It is an indisputable fact that Nigeria is Africa’s hub of entertainment. She has produced, and is still producing world class artistes who are basking in international euphoria. These stars are gradually pushing the Nation into the global spotlight. With a youth population over 40%, the entertainment industry is manufacturing and exporting.
Asides these big boys and girls rocking the big leagues, there seems to be a new generation of child stars. Although few in number, they are already treading the path of their senior colleagues. Sometimes their age has been a subject of debate in several contexts. A list includes Amarachi, Benita Okojie, Shanko Rashidi and others.
Most times it opened doors for them and other times restricted them in their quest to achieve global stardom. Despite this, some of the these youngsters have continued to flourish. Oziomachukwu Mojekwu, popularly known as Ozzybee the wonderkid is one of these rising stars. Do you remember this child star?
Ozzy’s family discovered his love for music at a tender age. And it would appear that they have lovingly helped him develop fully. He has grown into an internationally respected multi award winning versatile recording artist who has probably seen and done more compared to some older colleagues all before the age of 15.
Ozzybosco as he’s fondly called by fans and admirers owes it all to his “Sweet Mummy Bosco”. She showed her commitment to the boy’s dream by enlisting the support of industry bigwigs in grooming the youngster. Contrary to many opinions, he is still in the entertainment scene.
For a career spanning less than a decade, Ozzy’s career has seen him in different roles; a recording artist, an actor, a philanthropist, a chief, a TV producer and a host of other interesting roles.
Thus, it is even more interesting to learn that the ever vibrant kid has never gone below 90 in his grades coupled with the fact that he has been the most creative pupil in his class for six years running now. That tells you a lot about his pedigree.
Ozzy who has worked with several top artistes has also successfully proven critics wrong. He and his team have managed to effectively maintain the balance between Oziomachukwu Mojekwu and Ozzybee the wonderkid.
Ozzy whose performance at Britain’s Got Talent earned him a standing ovation from the mammoth crowd was also invited to participate in the distinguished Pan African Humanitarian Summit and Awards alongside 100 other global pacesetters in recognition of their humanitarian activities.
The event is to take place in Tanzania, East Africa by mid-November. Also, OzzyBosco will perform and receive the award for Entertainment and Child Advocacy. This is in recognition of his Stop Child Cruelty campaign. Ozzy is proof that indeed a new generation has arrived. Therefore it is not yet time to sleep on him yet.
Also watch his video titled “Tinini” featuring Olamide Badoo. Tell us what you think in the comments box.
About the author
Deji Obasa is a hip hop writer, a follower of rap culture and an intellectual who is interested in research and artistic writing. He was inducted into HipHopHead as a contributor in October 2017.
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