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Nnaemeka Mathew Keke

(1997-02-17) February 17, 1997 (age 26)
CitizenshipUnited States
OrganizationS.B .G Records
Height6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
  • Anayo Keke (father)
  • Velma Keke (mother)
  • Ikenna Keke
  • Adaeze Keke

Nnaemeka Mathew Keke (born 17 February 1997), popularly known as Emezzy, is an American/Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter. His stage name EMEZZY is derived from his original name Nnaemeka. Emezzy is a self-taught musician best known for songs inspired by a combination of his Nigerian roots and Neo-soul love.[1]

Emezzy is regarded as one of the hip-hop genre's most prolific artists. Some of his popular songs are Foreign Ride, Murder Case, Body,[2] and Tribute to Marcel. Emezzy’s music is available on his website as well as on all the music streaming platforms such as Spotify, Apple Music, Discogs, and YouTube.

Early life and education

Keke was born on 17 February to Velma and Anayo Keke in Lagos, Nigeria. He completed his education at Nowa Secondary school, Nigerian Navy secondary school, and ABC Royal high school.


Keke moved on to pursue his passion in the music industry after graduating from high school in 2014, and he released his first freestyle cover song with Fetty Wap's Trap Queen beats titled No Love in the Street ft. Faybian, his first single. This song went straight to the top of the charts shortly after its release. Keke eventually made it to the top of the lists as an up-and-coming vocalist with a one-of-a-kind rapping style. When Keke came to Atlanta in 2015, his music career took off and he began gaining mainstream popularity.

Later in 2015, Keke moved to the United States, where he worked at Walmart for a period before returning to the music scene. The next year, he opted to record a song as Yung Rick called "Street Nigga," which he later released in 2017. That same year, he released "Link Ip," as well as other songs like "Flex a Check" and "Big Ass (Bounce)." After a long time, Keke changed his name from Yung Rick to Emezzy, and in August of 2020, he released the track "Foreign Ride." During his birthday in 2021, he launched a two-track EP titled "Aquarius," which included the songs "Body" and "Murder Case."[3]


S.No. Title Year Type
1 Street Nigga 2017 Single
2 Linke IP 2017 Single
3 Flex a Check 2017 Single
4 Big Ass (Bounce) 2017 Single
5 Foreign Ride 2020 Single
6 Foreign Ride (Radio Edit) 2020 Single
7 Tribute to Marcel 2020 Single
8 Aquarius 2021 EP (2 songs)

In the media



  1. Stories, Local. "Meet Nnaemeka Keke - Voyage ATL Magazine | ATL City Guide". voyageatl.com. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  2. Screen, Llewelyn (13 April 2021). "Put It On Me: Emezzy has us all blushing on 'Body' (ft. Michael I-Zayah and Shaleowill)". A&R Factory. Retrieved 28 April 2022.
  3. Ababio, Jesse (9 February 2021). "US-Based Nigerian Rapper Emezzy Has Announced Upcoming Project "Aquarius"". Kuulpeeps - Ghana Campus News and Lifestyle Site by Students. Retrieved 28 April 2022.

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