Running into this young man was not a coincidence but a divine appointment by God. Hearing his story, his struggles and his accomplishment was a blessing too. The passion he has for music and hard work are not things you can easily find anywhere, Emmzy is a man with determination and focus as to where he is headed and he knows exactly how to get there.
The most important attribute he has that baffles me is the mindset that nothing good comes easy, though he believes in miracles but he believes in hard work too. Unlike most musicians that expect everything to happen now and suddenly, Emmzy doesn't think that way. He puts in work, I mean real hard work to get things done, I remember when he had to travel back to Nigerian just to get the Governor of his state to listen to his songs, like I said he knows what and when he is supposed to move and when not. China is a hard place to do music, talk more of Highlife music, it's like sowing on a barren land but despite the odds and challenges, none of that could deter him from chasing his dreams. Being a student in China will definitely discourage any artist to pursue music, due to the language barrier and economic difficulties. But Emmzy rose above all that, he is doing well in his studies, doing great with the language and yet conquering the music world. Not every musician will focus on Highlife music especially now that music is doing great in Nigeria, but he kept focus, unmoved, undeterred and ever willing to compromise his personal happiness for his future, this young man kept moving with the zeal, determination and passion that will make God say " come on my son, I give to you this day whatever you need". China is a large country with a vast land mass, though with one time zone but the weather could be very different depending on what part you live in. Emmzy lives at one of the coldest part of China, if you have ever being to China you will understand that it takes courage to live there. He braved it all, though he hasn't arrived yet but with every ounce of believe that I have, I don't doubt it for a second that this young man here will make it.
Madukasi Charles Nnaemeka , known by his stage name, Emmzy,is a Nigerian born hipline/highlife upcoming artiste, from Aguleri in Anambra East Local Government of Anambra State ,South East , Nigeria. He was born and raised in Onitsha , Anambra State. He started his music from the children's choir in the church at the age of 7, and became the band provost in 2002 , later become the assistant band leader in the church. Emmzy had always loved music , he played with some bands in Nigeria , as a bass guitarist, and drummer. He went to China for his bachelor's degree studies in 2009, and was unable to continue the style of music he used to do , because of the environment. He later started singing in school events , he was on the list of 2012 top 20 best singers in Harbin Normal University, which he was no 13. Emmzy started learning from the American artiste he loves the most, Akon , his songs and the way he performs, and was able to start performing in a club in China, called Box Club , now G2 club. He went to an even in Changchun during the 2012 winter , where he met some Nigerians , and was able to do what he likes best. He was also a part time dj , but prefers to sing, and has performed in the 2014 Harbin Beer Festival opening ceremony, and his performance convinced Heilongjiang Radio Station to invite him to the Tianjin Beer Festival, and also Daqing Beer Festival. He has done a demo album , which would be remade later, and recently released his first single, #Selfie. Due to his style of music, he chose Phyno and Flavor as his favorite Nigerian artistes and they have inspired him a lot. He wishes to work with them in the future , and off course with other Nigerian artistes. He wishes to get a better producer , to be able to achieve his goals , because there are few Nigerian producers , and are very far from him. Producers have been my his main issue, he has written some songs , which could get an album done. He is looking forward to release the Selfie video in Summer. He believes this single would take him to another level in the Nigerian music industry.
HIS PLANS AND WORKS FOR HIS COMMUNITY AND BEYOND
I had the opportunity to speak to him, though online because I haven't met him in person, I asked him what he will do if he became rich? His answer brought tears to my eyes, he said to me "I have a lot to do for my community". The church ceiling is leaking, and that church has being there for ages, I will love to fix that, he went on to tell me of his plans for his community, how eager he is to help construct and lift the poor out of poverty, and more. But apart from wishes he has other really concrete plans with his state Governor to open up a non profit organization to raise and train other upcoming artistes. Also he has an ongoing community work with 2 of his friends right here in China to help, enable and equip younger artistes who they plan to bring to China, find them a job, horn their skills and give them all the tools they need to be self dependent in life. I have met people, spoken to many but I think Emmzy is just one in a million. He is one who puts the interest and welfare of his people before his. I am not God but I know that God will make a way for this young man, if you are reading this, I suggest we all work and learn from his good examples.
Written by Klynch