C was born, Naetochukwu Chikwe, to National Women Leader of the ruling
party PDP, Doctor Mrs. Kema Chikwe and Chief Herbert Chikwe, in Houston,
Texas in USA on December the 17th, 1982. Naeto C is from Owerri, the
capital city of Imo State of Nigeria,and he spent his early years in
Owerri, in a household very influenced by music. His fondness for music
grew fast and was articulated into other creative art forms, most
specifically poetry, which took him to various competitions and earned
him accolades as a young poet.
After finishing his secondary
education in Lagos, he moved to the United States for higher education
both in SUNY Old Westbury and a year later, George Washington
University. It was at this time that he met Uzikwendu and, Ikechukwu,
who was then an aspiring hip-hop artist out of Washington Heights, New
York. The trio went on to form the World Famous Akademy (WFA), a
brotherhood of musicians. They planned to grow into an independent
record label but could not get their hands on the proper funds. Naeto C
graduated in 2004 from the George Washington University with a B Sc. in
Biology, intending to go study further and become a medical doctor.
After some deep self-searching he changed his mind and decided to pursue
his dream and develop his talent as a musician.
Storm Records, (a
record company based in Lagos, Nigeria) had been trying to sign the
World Famous Akademy for some time, and since Naeto had decided to
pursue his career as a musician he agreed along with the rest of the
WFA. But they did not return to Nigeria until early 2006, when Ikechukwu
released his debut album, Son Of the Soil. That album laid the grounds
for Naeto C and the WFA. Working as an in-house producer with his newly
discovered production team “ET-Quake” (consisting of TY Mix and VC
Perez), Naeto was able to display his production skills working with
Storm artists like Sasha, Dare Art- Alade, GT the Guitarman, Disconnect,
Saro-Wiwa and Nkiru. Within a year of working with the aforementioned
artists, Naeto had successfully recorded over 60 songs including his
most recent album material (a bulk of which he co-produced with
notable production achievement is the “;I Believe”; song Naeto wrote
and co-produced with VC Perez (member of ET-Quake), which features
himself, an up-and-coming R&;B/Gospel artist, Sheun and Hugh
Masekela from South Africa. Within the same year Naeto garnered a lot of
experience performing, from Ikechukwu’s album launch, to Chanel O
awards, to the I Believe Tour, to Always promo tour with Sasha and many
more gigs. In preparation for the phenomenal MTN Homecoming Concert,
headlined by a popular friend, Nigerian pop sensation, D’banj , Naeto C
has recorded over 50 songs for his debut with production that transcends
today’s hip hop sound MO HIT RECORD. From the Fela inspired “Lagos City
Hustla” the most articulate reflection of Hip-Hop/Afro-beat till date
to the down-south-melody-stricken first single “Sitting on Top”, Naeto C
has broken all boundaries and surpassed more limits than any up and
coming artist, lyrically and production wise according to MO HIT RECORD.
His debut album You Know My “;P&# 8221; was released in May 2008
the Summer of 2013 Naeto C disappeared from the entertainment scene and
returned to school to pursue a higher degree in London at the Oxford
University taking a course in Energy Economics.
Some of his Awards include…;
MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 –; Best New Musician
Channel O Music Video Awards 2009 –; Video Of The Year
MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 –; Best New Artist
is no longer news that Naeto C walked down the aisle with pretty Nicole
last year 2013. But only a few knew that the wedding had in attendance
former President Olusegun Obasanjo, Governor Peter Obi, Senator Chris
Ngige, Senator Daisy Danjuma, Andy Uba, Mrs. Pauline Tallen and other
But that is no news either. Right now, a
wedding gift of a Porsche Cayenne 2012 model to the singer is the
subject of a raging controversy in entertainment circles.
a widespread rumour that D’Banj bought the car for Naeto C, it actually
came from Dumebi Kachikwu, the oil and gas business mogul, who used to
be married to the Naeto’s sister.
D’Banj presented the car keys to Naeto C on behalf of Kachikwu, who is a longtime music business partner and promoter of D’Banj.
had it that Larry Onuegbu who has been into car dealing business for
over 12years now, accused Dumebi of not wanting to pay the agreed amount
the car is worth after presenting the car to Naeto C as his wedding
Larry confirms that, Dumebi Kachikwu gave his used BMW 3 Series
to Neato C to replace the wedding gift and so brought back the Porsche
Cayenne with the excuse that it was a fairly used car.