Nigerian-born American rapper, ZMNY arrives Lagos, set to take Industry by Storm
American rap artiste, ZMNY has arrived the country to bring a breath of fresh
air to the entertainment industry. The rapper was recently welcomed by his
teeming home fans at the arrival wing of the Murtala Muhammed International
Airport in Lagos.
ZMNY, whose real
name is OzieNzeribe, flew into Nigeria accompanied by his mother, Ada Nzeribe
and 5 Times United States Dance Champion, Michael Adegoke.
He recently released two new singles alongside musical videos – ‘Hater Free’
featuring Ray J and a song titled DJ Khaled which have continued to get rave
reviews from industry watchers.
ZMNY, who hails from Hollywood California, United States, said coming back
to Nigeria was always one of his dreams. "I am here just to blow
everybody's mind and show them what I can do. I have come back here to my
country because I have always loved Nigeria. It is my home and I am always coming
back here," he said.
The artiste said
he was planning to collaborate with some A-list Artiste in the country to expand his fan
base. "Since I was young, I have been rapping especially on the playground
and all my friends knew I was going to be a star one day." ZMNY said.
He commended his parents for supporting him in the quest to achieving stardom. "My
parents have been very supportive and I wouldn't be where I am today without
them. So my advice to anyone who wants to achieve the height in their career, is
to always put faith in their parents and above all God. "I also plan to get
a college degree and go to University of California, Los Angles (UCLA).
"My advice for other young and upcoming artistes is to always pray to God.
You have to strive and work very hard for whatever you want in life with an
innovative team," the rapper added.
Also speaking, Adegoke, an international dance champion, said the Nigerian
music industry would be worth over $8 billion by 2020. “ZMNY is a rising star who
plans to collaborate with several a-list artists which sets him up to becoming
as big as the likes of Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, and Don Jazzy.”