|Born||September 6, 1996|
|Other names||Nwede Ikechukwu Emmanuel|
|Years active||2018 - present|
Nwede Ikechukwu Emmanuel (born 6 September 1996), popularly known as Iking Ferry, is a Nigerian entrepreneur, digital marketer, blogger, music promoter, and philanthropist. Ferry is known for his unique business ideas, marketing, advertising, and business development skills.
Ferry is the founder of Naijatraffic, a media and news company known for its digital distribution web and private marketing. He is also the founder of Young Boss Empire, a leading artist management company in Nigeria. Ferry has actively work with some Nigerian and international recognised artist including Omah Lay, Olamide, Flavour, Lil Kesh, King Bernard, SUIGENERIS, Kidi, Davido, Starboy Terri, Bella Shmurda, Cheque, Mr Great, Iceslim, Hbee, Platform, Urchkay, Super E and others
Ferry specializes in gaining public traction for his clients and is considered one of the leading Nigerian media experts. He is the recipient of multiple awards including, the Blogger Of The Year 2019 Award. Through his Private Streaming Marketing Campaign Strategic method, he is the brain behind some of the best musicians Nigeria ever produced.
Early life and education
Ferry was born on 6th September 1996 to Mbadiwe Innocent Agwu and Mbadiwe Chinyere in Ebonyi State, the southeastern part of Nigeria. Ferry completed his primary education At Mkpuma Ekwaoku Community Primary School and Secondary Education at Union Secondary School Ndiezeoke. Ferry then went to the Yaba College of Education (YABATECH), a renowned polytechnic college in Nigeria. He then pursued a course in Music Business and Digital Marketing at the Los Angeles College of Music. Ferry pursued his bachelor’s degree in accounting at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).
Ferry moved to Lagos to start a job as a mobile telecom engineer after completing his secondary education in 2015. Ferry, after a year, developed a passion for music and became a songwriter, which motivated him to pursue a course in music at the Los Angeles College of Music in California. After gathering substantial knowledge in the field of music, Ferry started his entrepreneurial journey in 2018, when he founded Naijatraffic, a media and news company that focuses specifically on the music industry. Within two years, Naijatraffic became one of the leading music streaming stores in Nigeria.
In 2019, Ferry established Young Boss Empire, a subsidiary of Naijatraffic that focuses on artist management and music promotions.
- Most Fashionable Male Student 2017 (Yaba College of Education Student Awards)
- Best Afropop Single 2018 (Topnaija Music Awards)
- Blogger Of the Year 2019 (Mr & Miss Classy Nigeria Awards)
- Naijatraffic CEO 2020 (Naijatraffic Awards)
Ferry has five siblings, three brothers named Nwuze Emeka, Nwuze Ndubuisi, Nwede Chinedu, and two sisters named Nwuze Chika, Mbadiwe Amarachi. Ferry is a fitness enthusiast and likes to spend his free time at the gym.