Onome Onokohwomo popularly known as Yung6ix, was born on 8 July 1989. He is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist.
Onome Onokohwomo popularly known as Yung6ix, was born on 8 July 1989. Yung6ix was born and raised in Warri, Delta State.
Yung6ix grew up as the oldest child in a family of five, and took a strong interest in music at a young age.
While a student at FGC Warri, he engaged in rap battles and developed a friendly relationship with like-minded students, which led to the formation of the hip hop group G-Squad.
The group soon began performing at various talent shows in Delta State. Music remained their unmatched and true passion.
After graduating from high school, Yung6ix relocated to western Nigeria to pursue a career in music and enrolled at Oduduwa University.
Yung6ix derived his stage name Yung6ix from his high school nickname “6ixty”.
Shortly after he moved to Lagos, he continued to record music; his song “I’m an African” captured the attention of A&R Gbemi Ereku, who signed him to his 411 Entertainment Company in 2009.
By 2010, Yung6ix began to attract media attention after his cover version of “Oleku” went viral on the internet.
He later released “So Far Gone”, featuring P. Fizzy, a single off his Green Light Green mixtape.
The song was a freestyle to Wiz Khalifa’s “This Plane”. In January 2011, 6ix released “Plenty Money”, another track from the mixtape; an accompanying music video was released shortly after.
The song made its official Nigerian radio premiere on the Beat 99.9 FM.
Yung6ix collaborated with Wizkid on “Follow Me”, a track from his debut studio album. Following the release of the song, an accompanying music video was filmed; it was directed by Bobby Boulders.
In September 2011, Yung6ix released the fourth track from his Green Light Green project, “Oh My Gosh”, which earned him both “Lyricist on the Roll” and “Best Rap Single” nominations at the Headies Awards the following year.
Green Light Green was originally slated for an April 2011 release; however, it was finally released on 26 December 2011.
The music video for “Oh My Gosh”, which was directed by Bobby Boulders, was released in January 2012.
It was filmed in Lagos and Johannesburg, with cameo appearances by Naeto C, Jesse Jagz, DJ Neptune, and P. Fizzy.
Yung6ix was among the rappers featured on M.I’s Illegal Music 2; M.I subsequently co-signed and nicknamed him the “King of the South”.
In May 2012, “Picking Things”, the second single from his debut album was released. The song features fellow ex-label mates Naeto C and E. Kelly.
He also received a nomination for the “Most Promising Act” at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, but lost to Eva Alordiah.
In 2013, Yung6ix floated his imprint “Kash Kamp” which houses Percy as well as talented producer Otee Beatz.
On 4 September 2013, Yung6ix’s camp welcomed a hand offered from “Trick Billionaire MusiQ” for both parties to partner with the end-result of taking Yung6ix and his brand out of Africa and sharing his brilliance with the rest of the world.
Yung6ix collaborated with Percy on “First Class”, the third single from his album. He also released a music video for the song which earned him a “Best Hip Hop Video” nomination at the 2013 Nigerian Music Video Awards.
Yung6ix debut full-length studio album, 6ix O Clock, was eventually released on 6 February 2014.
The 16-track album features guest appearances from Phyno, Percy, Da L.E.S, M.I, Ice Prince, Yemi Alade, YQ, and Wizkid.
On 11 August 2019, Yung6ix was signed as the first Ambassador to the fast growing e-commerce firm Patricia, one of the largest traders of Bitcoin and gift cards in West Africa.
Yung6ix escaped being shot with a gun by his friend in 2017. The reason, according to him, was because he was not available for the music video of a song he was featured in by the same friend. The matter was reported to the police and the friend was arrested.
- Let Me Know
- Respek On My Name
- Blessings Feat. Oritse Femi
- No Favors
- Money is Relevant Ft. Phyno & Percy
- Everything Nice
- Gbe Seyin Ft. Niniola
- Loving You
- In a Benz
- Kpansh ft M.I
- Lights Ft. Yemi Alade
- Follow Ft. Wizkid
- Everything Gucci
- Before I Go Broke Ft. Olamide
- For Example
- Kings Ft. Phyno
- Let Me Know Ft. Davido
- Grammy Money Ft. Praiz & M.I Abaga
- The Boy Ft. Jilex Anderson
- Stay Woke Ft. Dremo, LoolooWithTheJuice
- Turn Up Ft. Ice Prince
- Picking Things Ft. Naeto C
Yung6ix is a Nigerian hip hop recording artist. He has an estimated net worth of $300,000.