Ikechukwu Onunaku, also fondly and professionally known as Killz is a popular Nigerian singer, rapper and actor.
Onunaku was born in Manassass Virginia to Nigerian parents. Date and year of his birth not known, but he grew up in Lagos, Nigeria.
Onunaku attended King’s College, Lagos before he moved to the United States of America.
Onunaku made his entry into the Nigerian entertainment industry shortly before the release of his first album Son of the Soil in 2006 which featured the smash hit ‘My Name is Ikechukwu’.
Onunaku released another hit, Life and Times of Killz Volume 1 which featured production by Don Jazzy and an appearance by DBanj and Wande Coal and frequent collaborations with top star, Naeto C.
Onunaku has since released a number of hit singles including:
• Bu Lie Oto
• Carry Me
• Balabala among numerous others.
Onunaku’s albums include:
• Son of the Soil (2006)
• Life and Times of Killz Vol. 1 (2008)
• The Alliance Reconstructed (2010)
• Hard (2019)
• Soft (2019)
In 2019, Ikechukwu released another single Nnukwu Azu.
Onunaku ventured into acting and was a cast member in The Wedding Party and The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai.
Onunaku has so far starred in several Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• The Wages (2013)
• Gidi Up (2013)
• Gbomo Gbomo Express (2015)
• The Wedding Party (2016)
• The Wedding Party 2: Destination Dubai (2017)
• When Love Comes Calling (2019)
• Powder Dry (2019)
• City Crimes (2019)
• By All Means (2019)
• Òlòtūré (2019)
• Men Money and Marriage (2019)
• Your Excellency (2019)
The highly talented Nigerian superstar made his debut on the big screen in a short feature, written produced and directed by Walter Taylaur’s The Wages. It went on to garner critical acclaim, selected for screening at AFRIFF 2014 and subsequently winning best short feature at the Africa Movie Viewers Choice Awards in 2015.
Awards and Nominations
Ikechukwu Onunaku is a recipient of several awards and nominations, notably as:
• 2006 Best New Artist in Africa at the Channel O Spirit of Africa Video Awards.
• 2007 Revelation of the Year at Hip Hop World Awards.
• 2008 Best Lyricist on the Roll, and Best Rap Collabo with Naeto C Hip Hop World Awards
• 2008 Best Afro Pop Act of the Year and Best Music Video for Wind Am Well NEA Awards.
• 2008 Winner for Best Video MTV MAMAS.
• 2008 Winner at Channel O Best Male.
• 2009 Winner at Channel O Best Male West Africa.
His Personal Life
Ikechukwu Onunaku had an Austrian girlfriend who had a kid but they broke up due to his career.
He was said to have dated Sarah Ofili but the relationship crashed the rock after claims of infidelity.
His Net Worth
Ikechukwu Onunaku has carved a niche for himself in the entertainment world, rated one of the richest and most influential with an estimated net worth of over $750,000 dollars.