FECKO – an acronym which stands for Formidable Emcees Can Knockout Obstacles describes this dogged and multi-talented Lagos-bred Nigerian hip-hop artiste in five words, whose real name is Ifeanyi Chukwuebuka Ibegbunam – born June 17, 1989 in Anambra State.
Fecko started music professionally in 2006 when he recorded his first album, which was later shelved though. Ever since that period, he has released several chart-topping singles like “Kalabash” – which was played in the Big Brother Naija 2017 house by the way, “Fela Must Rise”, “Hustle Over Feelings” and “Finally”. He also has various bodies of work namely; First Impression Mixtape, The Raplogic EP and The A.R.T EP (Produced by Teck-Zilla).
The young veteran is affiliated to Modenine and Terry Tha Rapman, and has featured both legendary Nigerian rappers on couple of songs. Fecko has also worked with other respected names in African hip-hop from Kenya, Zambia, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Angola and Rwanda. Some of his pan-African collabos have been playlisted on international radio shows, especially on Public Enemy Chuck D’s programme. He’s been acknowledged by major magazines such as HYPE (South Africa), Hiphop World (Nigeria), City People Magazine, just to mention a few.
Aside from music, Fecko is a graduate of Yaba College of Technology, where he studied Environmental Biology and was once nominated as The Most Creative student in the entire college. He also won an award for The Most Talented student in school of science/ He is also into content creation for reputable online magazines, graphic design, 2D video animation, acting and script writing. Mazi Fecko – his alter ego, is a comic character most of his fans are familiar with, which seems to be getting viral via social media. This Limitless African Youth is indeed one individual you wouldn’t let slip off your radar because he has a lot to offer.