Ochonma Stephen Chukwuemeka, better known by his stage name, Triqa Blu is a mixed race Nigerian Afro-pop/Afro-dance/Afro-trap/Afro-life/RnB musician who hails from Abia state but with Indian descent. Born June 23rd 1996 in Jos, plateau state before moving to Lagos at the age of three and growing up on the streets of Festac town, Lagos where his musical career began.

Being from a strong biblical home, Triqa Blu joined the church choir at 6 years old and at thirteen, he was junior choir master majorly because of his vast musical prowess.

During a chat with Vanguard, Triqa Blu who would soon release a new song titled ‘Kpo Kpo’, featuring Nigerian dancehall singer, King Perry recalled how the collaboration came to happen.

“I paid a visit to my close pal and producer “Justee” at his studio in Festac and I heard the beat of ‘Kpo Kpo’ and jumped on it with a freestyle which came out pretty good. I showed the audio to my mentor, Popito and he liked it also. He suggested we make it a song and put a good dancehall artist on it. I agreed and he reached out to King Perry himself, took the audio to him personally and King Perry recorded his part.

“I didn’t know King Perry personally. King Perry is one of the most humble Nigerian acts out there. He graced the song with his blessed vocals and style and He never complained during the video shoot even though we started very late which affected his schedule for that day.”

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Largely influenced and tutored as a teenager by Festac bred musical power houses including; Popito, Ojay and Solid Star, Triqa Blu began to redefine himself as an Afro based musical act and has grown immensely to be considered as one of the best new acts on the Nigerian musical scene.

Speaking on what makes him different from other music acts, he noted; “First, the fact that I’m a mixed-race musical artist is a huge difference and my musical style and vocals are not likened to anyone else on the musical scene, which makes me unique.”


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