Born Olayiwola Olabanji Kokumo but popular called by his stage name Koker, is a Nigerian afro-pop , highlife singer and songwriter who signed a record deal with Chocolate City in 2015. Koker is a fast rising Nigerian singer who has been hitting us with several nice songs and it appears he is just getting started with his promising career.
Olayiwola Olabanji Kokumo better known by his stage name Koker was born and brought up in Lagos State, Nigeria. Koker is the second child in his large family . His career started glowing while he was in the University where he had a number of remarkable ventures in the Unilag music scene and participated in composing and performing the official theme song of the Unilag at 50 carnivals in 2012, he composed four songs for the Eko sports festival at Tafawa Selewa square Lagos island the same year. In addition, he also composed 4 songs for Eko Sports festival at Tafawa Balewa Square, Lagos Island in 2012.
His shine begin when he released “Do Something” in 2015 and he was able to gain recognition locally. According to the upcoming singer, his key influence in his career are King Sunny Adé, Shina Peters and Ebenezer Obey, Koker’s sound is a fusion of Afrobeat, Jùjú and Afro-Pop.Koker was featured on Chocolate City’s 2015 compilation album, The Indestructible Choc Boi Nation.
In 2016, he signed an endorsement deal with Cloud 9, an online music streaming company based in Nigeria. Koker is an upcoming Nigerian musical artist who graduated in Creative Arts from the University of Lagos in the year 2015, he started singing as the age of 14 and has been able to develop his musical craft beyond our imaginations.
Despite the fact that he is an indigene of Ogun State, but he grew up in Lagos state. His career breakthrough happened in 2015 after getting signed to Chocolate City label though he has been around since 2013 after he recorded the hook for Pryse in his hit single ” Eleto ” at LAMP house studios. Koker first major single was ” Do Something ” Produced by Mex, which was released in December 2015. This song gave him more credit and abreast increasing his fan base. Hitherto, he has been releasing new songs including Kaabo, Heartfelt , Rich and lots more.
The big break in his career happened in early 2016 (January) when he released “Kolewerk” which has remained his major hit song all this time. “Kolewerk” was a club bangar that was massively accepted and it topped chat for several months.
Koker: Educational Background
The Chocolate City act obtained a master’s degree in creative arts from the University of Lagos.
T.M Interviews Chocolate City Act, KOKER
Who is KOKER?
KOKER is a musician and recording artiste signed to Chocolate City. I do contemporary Afro juju, contemporary Afro pop basically because I believe in selling my culture and my sound to the world. I also believe in selling versatility.
Can you tell us about your contract with Chocolate City? When was it launched?
Oh recently, a couple of months back. Of course it is very fair and we thank the Lord.
Let’s talk about your humor and wit in your recent featured single, ‘Gerrarahere’ with Falz.
I had the song already, the beat and the hook ready, I just thought to myself who is the best guy to give this song to? Falz! That is his market, he is known for comic stuffs. I called him up and he voiced it, the next day I got 5missed calls from him and it’s doing pretty well.
What kind of music do you listen to?
I listen to sounds from Beautiful Nubia, Asa, Ebenezer Obey, Sir Shina Peters and John Legend. I pick different things from different people.
How old is KOKER?
KOKER is a very young man. (Lol) slightly below and between 20
Is there any other passion other than music?
Yes, I have a lot of ideas and concepts and means to execute it. I love to dance and act.
Who is MI ABAGA to you?
That’s my brother, my friend, my guy, my CEO!
MI is known to be a gateway for people in this industry, so many people. When he comes by we don’t relate like boss to artiste, we play around, we talk and keep it real. It is not how most people see it, we are family. CBN, that’s what it is.
Are there projects from KOKER worth looking out for?
Yes, of course, i am working on collaborations; I am working on more singles and all. And like I always say: endorsements hopefully.
Koker: Net Worth
Currently working on that
Koker Songs As Lead Artist
- 2017 “Bokiniyen”
- 2015 “Do Something”, “Kolewerk”
- 2016 “Kolewerk (remix) (Olamide), “Give Them”
Koker Songs As Featured Artist
- (M.I featuring Koker)
- 2015 “Rotate”
- (Stunt featuring Koker)
- (G-Plus featuring Milli, Koker & Dice Ailes)
- (Black Market featuring Phenom & Koker)
- (Falz featuring Koker)
- “You Garrit”
- (Shodyreeks featuring Koker)
- “Awon Temi”
- (Loose Kaynon featuring Dice Ailes & Koker)
- (DJ Spicey featuring Jumabee & Koker)
- “Don’t Go”
- (DJ Combs featuring Ink Edwards & Koker)
- “Sisi Maria”
- (Omo Akin featuring Skales & Koker)
- (Klever Jay featuring Koker)
- “Gan Gan”
- (DJ Shabsy featuring Koker)
- “U Name It”
- (Pryse featuring Big H & Koker)
- “Day 1”
- (Ice Prince featuring Koker)
Awards And Nominations
Koker was nominated for the following awards ;
- The Headies Rookie of The Year 2015
- Top Naija Music Awards Artiste Of The Year 2015
- TooXclusive Awards Best New Artiste 2015
- The Headies Best Street Hop Artiste 2016
- Top Naija Music Awards Artiste of the Year 2016
- TooXclusive Awards Best Street Hop Artiste and Next Rated 2016
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