Fasasi Mobolaji Gaius is his real name, better known by his stage name as Da Emperor. He is a famous Nigerian indigenous rapper, actor and songwriter.
Da Emperor was born in Alagbado area of Lagos state but hails from Ogun State, Nigeria. Date and year of his birth not known. He grew up in Lagos state where he had his primary and secondary education respectively.
Da Emperor began his music journey in 2008, known for his native language, Yoruba, and infuses Pidgin and English.
Da Emperor has recorded songs with artistes like Gabriel Afolayan, Small Doctor and Oritse Femi.
He released his second official single titled “Firewood”, which features vocals from Oritse Femi. This was followed by the singles “Shake it” and “I’m a Sinner”.
In 2013, he collaborated with Canadian-based Jamaican reggae artist Kisco.
Da Emperor has made several appearances with top Nigerian artistes including Davido, Tiwa Savage and many others.
In February 2013, he was featured on the song “Be Ma Boo” by Afro-Pop singer, Slim Joe. The same year 2013, Da Emperor released another hit single “Para Mode” mixed by Indomix. The song which was released in 2014, was very successful with the music video having over 100,000 YouTube views.
The talented Nigerian singer also released a song in support of the former Governor of Lagos State, Akinwunmi Ambode’s campaign on February 2, 2014. This was followed by another hit single, “Liar”, a cover of Chris Brown’s “Loyal” featuring Lil Wayne and Tyga.
Da Emperor has so far released a selected singles including the hit song, “Firewood” mixed by indomix, a song released in May 2015 alongside Oritse Femi and the widely accepted “I’m a Sinner” on 12 February 2016.
On 5 March 2016, Da Emperor collaborated with American artist Stylezz and English artist Shyboss. He also featured alongside Nigerian rapper, Olamide’s “Who U Epp” song. His version topped on the song topped the number 4 chat on Spotify, of Nigerian rapper Olamide ever released songs.
Awards and Nominations
Da Emperor has won several prestigious awards, some and most recent of which are:
• The Polytechnic Ibadan “Honorary Award”
• 2015 Distinguished Emerging Act of the Year at the Nigerian Achievers Awards.
• 2016 Nominee for Next Rated Act (Music) at the City People Entertainment Awards.
• 2016 Nominee (Recognition Awards) for Rookie of the Year at the Nollywood Awards.
• 2017 Special Artist Recognition Award, an (Honorary Award) by National Association of Architecture Students of Olabisi Onabanjo University.
• 2017 Musician of the year Awards and others.
His Net Worth
Da Emperor has made fortune in his music career, rated one of the richest and most influential Nigerian musicians with an estimated net worth of about $800,000 dollars.