannabe. We can actually confirm that both singers were band mates before Coal left to join the Mo Hits‘crew.
Watch out the Slow slow video this year. And if they want to make it more interesting, why not give us a Chuddy K-Wande Coal collabo?”

Chuddy K has performed some shows in his less than six months music career;
1. He performed for the Ogun State Government at Ogun State Youth Awards, 2008 in Abeokuta, Ogun Sate.
2. Miss Unilag, 2008 at University of Lagos.
3. Ray Power Fm 14th Year Anniversary at DAAR Communication, AIT Alagbado, Lagos.
4. Felabration, 2008 @ The New African Shrine 14th of October, 2008.
5. Lagos International Trade Fair, 2008 (Nigerian Brewery’s Stand)
6. Dynamix Awards, 2009
7. Monster Ball Beach Party & Palm Beach
8. Jambite Gigg, Unilag, 2009
9. 001 Event Stage launch
10. Etisalat Stand @ Unilag Book fest
11. Tripz Magazine Show @ Oniru Beach

Beta Tunez Recordz had been able to shoot 3videos for Chuddy K within his short period on the Nigerian music scene; two (Slow Slow & I no know) of which were shot with 35mm celluloid camera (film) in South Africa while the third (Where you dey?) was shot in Ghana with a RED-another superior camera to celluloid.
This is a fit any Nigerian achieved in less than a year.

Chuddy K has got so many things in the offing, just cruise with us as we unleash all these that are coming from BETA TUNEZ RECORDZ ……we do music BETA than the BEST.

The story continues as you get to know CHUDDY K aka “you’ll be screaming it later” who has recorded JUST 8 songs out of his 35 written songs and had also recorded 8 collaborations with 10 others in the pipeline with popular Nigerian Artistes.

Cruise with him as he takes you along through his quest for success and truly you shall be screaming his name later……... “It’s CHUDDY K”.


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