The Nigerian music industry is arguably Africa’s biggest in terms of revenue, endorsement deals and marketing structures.
To achieve this feat, a lot of work had to be done, both by producers, marketers, and of course the musicians themselves.
Today, the music industry contributes significantly to Nigeria’s GDP.
A lot of music stars have been churned out in the process.
This has resulted in new music acts being produced on a daily basis, with Nigerian music artists scooping every available award in the continental level.
While blazing the trail in the music industry by producing high quality music tracks being accompanied by videos comparable to any across the world, a new trend of events seem to be developing.
There has been an increasing departure from the way things used to be.
Before now, most Nigerian musicians were between the age bracket of 22 to 40 and beyond.
Today, the case is no longer the same most of Nigerian’s music acts are within their teens.
This trend forms the reason for this article, as we will seek to answer the question”
who is Nigeria’s youngest musician?
The Youngest Musician in Nigeria Today
Anyone following the trends in the music industry in Nigeria can readily give an answer to the above question.
The name Ozzy Bosco immediately comes to mind.
But who is Ozzy Bosco?
He is a young musician who has taken the music industry by storm. His full names are Oziomachukwu Favour Mojekwu.
Born on the 7th of January 2007, this young lad has already made his mark in the Nigerian music industry at just 10 years! How did he achieve this feat?
His mother, Nonye Mojekwu Chukwujama has been the biggest influence on his music career.
How He Found Fame
For Ozzy Bosco, the journey to stardom started when he participated in and won the 7th edition of Nigerian Kids Got Talent Show. Since then, he has not looked back, as he continues to grow his music career. His rise to stardom has seen him feature several A-list music acts in his hit singles and videos. Some of which include Sound Sultan, Yemi Sax, Terry G, Flavour, Olamide and several other popular musicians
Endorsements and Fame
At such a young age, Ozzy Bosco has make such a huge impact on the music industry. This has resulted in him winning several domestic awards. He is currently the brand ambassador of Tigo Milk and LAWMA (Lagos State Waste Management Authority).
Fame however has not gotten in the way for the young lad. So far, Ozzy Bosco has been able to manage fame quite well. He still finds time for his studies and has consistently performed above average.
Since he won the 7th edition of the Nigerian Kids Got Talent show at the tender age of 4, this music sensation has since graced events attended or organized by celebrities and dignitaries across the country. Also, he has been invited to perform at major shows both within and outside the country.
Some of these events include Britain’s Got Talent held in Manchester, the Calabar Carnival, the wedding of the daughter of current Imo State’s governor Rochas Okorocha, and the Nottinghill Carnival in London. Others include a performance at the Nigerian Music Video Awards among several other accomplishments.
Ozzy Bosco has shown his humanitarian side by being generous to the down-trodden in society.
This has seen him hosting over 2000 young children and orphans to a concert . Also, He organized an all-expenses paid trip to the Tinapa resort where he paid a courtesy call on the Deputy Governor Effiok Cobham.
He has on several occassions visited the motherless children’s homes in addition to fully supporting worthy causes such as the School First Aid Box program which targets children with injuries sustained in school.
Apart from winning several awards, Ozzy Bosco is also the recipient of 3 chieftaincy titles; Nwachinemere (a child honoured/crowned by God); Nwatakwochaaka (a child who has washed his hands clean enough to dine with kings); and Omenanwata Igbo (a young achiever).
Other awards include; the youngest Nigerian musician award; the most promising artist of the year; the best gospel child act; the most outstanding young artists award, and several other awards.