Daddy Showkey Biography | Everything There Is To Know
Daddy Showkey is a Nigerian galala singer and one of the veterans of the Nigerian music industry. He names his genre of music Ghetto Dance. You can refer to it as Ghetto.
His musical career started from Ajegunle in the latter part of the 1990s, and he became very popular there. Daddy Showkey’s birth name is John Asiemo, but his fans in the Ghetto referred to him as Daddy Showkey.
Strangely enough, many people do not know his real name to be John Asimo. Daddy Showkey was born in 1969, on the 4th of August of that year, to be precise.
What Tribe Is Daddy Showkey?
His parents are from Delta state, Isoklo precisely. He, however, grew up in Ajegunle, as mentioned above.
How did his stage name come by?
He got the nickname via a family member called Showboy several years back.
Showboy contributed a great deal to Daddy Showkey’s upbringing had he decided to adopt Showboy’s name in appreciation.
He then decided to be called Showkid from his childhood.
The name was changed to Showkey by his friends. He started with a group of boys in Ajegunle ghetto, and the name of their band was “Sexy Pretty Boys.
Daddy Showkey is unarguably the first Nigerian artist to start the Nigerian Dancehall style.
He made up his mind to use Pidgin English for his lyrics instead of the Jamaican patois.
The dance steps he invented had contributed a great deal to the dancehall scene in Nigeria.
We can classify his music genres into:
Daddy Showkey’s many songs held sway in the ’90s and beyond.
He equally has many hit songs to his name, some of which are:
- Ghetto Soldier
He released an album titled “The Name” in 2011, which was also a hit. That same year, he released another album titled “Welcome.”
His first single was released in 1996, and that was the song titled “Diana” the last of the singles he released are “One Day” and “Showkey Again,” both of which were released in 2017.
In total, Daddy Showkey released 17 singles in the course of his musical career.
Is Daddy Showkey Married
He is happily married and has beautiful children.
The name of his wife is Lolo Sandra Ebere Asimo. Daddy Showkey looks like a priced fighter, and the kind of dance steps he adopted require lots of energy.
He also confessed to have grown up in violence. It should not be surprising considering the state of Ajegunle where he grew up.
He became the brand ambassador for Real Estate management Revelation Property Group in 2018.
The company is located in Lagos State. He was chosen as a brand ambassador by this company and some other celebrities like Charles Inojie, Mary Lazarus, Belinda Effah, Ikechukwu, Ogbonna, and Alex Ekubo.
He was even given a chieftaincy title, “Aare Onifaji of Ajegunle.”
Daddy Showkey’s story is that of grass to grace. Yes, he had it very rough initially but picked himself up to become a celebrated icon.