Friday, 22 September 2023, 12:32 am



Ani Jeremiah Chukwuebuka a.k.a Jeriq was born in 1999 and raised by his mother in Nkpor Onitsha Anambra state.

As the first child of a family of 5, he had a difficult childhood that led him to develop a hustle mindset and mobed to grinding on the streets.

From the streets, he hit a recording studio at Ochanja Roundabout Onitsha at the age of 15 and then had his music debut in 2015 with a viral single ‘Iyoo‘ on the streets of Enugu & Anambra.

After his secondary school education at College of the immaculate conception (C.I.C) Enugu State he couldn’t go back to base in Nkpor, Onitsha anymore because of the gang and street crimes so he stayed back in Enugu to hustle further and later gained admission into the Enugu State University Of Technology (ESUT) where he got into an alleged crime that got him locked up which gave him more reason to give up the street life and face music full time.

By early 2019 his popularity began to increase after dropping trap songs like Paper, Police Matters, Last Last, Hussle O’Clock, and many more other songs.

By 2020 he released ‘No More Nleka‘ featuring rapper Zoroswagbag and then proceeded to release a six-track E.P titled ‘Hood Boy Dreams’ E.P which caught the attention of industry heavyweights such as Phyno.

Not long after, Jeriq linked up with PHYNO to make a remix to his track 3 song ‘Remember‘ which turned to bebop with a video shot and directed by TG Omori in Lagos.

In November 2020, Jeriq left the streets and was officially signed to KOD Music Records which brought about a new dimension in his music career.