Dizzy VC, the Nigerian born yet UK adorned star, is working his way throughout Africa and the United Kingdom, from his native Afro-Beat and grime inspired sound. His music reflects the moving and growing of Afro Beats to other genres such as Bashment and Hip Hop.
His debut song Ashawo, released in 2014 became a club hit across the UK and Europe. He later released a remix with Afro-beats sensation Phyno. He has been in the studio and collaborated with Maleek Berry, Runtown, Paigey Cakey, Wande Coal and PatoranKing to name a few.
Dizzy grew up in Lagos, Nigeria with his two Christian parents and four siblings.He spent most of his childhood playing sports, mostly athletics and anything he found to be competitive.
But Dizzy was truly inspired by what he saw on the internet and the rise of young MC’s in the UK and America. “Youtube was starting to grow and all I did was watch my idols perform,” he recalls with a smile, an instrumental example of the inspiration behind his sound. He would soon discover the rising grime phenomenon that was happening across the world.
As a child, Dizzy (his given name is Chiedoziem Onyeokoro) listened the music of Bob Marley and later Nigerian Afro-beat masters 2face and global stars Wyclef Jean and Chipmunk.
“I feel like I really started music because of Chip,” he remembers sitting in his new home in London. “He was so young, so inspirational and when I heard his EP, I just went to the studio- I was convinced I could rap too.”
After discovering he had a musical gift, he and his first cousin came together as a rap duo. His cousin decided to relocate to the United states, which left the singer with nothing but his dream in hand. It didn’t last long before Dizzy tapped into his love for singing and performing and with the help of reggae, the solo artist was born.
In 2013, he signed with A2 and Warner Music, as their first Nigerian born artist and with A2, he later released Ashawo. Following a conflict of interest, the singer joined the home to Nigerian artists Runtown and Phyno, at Sputnet Records in 2016. Now in London, after completing his studies at Greenwhich University London, he released the summer hit Scammer. Now more than ever, his Afro-Bashment sound was strong and causing a storm across the industry. “My sound is influenced by a mixture of genres but really all I want is for my music to make people feel good.”
The song made the singer reach new heights and led to him performing to crowds up to 25,000, at the London o2 arena for Africa Unplugged. Dizzy VC’s U.K., Europe and Nigerian audiences couldn’t have come at a better time since 2016 established his presence. He was recognised as one to watch by MOBOs, won Best UK artist at the BEFTA awards and Best video at the Nigerian Video Music Awards.
Since then, now under his own record label Kaboom Entertainementhe has released even more club hits such as Sweet you, Only You and Romeo Juliet all of which have become huge Youtube successes! He hopes his first EP, that is due to be released this year will be received the same and if not better. He’s also a creator, director and producer with his production and direction company called VC films which directs all his music videos and also a couple of top musical acts across the globe