The Nigerian record-producing and songwriting duo Legendury Beatz is made up of siblings Uzezi Oniko (born February 17, 1986) and Okiemute Oniko (born May 27, 1989). Afrobeats, hip hop, reggae fusion, moombahton, and electro house are all heavily influenced by their production style. Legendury Beatz produced the critically acclaimed song “Azonto,” which was sung by afrobeats recording artist and MOBO Award winner Wizkid, in less than a year after the pair began working together. In the Nigerian music industry, this made international headlines.
Without any prior relationships, connections, or recording studio in the music industry, the duo’s production followed a simple system in which they made beats routed to a specific performer whom they sought out in clubs, award events, and so on. The system produced little success before they met Weird MC, a female rapper, songwriter, and producer who heard their content in 2009. They collaborated with her to create an unreleased album as well as the singles “Happy Day” and “Moving Up.”
“Ara,” the lead track on Brymo’s second studio album The Son of a Kapenta, was recorded in 2011. The song was named Best Recording of the Year at the 2012 Headies. Furthermore, the song’s music video won Best African Pop at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards. The duo produced the song “Ko Ma Roll” for Mo’Cheddah, who won the MTV Africa Music Awards.
The duo produced “Baddest Boy,” the lead track from Empire Mates Entertainment’s compilation album Empire Mates State of Mind, in 2012. Legendary Beatz also produced Chidinma’s song “Emi Ni Baller,” which won a Kora Award. Chidinma broke a record with the song, becoming the first female performer to top the MTV Base Official Naija Top 10 list. Legendary Beatz produced the song “Drop,” which featured vocals by American rapper Wale and Nigerian singer Wizkid. On April 29, 2013, legendary Beatz joined Wizkid’s Starboy Entertainment.
In 2013, the team produced the song “Caro,” which was included as a bonus track on Wizkid’s second studio album Ayo (2014). In 2014, the team worked together to create “That Could Be Us” for Nigerian musician Ice Prince. They also worked with prominent African musicians such as Banky W, Seyi Shay, and Efya.
Throughout their careers, they have drawn attention for their extensive collaboration with Wizkid. They are also known for writing and producing a string of hit songs. American rapper Wale, British rappers Tinie Tempah and Yxng Bane, Urbano Latino singers Bad Bunny and J Balvin, 2face, Ice Prince, Efya, Banky W, Seyi Shay, and Chidinma, among others, have all contributed vocals to the duo’s numerous songs.
- 2014: DJ Spinall Presents: Legendury Beatz Greatest Hits
- 2014: Number One Lover by Starboy
- 2014: Ginger by L.A.X
- 2014: Ibadi by May D
- 2014: Oje by Legendury Beatz
- 2014: Oh! Baby by Legendury Beatz
- 2014: Crazy by Seyi Shay
- 2014: That Could Be Us by Ice Prince
- 2013: Koma Roll (Remix) by Tillaman
- 2013: Denge Pose by Skales
- 2013: Take Care of Me by Skales
- 2013: Juru by Wizkid
- 2013: Packaging by Tillaman
- 2013: Talk by Wizkid
- 2013: M.I.A (Money In Abundance) by Tesh Carter
- 2013: Murda Dem (Remix) by Phenom
- 2013: Sewere by Weird MC
- 2013: Drop by Wizkid
- 2013: Kokose by Sound Sultan
- 2013: Caro by Starboy
- 2012: Azonto by Wizkid
- 2012: 2Musshh by Reminisce
- 2012: Baddest Boy by E.M.E
- 2012: I Love You (Afurum Gi N’ anya) by Shiikane
- 2012: Emi Ni Baller by Chidinma
Awards and nominations
|2015||The Headies||Producer of the Year||Won|
|2014||The Headies||Producer of the Year||Nominated|
|2013||The Headies||Producer of the Year||Nominated|
According to the analysis made from different sources online, Legendury Beatz’s net worth is estimated at around $1 million.