Chukie Edozien, better known by his stage name Lynxxx, is a musician and entrepreneur from Nigeria. In 2009, Change Your Parade saw the debut of his song, and in 2010, he released his debut album. Before taking a hiatus in 2015, he had released further hit singles and was experiencing great success in the music business. He briefly returned to the music business in 2016 and appears to have fully come back in 2019 with the release of an official single, “She Likes.” He is the creator of the genre known as Jollof Musik, which he defines as “an artful blend of music to create great music.”
November 24, 1983
Jollof Musik, Afropop, Hip hop, Contemporary R&B, Funky house
Early Life and Education
Chukie Edozien was born on November 24, 1983. He is the family’s lone son of Chief John D. Edozien, a former vice governor of Nigeria’s then-Old Bendel State. He is a native of Delta State.
Lynxxx received his basic and secondary education at Corona Primary School in Ikoyi and Kings College in Lagos, respectively. He next relocated to the University of Hull in the United Kingdom, where he graduated with a degree in business, economics, and marketing.
Lynxxx performs a Jollof song. He defines Jollof Musik as the art of fusing several musical styles to create good music. In 2009, after spending ten years in the background, he made his public debut with the song “Change Your Parade.” The song was a success and propelled him to fame. Positive reviews were also given to it, and it garnered a lot of radio play and nightclub exposure.
Following the success of this song and a few others, Lynxxx released his debut album in 2010, This Is Lynxxx. The album was a synthesis of several musical styles. Urban hip hop, modern R&B, and the addition of funky houses are some of them. On the album were Wizkid, Banky W, Naeto C, Efya, General PYPE, R2Bees, and more guest artists. In the same year, Lynxxx became the first musician from Nigeria to receive a Pepsi endorsement.
In addition, he released his second studio album, Jollof Musik, in 2015, and his third studio album, The Album Before The Album, in 2016. As part of his new EP project, Summer Time Vibes, Lynxxx released She Likes. It featured vocals from Boj and was produced by Spax Classic.
Lynxxx has a successful business career in addition to his singing career. Prior to starting his musical career, he founded a number of lucrative enterprises, including Syndik8 Denim, a digital recording studio, Red Room Studio, Happy Teddy Media (HTM), and Syndik8 Films.
Lynxxx served as one of the judges at The Pitch Nigeria 2019 and is a brand developer, web designer, and graphics designer. The Pitch Nigeria is a competition that Sterling Bank sponsors for aspiring business owners to present their venture ideas. The event’s top contender receives a reward of N10 million. He also founded a media outlet that manages advertising and corporate branding. Additionally, he is the owner of The Arena, a business that creates applications, offers mobile solutions, and much more.
In 2015, Lynxxx committed his life to Christ. He then put music on hold in order to focus on his company and his growing religion. But in 2016, he briefly returned with the release of the gospel song “Serve You.” He is currently single and not known to be in any serious relationships.
|2010||This is Lynxxx||Syndik8 Records|
|2015||Jollof Musik||Syndik8 Records|
|2016||The Album Before The Album||Syndik8 Records|
Some popular selected singles by Lynxxx are the following:
|2009||“Change your Parade”||featuring IKON||produced by Syndik8 in-house producer; released December 2009|
|2010||“Good Luvin”||featuring Wizkid||released July 2010|
|2010||“International”||featuring DJ Caise||released August 2010|
|2010||“Change your Parade”||featuring R2Bees||released December 2010|
|2011||“Alabukun”||featuring Banky W||released March 2011|
|2012||“Ice Cream Factory”||released January 2012|
|2012||“Follow Me”||featuring SDC||released February 2012|
|2012||“Fine Lady”||featuring Wizkid||released May 2012|
|2012||“Eziokwu”||featuring Ikechukwu, IllBliss, Phyno||released November 2012|
|2013||“African Bad Girl”||released July 2013|
|2014||“Ifeoma”||released January 2014|
|2014||“My Place”||released August 2014|
|2014||“Leave Story”||released September 2014|
Awards and Nominations
|2010||Dynamix||Most Promising Artist||Nominated|
|2011||Dynamix||Best New Artist||Nominated|
|2011||Headies||Revelation of the Year||Nominated|
|2011||FAB Awards||Most Stylish Male Artist||Won|
|2011||Nigerian Music Video Awards||Best Afro Hip-Hop||Nominated|
|2012||Complete Fashion||Most Stylish Artist||Nominated|
|2012||SouthSouthMusic Awards||Best Collaboration “Fine Lady”||Nominated|
|2013||SouthSouthMusic Awards||Best Hip Hop “Eziokwu”||Nominated|
His net worth is estimated to be about $3 million.
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