Da Emperor’s biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Indigenous rapper and actor from Nigeria
A.K.A. Etiemelo?
Is Songwriter
From Nigeria
Type Film, TV, Stage & Radio
Gender male
Birth 5 October 1993, Lagos, Lagos, Nigeria
Age 27 years
Star sign Libra

Fasasi Mobolaji Gaius, known as Da Emperor, is a Nigerian indigenous rapper, actor and songwriter. He has family roots in Ogun State, Nigeria. He raps in his native language, Yoruba, and infuses Pidgin and English. Da Emperor has recorded songs with artists such as Gabriel Afolayan , Small Doctor and Oritse Femi.

He released his second official single titled “Firewood”, which features vocals from Oritse Femi. This was followed by the singles “Shake it” and “I’m a Sinner”.

Music career

In 2013, he collaborated with Canadian-based Jamaican reggae artist Kisco. Da Emperor has recorded music with established and up-and-coming artists. He has shared the stage with Davido and Tiwa Savage. In February 2013, he was featured on the song “Be Ma Boo” by Afro-Pop singer Slim Joe. In 2013, he released the single “Para Mode” mixed by Indomix; its music video has surpassed 100,000 YouTube views and was released in 2014.

On 2 February 2014, he released a song in support of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s campaign. It was succeeded by the single “Liar”, a cover of Chris Brown’s “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga.

In May 2015, he teamed up with Oritse Femi to released the hit song “Firewood” mixed by indomix. On 12 February 2016, he released the widely accepted single “I’m a Sinner”. On 5 March 2016, Da Emperor was involved in an international collaboration with American artist Stylezz and English artist Shyboss

Just few days after he jumped on Olamide’s “who u epp” song, Da Emperor’s version hit the number 4 spot on Spotify, of Nigerian rapper Olamide ever released songs.

Awards and nominations

The Polytechnic Ibadan “Honorary Award”
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2015 Da Emperor Distinguished Emerging Act of the Year Won
Nigeria Achievers Awards
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2016 Da Emperor Next Rated Act (Music) Nominated
City People Entertainment Awards
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2016 Da Emperor Rookie of the Year Nominated
Emperor Nollywood Award “Recognition Award”
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2017 Da Emperor Special Artist Recognition Won
Olabisi Onabanjo University, National Association Of Architecture Students “Honorary Award”
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2017 Da Emperor Musician Of The Year Won


Year Title Album
2011 “Am ah Rapper” Non-album single
“Facebook Prediction”
2012 “J’ara E”
2013 “Para Mode” R.I.V
“Some Badt Guys”
2014 “Street is Strict”
“Ambode Campaign Song” Non-album single
2015 “Firewood” R.I.V
2016 “I’m a Sinner”
Year Title Album
2011 “Love Advice” Non-album single
“Call Me Girl” Ogun State All Stars
2012 “Front Page” Non-album single
“Baby Baby”
2013 “Fling It Gimme”
“Be Ma Boo”
“Calabash Booty”
2014 “Alujo”
2015 “No Love”
2016 “Shake it”
“Who U Epp”


Year Title Album Director Ref
2014 “Para Mode” R.I.V Prince G Next
2016 “I’m a Sinner” Joe Rock

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