Popular Nigerian hit maker and artiste, Samuel Oguachuba widely called Samklef is currently on Akon’s KonLive Records.
Below is what Akon said about him
“Samklef was signed to KonLive because he is the best all-around entertainer from Nigeria,” said Akon who tops the 2017 list of richest African musicians according to Forbes Africa and known for launching the careers of superstars Lady Gaga and T-Pain.
“Everything Samklef touches turns to gold and I expect his first single, “Philo” to quickly climb the charts once it is released in 2017.”
Samklef, a multi-talented music artiste, producer, DJ and video manager hails from Imo State, but had been born and bred in Lagos — Nigeria.
“Life on the Nigerian streets amidst the harsh survival conditions of the typical African ghetto made me business savvy and a realist,” said Samklef. “The opportunity to be part of Akon’s camp and learn from the greatest in the music and business world is an honor.”
Before he took the leap of faith to abandon his home nation and visit USA, Samklef was employed as a music maker in Nigeria’s music sector as he has produced artiste like Sunny Neji, Ruggedman, Durella, Simi, Wizkid, Skales, D’Prince, Jahdiel, Ice Prince, Olamide, and Vector to mention.
“I was one of the producer’s behind RCA record label Wizkid’s path to success,” he said. Samklef produced 6 records on Wizkid’s successful debut album, “Superstar,” that sky rocketed him to international success.
“My team as very impressed with Samklef’s professionalism. He has worked with Sound Factory, Flow Records, Smashers Records, Back 2 Black, Mindfalls, Exp & i360 and S.O & U.,” said Rozina Negusei, CEO of En-Treeg Records and Akon’s wife. “He a certified hitmaker, has great stage presence and is a master at engaging any music-loving crowd.”
Samklef’s debut record titled, “NONI” premiered in 2010 followed by an worldwide edition titled, “NONILIZING” published in January 2011. He spans a few years in the amusement business and the result is massive experience, which may only be garnered from working with some of the greatest hands in each area. His influences consist of international designers and producers — Timbaland and Kanye West in addition to his business colleagues — Don Jazzy and Tuface.
The varied Samklef is also an entrepreneur and motivational speaker.
“I want to inspire others to achieve their dreams,” he said. “If I can make it out of the poorest conditions from Lagos, Nigeria, with hard work and dedication anyone can!”
Samklef is signed by Akon’s KonLive Supply and KES Entertainment Record Label, a joint venture partnership with KonLive, En-Treeg and Simcol Entertainment. Simon Guobadia is the CEO of All Simcol Entertainment. The goal of the partnership would be to advance the careers of African and Caribbean talent.