Limoblaze

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Background information
Birth nameSamuel Onwubiko
Also known asLimoblaze
Born (1995-10-25) 25 October 1995 (age 26)
Genres
  • Afro gospel
  • Afrobeat
  • Hip-hop
Occupation(s)
  • Singer-songwriter
  • Rapper
  • Recording artist
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2014–present
LabelsIndependent Artist
Websitelimoblaze.com

Samuel Onwubiko (born 25th September 1995), simply known by his stage name Limoblaze, is a Nigerian Afro gospel, Afrobeat, and Hip-hop,gospel singer, songwriter, recording, and performing artist. [1]He began his musical career at a very young age of 8 years as a backup singer and being part of a children's church choir. Ever since in his musical career, he started professionally as an independent artist in 2014 and has increasingly gained both local and international recognition through his songs and music videos.

Biography

Early life

Born to Samuel and Nkechi Onwubiko, he along with his seven other siblings of which one is late[2] are natives of Bende local government in Abia state Nigeria[3]. He and his siblings were born and brought up in Makurdi-Benue state. At the tender age of 8 years, he discovered his musical talent and his love for Hip Hop through the songs of popular rappers such as Tupac, Eminem, 50 cent, and a variety of other local and international rappers he was exposed to. As he grew up, he progressively went on developing himself and writing his own lyrics. He eventually came across the music of Christian rappers such as Lecrae and others such as the Ambassador, Andy Mineo, Da TRUTH, Tedashi, and many others. This helped him properly fashion out his own kind of musical tune and a decision that brought him to becoming an Afro gospel[4], Afrobeat and Hip-hop gospel singer, songwriter, recording and performing artist, where he has found the spirit of God which he says bring love, faith, and hope. He studied Biochemistry at the Federal University of Agriculture Makurdi, Nigeria during which he joined the Day Star Church[5] where his faith continually grew steadily as he uses his gospel musical career, message, and lifestyle to embark on a mission to discover and preach the gospel of Christ to the world through his lyrics.

Musical career

He started his career officially as an independent and unsigned music recording artist and started with his first song titled "Memories" which he dedicated to his classmates which were after graduating from high school. His first song was absolutely enjoyed by everyone who listened to it. This gave him much more motivation as he went on to record other amazing songs like Grace, Unconditional, Wrong Ways, For the King which features an American rapper Los of (HGA), and So on[6]. He has likewise made some amazing collaborations with gospel artists such as Ada Ehi[7], Travis Greene, Da Truth as well as many others with freestyle sessions to his credits. He explicitly fuses his Christian faith into his music and he has a different and versatile style of producing a wonderful work of musical act. His Debut Album Blind was released in 2016 while his second album Before Now, was released in 2018, followed by Afrobeats Raps & Jesus released 2019[8], The Wait E.p in 2020[9] and he released his fourth studio joint album featuring Da T.R.U.T.H titled Bridges[10], on November 20, 2020, which has so far begun trending both locally and internationally.

Discography

Studio albums

  • Blind (2016)
  • Before Now (2018)
  • Afrobeats Raps & Jesus (2019)
  • The Wait E.p (2020)
  • Bridges (2020

Selected singles

sn Single Month Year Released
1 My Story ft Da Truth December 2018
2 Blow My Mind June 2020
3 Okay ft Ada Ehi September 2020[11]
4 Sound of Victory ft Da Truth & Travis Greene November 2020[12]

Awards and recognition

He has received notable award nominations like Crystal awards which he got triple nominations in 2015. Limoblaze was nominated on the 29th of March, 2019 alongside Tim Godfrey, Todd Dulaney, Osby Berry, Jonathan McReynolds, Chevelle Franklyn, Phil Thompson, Tasha Cobbs, Joe Mettle, and Koyrn Hawthorne for the BEST INTERNATIONAL ACT and on the 11th of May, 2019 he emerged winner[13] of the award at the Premier Gospel Awards[14] which held in London. Limoblaze is also Two-time African Gospel Music and Media Awards[15] (AGMMA) winner and Premier Gospel best international act of 2019<ref>MistaBolu (2019-05-12). "Nigerian Rapper, Limoblaze Wins Premier Gospel Awards' "Best International Act" In London". Pricherman116 Media. Retrieved 2020-11-22.</re>

References

  1. "LIMOBLAZE". GMedia. 2019-08-14. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  2. Melissa, Paula (2019-09-20). "LIMOBLAZE INTERVIEW WITH PAULA MELISSA (AUDIO)". Paula Melissa. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  3. says, EMMANUEL OSUMANU (2017-06-15). "Unik Interview: Limoblaze Biography". Unik Empire. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  4. Melissa, Paula (2019-09-20). "Limoblaze Interview With Paula Melissa (Audio)". Paula Melissa. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  5. Maurice, Samuel (2020-10-16). "EndSARS: How Christian Rapper Limoblaze Ignited Widespread Prayer Walk". Premium9ja. Retrieved 2020-11-23.
  6. Premier (2020-07-10). ""Men NEED Re-educatiing" Says Limoblaze". Premier Gospel. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  7. Ibe, Olaedo (2020-09-23). "Afrobeats artist Limoblaze teams up with Ada Ehi for hit single 'Okay'". Step FWD UK Christian Chart. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  8. "LIMOBLAZE DROPS "AFROBEATS, RAP & JESUS"". AGMC. 2019-12-15. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  9. "Limoblaze Releases Brand New E.P. titled "The Wait"". Kingdomboiz. 2020-03-27. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  10. Moss, Iain (2020-11-16). "Da' T.R.U.T.H & Limoblaze Team Up To Release Message-Heavy Bridges Album Bridges". JesusWired.com. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  11. "Download Limoblaze & Ada Ehi – Okay (Mp3, Lyrics, Video)". Ada Ehi. 2020-10-05. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  12. Da' T.R.U.T.H. & Limoblaze (Ft. Travis Greene) – Sound of Victory, retrieved 2020-11-22
  13. "BREAKING NEWS: Limoblaze Won new Award at Premier Gospel Awards as Best International Act In London". Winnaijatv. 2019-05-15. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  14. Premier (2019-05-10). "Premier Gospel Awards 2019 Winners". Premier Gospel. Retrieved 2020-11-22.
  15. Akindele, Bolu (2018-05-13). "Nigerian artistes lead nominations for the Africa Gospel Music and Media Awards » YNaija". YNaija. Retrieved 2020-11-22.

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