E-Gnyte (real name – Uchechukwu Austin Izunwa) was born and brought up in Yaoundé, Cameroon.
Austin attended a bilingual primary School in Yaoundé, Cameroon. After his G.C.E, he struggled to further his education due to lack of finance so he concentrated on hisother passion (Music) which had played a big role in his life from a young age. He developed his talent through several performances in shows and inter-school music competitions. He was twice the best RnB singer and three times the best dancer in school.
In 2003, his family relocated back to Nigeria. Life back in Nigeria was challenging but Austin did not lose focus. After a few music collaborations with some upcoming artistes which did not enjoy massive airplay, Austin moved to Lagos were he recorded his first two singles. In May of 2009, an A & R from EKOBEATS RECORDS was given a copy of the CD by a producer. The rest (as the say) is history.
BREAKTHROUGH AND COLLABOS
E-Gnyte emerged in the Nigerian music scene with his Hit song “This Kind Party” featuring ace super producer and hit maker J Martins. Since then E-Gnyte has provided us with a string of hit songs including Ebelebe, Iworiwoand Marry Me. His Hit songs KoKo Ti KoKo featuring LKT, Red Card featuring Terry G and Overload are presently enjoying massive airplay on Radio and in clubs worldwide.
Artists that E-Gnyte has collaborated with include Terry G, J. Martins, Joe_El, Samclef, LKT, Side One, M-Kaze, Blackout JA (UK)
E-Gnyte, who also speaks and sings fluently in French, is a breath of fresh air with a singing style that has endeared him to fans. He has an army of fans all over the African continent and his ability to sing in French has endeared him to fans in French speaking countries. He fans also span across Europe, the USA, Canada, China, Singapore, Malaysia and India.
E-Gnyte is a humble person when not performing and this stems from his humble beginning. His humility is yet another quality that has endeared him to fans, fellow artists and industry bigwigs who are supporting him.