The real name of Yung6ix is Onome Onokohwomo. He is a popular Nigerian hip-hop recording artist. He has performed alongside prominent singers, such as Wizkid.
Early Life & Education
In Warri, Delta State, a state in Nigeria’s South-South geopolitical zone, Yung6ix was born on July 8th, 1989. His parents’ first child, he also has four younger siblings. Yung6ix received his primary schooling in Warri, where he also grew up. He continued his secondary schooling at the Federal Government College in Warri. His higher education was at Oduduwa University in Ile Ife.In Warri, Delta State, a state in Nigeria’s South-South geopolitical zone, Yung6ix was born on July 8th, 1989. His parents’ first child, he also has four younger siblings. Yung6ix received his primary schooling in Warri, where he also grew up. He continued his secondary schooling at the Federal Government College in Warri. His higher education was at Oduduwa University in Ile Ife.
Yung6ix was incredibly passionate about music from an early age. He engaged in rap battles and developed close to other teens who shared his interests throughout his secondary school years, which led to the formation of the hip-hop group G-Squad. The group soon began leading performances at several Delta State talent shows.
After completing high school, Onokohwomo relocated to Lagos to pursue a career in music. His stage moniker, Yung6ix, was inspired by his high school nickname, “6ixty”. A&R Gbemi Ereku heard his song “I’m an African,” and in 2009, he hired him to work for his 411 Entertainment Company. After relocating to Lagos, he kept on recording music. In 2010, after the release of his well-known “Oleku” cover on the internet, he began to receive media attention.
Later, he made “So Far Gone” from his Green Light Green mixtape, a single that also included P. Fizzy, available. The song was a freestyle to Wiz Khalifa’s song “This Plane.” In January 2011, Yung6ix released “Plenty Money,” another track from the mixtape, and soon after, a music video. The song made its official radio premiere in Nigeria on Beat 99.9 FM.
On April 2, 2011, 411 Entertainment and Storm Records established a joint venture. The career of musician Yung6ix was furthered by this partnership. On the song “Follow Me,” which is on his debut studio album, Wizkid and Yung6ix collaborated. After the song was published, a music video was made, directed by Bobby Boulders. The fourth track from Yung6ix’s Green Light Green album, “Oh My Gosh,” was made available in September 2011. The following year, it received nominations for “Best Rap Single” and “Lyricist on the Roll” at the Headies Awards.
Yung6ix’s debut full-length studio album, 6ix O Clock, was eventually released on 6 February 2014. The 16-track album features guest appearances from Phyno, Percy, Da L.E.S, M.I, Ice Prince, Yemi Alade, YQ, and Wizkid.
- 2011: Green Light Green
- 2014: 6ix O’Clock
Awards and nominations
|2013||Nigeria Music Video Awards||Best Hip hop Video||Nominated|
|2013||Abuja Music and Meritorious Award||National Act of the Year||Won|
|2012||The Headies||Lyricist on the Roll||Nominated|
|2012||The Headies||Best Rap Single||Nominated|
|2012||Nigeria Entertainment Awards||Most Promising Act||Nominated|
Yung6ix has accumulated wealth in line with his music prowess so far. Some sources online have claimed that his net worth is estimated at around $1 million.