Oluwaseyi Akerele is well-liked with the stage title Shizzi throughout the Nigerian music trade and past. Shizzi is a platinum-certified file producer, DJ, and composer from Nigeria. He began out as a drummer in a church earlier than he turned identified after the manufacturing of Davido’s 2011 single “Dami Duro” and 6 different songs on the singer’s debut album, Omo Baba Olowo (2012).
Full Identify : Oluwaseyi Akerele
Date of Beginning : 3 December 1984
Genres : Afrobeats, Pop, R&B, hip-hop, Soul
Occupation(s) : Report producer, Disk jockey, Songwriter
Instrument(s) : Keyboard, synthesizer, drums, sampler
Energetic Years : 2009present
Report Label : Magic Fingers
Social Media Handles : Instagram: @iamshizziTwitter: @iamshizzi
Early Life and Training
Shizzi was born on December third, 1984 in Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. He had his training in Oyo State earlier than deciding to maneuver to Lagos State with the intention to develop his music profession.
Profession Debut (2009–2015)
Shizzi started her profession within the church as a drummer. He obtained reward for his contributions to Davido’s 2011 hit “Dami Duro” and produced six songs for the singer’s self-titled first album, “Omo Baba Olowo” (2012). “Love My Child,” a monitor from Wizkid’s debut studio album, “Celebrity,” (2011) was produced by him. He’s recognised for creating the songs “Skelewu” and “Gobe“. Moreover, he was answerable for producing the divisive songs “Child Face” and “Go Low” by Wande Coal. Shizzi has collaborated with a lot of artists, together with Chris Brown, Harrysong, OD Woods, Naeto C, Sauce Child, Wande Coal, Wizkid, D’Prince, Might D, Danagog, Emmy Gee, Skuki, DaBaby, and Fireboy DML.
He collaborated on the manufacturing of Davido’s “Tchelete” with Uhuru and DJ Maphorisa in 2013. Shizzi collaborated with Davido, Tiwa Savage, Lola Rae, Sarkodie, Diamond Platnumz, Mi Casa, and others on June 26, 2014, to create the tune for MultiChoice’s Africa Rising Marketing campaign. He shared his hit-making secrets and techniques with Davido in 2015 on the NEC Dwell Seminar.
Breakthrough Season (2016-19)
As a file producer and songwriter, he entered right into a publishing settlement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing in 2016. After Teni’s single “Amen” was formally launched on December 23, 2016, Shizzi introduced his file label and administration enterprise, often known as Magic Fingers. He made an look in a documentary for Beyonce’s The Lion King: The Present soundtrack CD in 2019. He mentioned recording songs for the album within the documentary, which ABC aired on September sixteenth.
Offers and Feud (2020–current)
He collaborated with Sarz in 2020 for a 2-hour Instagram reside broadcast session dubbed “The Battle of Hits.” They carried out a few of their unreleased songs together with their finest hits on the present. Timbaland, Swizz Beatz, Wizkid, Don Jazzy, Davido, Spinall, Kel-P, and Tiwa Savage are a couple of notable spectators who have been energetic within the reside session. Shizzi responded to Teni’s tweet from 2021 about how she left his imprint after utilizing him to rise to fame with out acknowledging his affect on her profession.
He tweeted, “As of late2021, SonyATV stated they have been going to let him go provided that Efe Ogbeni agreed with the phrases of termination of the contract,” however his ex-manager, Efe Ogbeni, declined.” On April 27, 2022, he introduced the termination of his six-year-old publishing settlement with Sony/ATV Music Publishing. In his assertion, Shizzi additionally acknowledged that “his cope with Sony ATV was a non-favourable transaction as a result of Ogbeni by no means allowed him the power to nominate his personal counsel to pretty study the contract again in 2016.”
Shizzi lives a good and secluded life and solely posts on his social media web page periodically about work life. He’s reportedly single and never identified to be in any severe relationships.
Shizzi accused “Tunde Ednut” and “Masterkraft” of stealing his instrumental on January 16, 2016, for use within the making of his tune “Kosowo”, which was produced by Masterkraft. He additionally replied to Teni’s tweet in 2021, thereby accusing her of not acknowledging him of getting an influence on her music profession after she left his file label.
As Lead Artist
“Maria” (that includes Jay Moore and L.A.X)2018 “Wasted” (with Ceeza Milli)2019 “Aye Kan” (with Teni & Mayorkun)“All Over You” (with Wale Kwame, Davido, and Kwesi Arthur)As Featured artist
2016 “Present You Off” (that includes Shizzi and Walshy Hearth)Singles Produced
“Ekaette”(Maye Hunta that includes Igho, 2009).Mayefestation, 2010“Love My Child” (Wizkid), 2011Superstar, 2011“Dami Duro” (Davido that includes Sina Rambo)“Abroad” (Davido that includes Sina Rambo) 2012“Angel in This World” (Wande Coal)“Continually” (Wande Coal)“Taiye Kehinde” (Harrysong)“Ekuro” (Davido)“Gbagaun” (IllRymz)Licenced to In poor health, 2013“Nek-Unek” (MC Galaxy that includes Davido), 2013Breakthrough, 2015“Daddy Mi” (Reminisce that includes Davido)Alaga Ibile, 2014.“Insane Woman” (B-Pink) “Child Face” (Wande Coal)“Present You Off” (Wurld that includes Shizzi and Walshy Hearth)Love Is Contagious, 2019“Love Me Je Je” (Seyi Sodimu that includes Okay. Michelle)“All Over You” (Wale Kwame, Shizzi, Kwesi Arthur)“Blow My Thoughts” (that includes Chris Brown)A Good Time 22 November 2019“Peru” (Fireboy DML) 2021 TBA“Peru” (Fireboy, DML, and Ed Sheeran)Awards & Nominations
YearAwards ceremonyAward description(s)Results2012The HeadiesProducer of the YearNominatedNigeria Leisure AwardsMusic Producer of the Year2013Nigeria Leisure AwardsMusic Producer of the YearNominatedNigeria Leisure AwardsMusic Producer of the YearWonThe Beatz AwardsBest Afro Hip Hop ProducerBest Afro Dancehall Producer2016The Beatz AwardsBest Afro Hip Hop ProducerNominated2019The Beatz AwardsAfro Pop Producer of the YearNominated2021African Leisure Awards USAProducer of the YearNominatedNet Value
He has an estimated internet value of $2 million.
Social Media Handles
Instagram: @iamshizziTwitter: @iamshizzi