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


Intro Nigerian songwriter
Is Songwriter
From Nigeria
Type Music
Gender male
Birth 10 August 1983, Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria
Age 37 years
Star sign Leo
Federal University of Technology Owerri
Afro pop music

Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu (born in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria), better known by stage name Waconzy, is a singer, songwriter, record producer and philanthropist with family roots in Umuahia, Abia State. He is the founder of Dv8 Media and the Waconzy foundation. He rose to prominence in 2010 with his song “I Celebrate” which appeared on the I Celebrate album. His second album Money Back Guarantee was released in 2013. He is currently signed to Dv8 Media.

Early Life, Breakthrough Single and Music Career

Early life

Waconzy was born on the 10th of August 1983 in Port Harcourt, father and mother are from Port Harcourt where he basically grew up. Waconzy completed his primary and secondary education in Port Harcourt. In 1998, Waconzy recorded his first song while he was still in high school and Waconzy released his first commercial single in In year 2000, Waconzy gained admission into the prestigious Federal University of Technology Owerri and graduated in 2005 with a bachelor of technology in Project management. After completing his NYSC service in 2006, Waconzy joined the project management institute in America where he was certified a Project Management Professional (PMP) and in 2008, he set up his company Dv8 Media.

Breakthrough Single

“I Celebrate”

In 2008 Waconzy released single “I Celebrate”. The song’s music video was shot by Clarence Peters of CAPital Dream Pictures in lagos Nigeria. In 2011, Waconzy collaborated with Duncan Mighty for remix of I Celebrate.

Debut album: “I Celebrate”

He released his debut album I Celebrate in 2010. The album’s top singles include “i Celebrate”, “too much money”, “wedding day” and “Chuku Chuku”.

Career(2008 – 2015)

Following his debut album, Waconzy released his Money Back Guarantee album in 2013 which featured songs like “Amosu”, “Club on fire” and “Sweet like tombo”. In 2015, he released the Waconzy greatest Hits compilation album which featured songs like “Na God”, “Balling like waconzy (Ekpoh)” and “Ogbono”.

Waconzy has made charitable contributions in Nigeria Fed over a thousand destitute and has kicked off the Waconzy versus Malaria zero tolerance campaign which is primarily aimed at fighting the menace of malaria across Africa and also received and Award from WMI Film Festival in Hollywood, California.

Waconzy has collaborated with Banky W. (Jagolova), Faze (Champion), Duncan Mighty (I Celebrate Remix), Naeto C (Hallelujah Remix), Truth Hurts ( Club on fire remix)

World Tours And Notable Performances

World Tours

Hottest Naija Boy Alive Tour (Europe Tour) in 2014 where he spotted with Sean Combs

Notable performances

  • MTN on the Power of Ten Concert (2011)
  • Calabar Carnival (2013)
  • Caribbean African American Awards (2013)
  • MTN Loud In Naija Tour (2013)
  • Hennessey Artistry Tour (2013)



  • “Ikebe super”
  • “I Celebrate”
  • “Hallelujah”
  • “Jangolova”
  • “Fine Fine Girl”
  • “Jogodo”
  • “Club on Fire”
  • “Oh No (I CRY)”
  • “Amosu”
  • “Sweet Like Tombo”
  • “Club on Fire (Remix)”
  • “My Money Dey Talk”
  • “Champion”
  • “Ekpoh”
  • “Ogbono”
  • “Na God”
  • “Am Sorry”
  • “Amosu (Remix)”
  • “Pitakwa”
  • “Nothing Last Forever”
  • “Let Me Love you”
  • “Apple Of My Eyes”


  • I Celebrate (2010)
  • Money Back Guarantee (2013)
  • Waconzy: Greatest Hits (2015)

Awards and nominations

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2009 Glitz Awards Song of The Year (Ikebe Super) Won
2010 Odudu Awards Artist of The Year (Himself) Won
Song of the year (I celebrate) Won
Naija Urban (Male) Won
Best Collaboration (‘ft. Ibz, Drill, Big mouth – Too Much Money’) Won
2011 NigerDelta Advancement Awards Video of the Year (I Celebrate) Won
2012 City People Entertainment Awards Best Raggae/Dancehall artiste (I Celebrate Remix) Nominated
2013 Blue print Awards Best indigenous Artist of the year (Amosu) Won
F.A.C.E Awards International Artist of the year {Himself} Nominated
2014 New Media Awards Best use of Social Media NGO (Waconzy’s Silver spoon foundation) Nominated
VIDEO OF THE YEAR(Amosu) Pending


In 2013 At the 6th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival Hollywood USA, Nigerian entertainer, Anyanwu Obinna Kelvin better known as Waconzy was honoured with a humanitarian award as his contribution to the fight against malaria in Africa through his ‘Waconzy Versus Malaria Zero Tolerance’ campaign, was duly recognized and rewarded.


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