FULL NAME: Obinna Jude Ewulu
ARTISTE NAME: 98
STATE OF ORIGIN: Anambra State
LOCATION: Lagos State.
GENRE: Afrobeats, Dancehall, RnB, new wave of Alté and Amapiano
INTEREST/HOBBIES: Singing, beat making, alternative/street fashion, general music business and nightlife.
ABOUT: Obinna Ewulu a.k.a 98 is a Nigerian musical entertainer. He was born into a musical family by a father who couldn’t live his musical dreams as he had hoped due to financial challenges and his mum a fashion designer.
98 gram as he is popularly called was groomed from childhood into the Afrobeats culture by his Dad and the fashion lifestyle by his mum. He engaged in a lot of freestyle battles and auditions in high school as he later fought his way to further his musical dreams by studying sound engineering and music production in Ten Strings Music Institute, Festac Town, Lagos. Due to peer pressure and other family relatives drawing him away from music to study medicine, 98 turned down his admission to study nursing at the age of 16 and left home to pursue his musical dreams when his father left the country in search of greener pastures. In 2018 he signed a distribution deal with Content Connect Africa for the distribution of his debut single titled “XO”. He released another single in 2019 titled “Totori” which accumulated over 6,000 streams in Spotify. He went further to release another single in 2020 titled “Kaiye” which was widely accepted and loved by his fans nationwide.
CONTRIBUTION: Being born into a musical family, 98 plans to contribute professionalism and quality content at its peak both in content creation, fashion (which widely relates to the Nigerian music) and insights/ideas to push the brand AMAN and the Nigerian music scene in general.