UNLEASH THE PASSION.
THE LIFE-STORY THAT CHANGE THE WORLD.
IT START WITH -
An endless passion for music,
for discovery, for people and for life.
As a child growing up in Nigeria, NazB was surrounded by the music of his native West African homeland. With members of his immediate and extended family playing instruments and singing, music was a part of his upbringing. His persistence and perseverance eventually gained him the nickname Nazodobas,which eventually evolved into NazB and became his rapper alias, Now Based in Zurich, Switzerland.
In his early teens, he began performing at local clubs and slowly building a loyal audience. He soon sadly realized that he was unable to gain the support of his beloved parents at that time, so to fulfill his dream of becoming a successful rapper, at the age of 18, he made a tough decision to leave his native. He lived among the street life of Mali, The Ivory Coast, Ghana, Senegal, South Africa, Surinam and Brazil. Independence fuelled his passion and his hard life and hardships molded his musical vision and talents.
“The many places I’ve been have influenced me,” he says. “It all sounds different – you can hear different flavors and elements within my music.”He sincerely believed that his musical talents are destined to achieve something far better and continues to create vocals that deal with several social issues. In his socially conscious track “Shame”, he dedicated the song to rape victim which reflects the cruelty of this brutal and senseless crime. The revenue collected from the sales of this single will be donated to local charity WiesserRing (Switzerland), an organization committed to support rape victims and create awareness on the issue. His magical notes provoke deep thoughts that actual words fail to explain! His track mesmerizes souls, connects and heals!
In 2006, NazB’s first debut album had been carefully crafted using top-notch beats that were intricately fused with African ,American and European ingredients alike. Recorded entirely in Switzerland, his album combined these refreshing selections of instrumentation with his expressive lyrical content. It was the clever combination of the two (music and lyrics) that then enabled him to openly illustrate his personal story of pain and progress. His first single was entitled “Superfly”. It quickly gained him major Radio/TV exposure around the world and was recognized as number one on Robo Clip SF2 Television in Switzerland as well as on the very popular, Canadian Music Television. “This album tells the story of my life and my pain,” NazB explains. That it does. Themes explore various topics such as love, poverty, racism, and religious discrimination. Stylistically, he drew influences from some of the most respected hip-hop legends of his time including 2Pac, Nas, Dr. Dre, 50 cent, Jay Z, Notorious BIG. Yet and still, his style is one very unique to himself. NazB has developed a distinctive sound that blends funky rhythms, heavy-bass grooves, and even elements of his African roots. “I play music because I love it,” he clarifies. “I feel like it’s something I can offer to the world! I want the world to know that I believe in peace and having faith in something bigger than ourselves.”
NazB Single “Attention” was released in early 2015 under Bow Bowah Records Switzerland. This song is said to be a mix of dance sound and hip hop feel, and it also contains a female vocalist. Written and produced by Michael Ozigbo, Andy Prinz and Alexander Yakovlev, this piece of music deserves a place in a club or bar to set a party off. The album includes two remix version by a Swiss producer Dave Manuel and UK Award winning producer Rymez.
NazB is currently signed with Clubstream Pink (Sweden) for the release of his new EP “Fly Away” and a new deal with Ardofine Records Germany for a 13 Track album Release in 2016.
His recent top exposure on Soundcity TV (Nigeria) MTV Europe, The Source Magazine (USA) and on Canadian Music Television as well as TV/Radio Play world wide proves him as a promised rapper with various shades of music.
As a nod to NazB’s songwriting and performing talent, more feathers are constantly getting added to his success crown. He was recognized as the most voted Coca Cola’s Music Artist for 2009 in Switzerland and was top among the 500 song contest winners on the 16th annual Billboard song contest. He also had the privilege of opening the World Thai Boxing Championships in 2007 @ Jako Arena Bamberg Germany Hosted by the Champions Club.
IT NEVER END
Passion never die. It grows
stronger every day.
While having a well-received album and experiencing the world is definitely a dream come true for this humble rapper, with his heart being set on finding something deeper, we can rest assured that we have not yet heard the last of him.
With more credits and titles following his way, NazB says he never stops his love for music and keeps on exploring the joy and passion he finds in his music.
“Whether I’m rapping about love or poverty, racism or religious discrimination, or just telling the listener about something I’ve gone through, I find freedom and inspiration in the freedom of speech. I call it rap music from my soul.”