Carter Efe’s full name is Oderhohwo Joseph Efe. He’s a comedian, a social media influencer, and a content creator. He debuted in the music industry in 2022, when he and Berri Tiga released the hit song “Machala” for the love of a music star, Wizkid. The song later went on to become the most streamed song on Apple in Nigeria.
Early Life & Education
Carter Efe was born on September 29, 1995, in Delta State, Nigeria, in the South-South geopolitical zone. He grew up in Delta State, where he attended both primary and secondary school. He continued his education at a Delta State university, where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree.
Carter Efe debuted as a comedian in 2018. He began by posting short comedy skits to Instagram. He began gaining popularity on social media platforms due to his amusing comedies. He is well-known for appearing in comedies without wearing a shirt. He rose to prominence in 2020 after appearing in several comedy videos alongside well-known comedians, influencers, and content creators.
Carter Efe and Berri Tega released a collaborative song titled Machala in 2022 in honor of their love for one prominent Nigerian singer, Wizkid. The song reached the top of Apple Nigeria’s charts on July 30, 2022. It also increased his popularity and the number of followers he had on social media. This is his debut song, despite the fact that he is best known for creating skits rather than songs.
Carter Efe/Berri Tiga – Machala Controversy
Oderhohwo Efe, aka Carter Efe, was more known as an Instagram comedian by virtue of the skits he has appeared in. However, many were surprised when Efe announced the release of a new song, titled, ‘Machala’. He was said to feature an artiste, Berri Tiga.
But, there was some confusion when many listened to the song and discovered that a significant proportion of the song was sung by Berri Tiga. As a matter of fact, Carter seemed to have only featured vocally in the intro.
Since Berri did not cry foul, many felt Carter was indeed the rightful owner of the song and that the duo had a working arrangement. Thus, it came as a shock when it was discovered that the song was taken down from several music streaming platforms, including Apple Music and Spotify.
Meanwhile, Efe recently released snapshot of a chat showing Berri Tiga thanking him for the opportunity to feature in the song. Efe also claimed that another artiste, Hotkid, had a verse on the song, but Tiga pleaded with him to yank it off as he felt Hotkid would ‘take the shine’ for the song. He added that Berri was claiming ownership of the song on Instagram, while still thanking him for the opportunity.
According to some reports online, the song allegedly occupied the first position in many of the music streaming sites accessible in the country.
Carter Efe’s personal life is not publicized online. But at the time of this publication, he is not married yet.
- 2022 Machala
Due to Carter Efe’s experience in the comedy industry, his net worth is estimated at around $150,000.