Born as Onome Onokohwomo, Yung6ix is a name that rings bells in the music industry and a force to reckon with in Nigerian hip hop. He was born and raised in the oil rich Niger delta area of Warri in Delta State.
Olamide is repping the West, Phyno/Zoro who are making records in the East, Classiq/BOC Madaki are holding down the North; and Yung6ix is one of the few artistes from the south who are currently making hits and showing us that the South isn’t left out.
Yung6ix is never shy of his roots, you’ll hear him saying;
“King of the South’ or “Warri Boy blow like a bad IC”
“Warri Boy flow, you might hate this, now we don dey dodge bullets like Matrix”
“I’m the King of the South,You can ask her”
This braggadocio has earned him respect from rap fans because emcees from Southern Nigeria have been segregated in the mainstream for a long time.
Apart from that, he isn’t scared to talk about his hustle. I remember him stating that he had one shoe, he also sold his gold chain to get on Jimmy’s Jump off.
Also his love for music inspired him to spend his WAEC fee on studio recording fee for his very first song. His father even broke his CDs out of frustration at his unwillingness to focus on school. However the grind is paying out today.
Not many rappers can boldly call themselves King while the legends are still alive. But Yung6ix’s god complex allows him to do this. If you can recall closely, MI Abaga endorsed him as the King of the South after his appearance on the Illegal Music 2 mixtape. And since then, this Warri boy has never been shy.
I recall when Trybe records, Choc Boys, Storm Records and 411 Entertainment were hot around the year 2010. Ice Prince Zamani had one of the best Nigerian hip hop songs of all time. It was the song of the year at the time. “Oleku” was remixed and covered by so many other musicians, but it was this song that gave birth to Yung6ix. His cover version of the song went viral and created hype for him as the future of hip hop in Nigeria.
As a hiphop fan, if you haven’t listened to “Oh My Gosh” by Yung6ix, then your catalogue still isn’t complete. He was nominated for the “Most Promising Act” at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards but lost to Eva.
“Oh My Gosh” made him a leading figure at the Headies 2012, as he was nominated for the Best Rap single and Lyricist on the Roll alongside big names like MI Abaga, Ice Prince and Modenine.
Kash Kamp Trick Billionaire Music (KKTBM)
Yung6ix has developed his own management structure which provides support for his brands growth; something that traditional record labels offer to other artistes. Under Kash Kamp Trick Billionaire Music (KKTBM) is his personal Disc Jockey, Baddest DJ Timmy, a producer, Disally and 3 artistes; Sean Dennis, LK Kuddy and Gift Halim Bello aka She.
Apart from that, he has continued to support upcoming artistes. Remember his “Respeck on my Name contest” which was remixed by so many rappers who sent him their cover songs.
After the “6ix O’ clock Album” he pushed himself further by releasing the Billionaire Ambitions EP. And with the High Star album, everybody can dream and truly become a star.
Olamide, who can release albums annually is a star. Wizkid who filled the Royal Albert hall in London is a star. Ice Prince Zamani who won a BET Award is a star. Cassper Nyovest who filled a 60,000 capacity stadium to the brim is a star. But among them all, Yung6ix is telling you in his latest album that he is a High Star.