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Kheengz Biography

Nigerian Musician

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King Bawa, known as Kheengz, is a Nigerian rapper and actor who has made a name for himself in the music and entertainment industry. Born in the northern part of Nigeria, Kheengz has become known for his lyrical prowess and has gained recognition for his work, particularly in the region he represents. His music often reflects the culture and experiences of the Arewa people, and he has been active in addressing stereotypes and promoting a positive image of his heritage.

Full Name King Bawa
Born July 8, 1992 (age 31)
Nationality Nigerian
Occupation Musician
Relationship Status Single
Education Ahmadu Bello University
Organization YFK Entertainment

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Early Life

  • Kheengz was born on 8 July 1992 in Zaria, Kaduna, Nigeria.
  • He was raised in Bida, Niger and is of Kadara ethnicity.
  • The third of six children, Kheengz grew up in a family that nurtured his early interest in music.


  • Kheengz earned a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from Ahmadu Bello University in Zaria.


Early Beginnings

  • Kheengz began his music career by writing rap songs in secondary school in 2006.
  • He started recording his music in 2010 while attending university.

Breakthrough and Releases

  • His cover of Sarkodie’s “You Go Kill Me (Azonto)” and a freestyle over Ice Prince’s “Aboki” garnered attention from notable figures like M.I Abaga.
  • On 30 August 2013, Kheengz released the “College Kid Mixtape,” featuring artists like M.I Abaga and Erigga.
  • The mixtape’s lead single, “Jealousy,” was well-received, and he dedicated a video titled “I believe” to students killed in College of Agriculture, Yobe State.

Albums and EPs

  • Kheengz released his EP “VOA (Voice of Arewa)” on 21 November 2015 and followed up with the “Pedestal EP” in 2017.
  • His debut album “Voice of Arewa” was released on 25 December 2019, featuring collaborations with artists like Erigga and Ice Prince.
  • He was part of the collaborative EP “The Four Horsemen,” released on 26 December 2020, alongside other northern rappers.

Singles and Collaborations

  • On 4 June 2021, Kheengz released the single “Who be This Guy” featuring Falz and M.I Abaga, which created significant buzz in the media.

Acting Career

  • Kheengz also explored acting, starring in the Nigerian television series “Crazy, Lovely, Cool” on Netflix.

Awards and Nominations

  • There are no specific awards or nominations for Kheengz.

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