Derek Osonwa is his birth name, but fondly and professionally known as Dekumzy. He is a popular Nigerian record producer, musician, composer, pianist and songwriter.
Dekumzy was born on March 27 1983 in Enugu, Enugu State, Nigeria. He hails from Awka, Anambra State where he had his primary and secondary education respectively.
Dekumzy kick-started his music journey when he joined Federal Ex Students Christian Association (FECA) in the year 2000, playing keyboard.
He made his first major album production of the Duo “Resonance” titled “Chinweike” in 2006.
Dekumzy has since released a number of hits like “No Time” by Bracket featuring P-Square, “Yori Yori Remix” by Bracket ft 2Baba, “Baby Oku” by Flavour N’abania, “Strong and Mighty” by Mr Raw featuring Flavour N’abania, “Carolina Remix” by Dr Alban featuring Charly Boy.
Dekumzy has also done a theme song, “A Million Tears” titled “Treasure” featuring a Nollywood star, Kate Henshaw, music collaboration between Dr Alban and Charly Boy on the remix of “Carolina” in 2009 and the production of 8 tracks from the second album of Bracket “Cupid Stories” in 2011.
He has had a few stints as an artist which include the tracks “Who get Dat Thing” featuring Slowdog in 2010 and “Ashawoosa” in 2014.
Dekumzy is creative, skillful and highly talented singer. He has worked with top Nigerian key players in the industry in the likes of Mr Raw, Charly Boy, Flavour N’abania, Bracket, Dr Alban, among others.
Dekumzy also founded the now defunct Girl Band Trio “Desperate Chicks” namely Stormrex. He has also composed several songs for selected Nollywood movies, some of which are:
• Millennium Lady 2009
• Poka Messiah 2016
• The Storm 2016
• Adaku The Wicked Soul 2017
• Lying Game 2017
• Wrong Initiation 2019
• Stolen Crown 2019 among numerous others.
He is currently the CEO of the label, Dekumzy Multimedia Entertainment.
His Personal Life
Dekummzy is married to Mary Ursula, one of the girls of the defunct trio band, ‘Desperate Chicks’ who eventually became his wife. The union has produced 2 sons.
His Net Worth
Dekumzy has indeed attained his prominence in the Nigerian music industry, rated one of the successful and most influential with an estimated net worth of about $700,000 dollars.