Young John

Young John
Birth nameUdomboso John Saviours
Also known asThe Wicked Producer
Born (1995-02-16) February 16, 1995 (age 26)
Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria
OriginLagos, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)Record producer & Artist, sound engineer
Years active2010–present
LabelsYBNL
Associated acts

Young John is a Nigerian record producer and audio engineer. He is best known for producing the critically acclaimed single titled "Story For The Gods" off Olamide's Street OT album.[1] With music production credits on albums including Street OT and 2 Kings, Young John was ranked #3 in The NET 's list of "Nigeria's Top 7 Biggest Music Producers"[2] and went on to be nominated in the "Producer of The Year" categories at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and The Headies 2015.[3] He works with Hit Factory Studio which is currently affiliated with YBNL Nation.[4]

Early life and education

Born into a Christian family of Akwa Ibom descent in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State, Young John had his basic formal education at Ideal Foundation Primary School, Ibadan and GOF College, Osogbo, Osun State. During his high school days in Osogbo, he demonstrated interests in Basketball, Soccer, Musical Instruments, Miming and Dance. He is presently studying Communication and Language Arts at the University of Ibadan.[5]

Career

Young John started playing musical instrument as a child. He formed a group called AVG along with his brothers before he got signed to Hit Factory Studio in 2012.[6] While working as producer at Hit Factory, he produced a chart-topping single by Olamide titled "Story For The Gods".[5] He was nominated for "Producer of The Year" at the 2015 edition of The Headies for his work on "Bobo", a song by Olamide which rose to critical acclaim.[7]

Young John has been credited for producing songs like "Gbese" and "Efejoku" by Lil Kesh,[8] "Biggest Backside" by Davido and album credits including The Baddest by Davido, 2 Kings by Olamide and Phyno and Eyan Mayweather by Olamide.


Selected production credits

Year Artiste Title Album
2014 Olamide Blood Money Street OT
Falila Ketan
The Real MVP
Prayer For Client
Story For The Gods
2015 Olamide & Phyno Koba Koba 2 Kings
Ladi featuring Lil Kesh
Confam Ni featuring Wizkid
Olamide Bobo Eyan Mayweather
2016 Davido Biggest Backside featuring B-Red The Baddest
Lil Kesh Semilore Y.A.G.I
Olamide Pepper Dem Gang featuring Davolee The Glory
Grind featuring Sossick
Woyo
Kiss Daniel Mama New Era
2017 Flavour Loose Guard featuring Phyno Ijele - The Traveler
Davolee Oya Gbeff featuring Olamide
Lil Kesh Rora

Awards and nominations

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Producer of the Year Himself Nominated
The Headies 2015 Nominated
2016 The Headies 2016 Won
2017 Soundcity MVP Awards Festival African Producer of the Year Won [9]

References

  1. ^ Tayo, Ayomide O. (15 June 2015). "Hit producer talks about how he started as a producer [video]". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  2. ^ Badmus, Kayode (9 August 2015). "Nigeria's Top 7 biggest music producers at the moment". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  3. ^ Sanusi, Hassan (12 June 2015). "Full list of nominees for Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  4. ^ Oleniju, Segun (26 May 2015). "Young John vs Pheelz: Who Is The Hottest Olamide Producer Right Now? – VOTE". 36NG. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  5. ^ a b "Young John". NotJustOk. 28 June 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  6. ^ "I never thought I would make it this fast–YOUNG JOHN - The Nation Nigeria". 7 February 2016. Retrieved 9 July 2016.
  7. ^ "Olamide Leads Headies 2015 Nominees". ThisDay Newspaper. 11 October 2015. Archived from the original on 15 October 2015. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  8. ^ S., Deji (9 July 2015). "New Music: Lil Kesh feat. Viktoh – Efejoku". BellaNaija. Retrieved 28 November 2015.
  9. ^ "theeagleonline.com.ng/hat-trick-for-davido-at-soundcity-mvp-awards-full-list-of-awardees/". Hat Trick For Davido At SoundCity MVP Awards + Full List Of Awardees. The Eagle Online. 14 January 2018. Missing or empty |url= (help)