Nnenna Okechukwu Emmanuel popularly known by his stage name as Slowdog is a fast rising Nigerian indigenous rapper, singer, songwriter, recording artiste and stage performer who rap mostly in the Igbo indigenous language. He was born on 27th November 1978 in Awkuzu, Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He is currently 39 years old. His style of music is more of comedy rap.
Slowdog was born into a family of 6 children, consisting of three boys and three girls. He hails from Awkuzu in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He spent part of his life in Jos, Plateau State in the northern part of Nigeria with his family before settling in Enugu State, Nigeria in1981.
Slowdog grew up in the coal city of Enugu State in the south eastern part of Nigeria, where he completed both his primary and secondary school education and obtained both his First School Leaving Certificate and West African Senior School Certificate.
After completing his primary and secondary school education, Slowdog proceeded to Institute of Management and Technology (IMT) in Enugu, Nigeria and graduated with a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Marketing in 2003.
His musical ambition started in 1994 at the age of 16 years old. He began rapping in Igbo while still in secondary school. In 2002, he started his music career professionally and formed a group called “Dodge & Slowdog (DSD)” with their first debut album titled “Xposed Piracy”.
In March 2017, Slowdog released the remix of his hit single titled “Testimony” which featured Phyno and TJ. He is currently one of the most talented Igbo indigenous rapper Nigeria has ever produced. His style of music is more of comedy rap. Slowdog has collaborated with top music legends in Nigeria such as Nigga Raw, Phyno, Flavour, Ibliss, MC Loph, Olamide, Timaya, Bracket, P-Square and a host of other top celebrities from the Nigerian music industry.
His hit single “Who get that tin” featuring Dekumzy and which was released in 2006 made him very popular in the south eastern part of Nigeria. He has worked with the likes of Phyno, Flavour N’abania, Mr. Raw Nwanne, Selebobo, Hype MC, Zoro, Dekumzy and Mode 9, amongst others.
Every end of the year and festive seasons, Slowdog is known to perform primarily in the south eastern part of Nigeria. In December 2014, Slowdog alongside with Patoranking and Ruffcoin headlined the Mbba-Ike Mega Concert held in Owerri, the capital of Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. An annual event hosted by the then deputy governor of the state.
In 2015, Slowdog was the headline act at the Ogbunike Cave Carnival held in Anambra State in the south eastern part of Nigeria. On 8th January 2017, Slowdog alongside with Mr. Raw Nwanne and John Okafor popularly known as Mr. Ibu headlined the 2017 edition of the Ibari Ogwa Concert held in Owerri, Imo State in the south eastern part of Nigeria.
Slowdog in the cause of his music career has been nominated for several awards which include Best Indigenous Rapper (Igbo) at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards, Next Rated at the Headies Awards, Most Gifted Hip Hop Rapper at the African Music Video Awards and Most Promising Act to Watch at the City People Entertainment Awards.
Slowdog is currently one of the richest and most influential artiste in Nigeria with an estimated net worth of $700,000.
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