ARTISTE PROFILE: Mr. Levi; a rising star

In my entire practice as a journalist and a private blogger, I’ve not met an artist with a clearer vision as Levi. Apart from knowing his craft, Levi has a clearly defined path to his breakthrough. Bellow is a short profile of Nigeria’s rising star.

Amaje Levi was born in Markudi, Benue state. He is famously known as Mr Levi. he is a Nigerian singer-songwriter, record producer, an entrepreneur, a graduate of Arts Department (B.a Hons ) in Theatre Arts from the prestigious Kogi State University.

Mr. Levi officially started writing music in 2009. His rise to fame was oiled by his election as the Director of Socials, National Association of Kogi State Students (NAKOSS), Kogi State University branch, between 2012/2013. This saw him drop a mixtape album of 5 tracks which he launched at the largest social event that was ever held the university which featured popular Nigerian superstar, Olamide a.k.a.Badoo.

Early life.
Amaje Levi was born in Markudi Nigeria, he hails from Kogi state. He is from the Igala ethnic group located in central Nigeria.

Education
He attended Ogiri Oko Secondary School in Markudi, Benue State. He enrolled at Kogi state University Anyigba, where he bagged bachelor degree in Theatre Arts.

Career
While attending KSU he performed at school organised shows and concerts. He also stared as master of ceremony in weddings. Upon graduation, he hosted an event in the school stadium which witness a massive turnout with Nigeria superstar Olamide as the guest artist. He eventually graduated to pursue his musical career.

Although Levi began recording in 2007, his professional entertainment career did not take off until early 2013 when He moved to Lagos, where he got signed to his current record label – Infinite Entertainment, where he released his latest single titled “Ngozi”.

The themes in Levi’s songs revolve around the violence and hardship in inner cities and other social problems. With his core message of love, he calls it God’s love whose ideals were reflected in his songs.

As an entrepreneur, when asked his take on African development, Levi said Africa needs the fathers love so Africa can value what they have and invest in human resource, which is part of his entrepreneurship goals.

Data
Birth name: Amaje Levi
A.K.A: Mr Levi
D.O.B: 3rd February.
Genre: RnB, hip-hop, reggae, afrobeat.
Occupation: singer-songwriter, record producer, entrepreneur
Duration: 2009 – present
Record Label: Infinite Entertainment
Influences: Wizkid, Fella Anikulakpo Kutti, Michael Jackson, Olamide, Malvin Crew, 2pac, 2Face

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