The full name of Carter Efe is Oderhohwo Joseph Efe. He is a skit maker, social media influencer, and content creator. He entered the music industry in 2022 when he and Berri Tiga dropped a hit song titled “Machala” for the love of a music star, Wizkid. The song later went on to become number one on the Apple most streamed songs in Nigeria.
Early Life & Education
Carter Efe was born on the 29th of September, 1995, in Delta State, which falls in the South-South geopolitical zone of Nigeria. He grew up in Delta State, where he had both his primary and secondary school education. He went further to a university in Delta State, where he obtained his Bachelor of Science certificate.
Carter Efe started his comedy career in 2018. He started by posting his short comedy skits on Instagram. Due to his funny comedies, he started gaining the attention of many on social media platforms. He is known for acting in comedies without putting on a shirt. In 2020, he became well-known after participating in several comedy videos with well-known comedians, influencers, and content creators.
In 2022, Carter Efe alongside Berri Tega released a collaborated song titled Machala, for the love they have for one prominent Nigerian Singer, Wizkid. On July 30, 2022, the song rose to the top of Apple Nigeria’s charts. Additionally, it increased his popularity and the number of people who followed him on social media. Since he is best known for creating skits rather than songs, this is actually his debut song.
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.