- Real Name: Umoren Akanimoh Felix
- Date of Birth: April 15, 1992
- Origin: Calabar, Nigeria
- Genres: Reggae, RnB, Afrobeat
Early Life & Background
Sugarboy who is the first of three children was born in Uyo, Akwa Ibom state. He is from Ikono local government area but grew up in Ajegunle area of Lagos state and Suleja, Niger state.
He attended University of Porthacourt where he beagn to pursue his music career.
With musical influences from the likes of Bob Marley, Gregory Isaac and Majek Fashek, Sugarboy started having passion for music at the age of 14 while being supported by his father who had all the albums of the late 70’s and 90’s.
He started music professionally in 2010 when he was first featured by the veteran hip hop frorce, Modenine in his hit single “BADMAN”.
In 2012, he came across the CEO of G-Worldwide entertainment, Emperor Geezy but was officially signed to the label in 2015 after which he was featured in DJ Shabsy’s collaboration with Kiss Daniel on the single “RABA”.
The song which was produced by DJ Coublon was given a visual treatment
which gave the song more life and soon became a street anthem and
favourite among fans.
Sugarboy was well known when he released a party cracker “Holla Holla” and then followed it up with another party starter “Legalize” and a mid tempo tune “Double”.
He dropped his official album “Believe” under the imprint in 2017 and released a video to one of the favourite track in the album titled “Jofunmi”.
Social Media Profile
- Instagram: @Sugarboygww
- Twitter: @SugarboyGWW