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Daddy Showkey Biography: Early Life, Career, Endorsements, and Net Worth

The real name of Daddy Showkey is John Odafe Asiemo. He is a renowned Nigerian singer who is known for singing Galala songs. His music style is referred to as Ghetto music.

Early Life

Daddy Showkey was born on the 4th of August, 1970, in Ajegunle, Lagos State. He hails and grew up in Lagos State, which falls in the southwestern geopolitical zone of Nigeria.


Daddy Showkey started his musical career in the late 1990s. He started by singing ghetto-style music in his local environment. He is the pioneer of Nigerian dancehall music. Rather than speaking Jamaican patois, he sings in pidgin English. The “Galala” dance move was invented by the AJ singer and quickly rose to prominence in the 1990s.



  • 2017: Showkey Again
  • 2017: One Day
  • 2011: What’s gonna be gonna be
  • 2011: Welcome
  • 2011: Ragga Hip hop
  • 2011: Mayazeno
  • 2011: Jehovah
  • 2011: Girl’s cry
  • 2011: Dancing scene
  • 2011: Asiko
  • 2011: Young girl
  • 2011: The Chicken
  • 2011: Sandra
  • 2011: Ghetto Soldier
  • 2000: The Name
  • 1996: Diana
  • 1991: Fire Fire

Endorsement Deals

Daddy Showkey joined the Real Estate Management Revelation Property Group in Lagos State as a brand ambassador in 2018. He was present with a number of famous people, including Charles Inojie, Ikechukwu Ogbonna, Mary Lazarus, Belinda Effah, and Alex Ekubo.

Net Worth

According to different sources online, Daddy Showkey’s net worth is estimated at around $200,000.


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