Daddy Showkey is one of the very few Nigerian veteran artistes that I have so much respect for.
The Galala legend, Daddy Showkey, celebrates his birthday today.
Daddy Showkey aka John Asiemo, became a household in the 90’s when he dropped his self titled debut album in 1994.
The album spawned a new genre galala and featured the hit ‘Welcome Daddy Showkey’. His next album ‘The Ghetto Soldier’ got him more success with his nationwide hit ‘Dyna‘.
Daddy Showkey was not only the pioneer of the galala sound but the first to usher in the dominance of Ajegunle music in the country.
On his birthday today, the dreadlocked singer has written his gratitude to God for the role he has played in his life so far.
“GOD THANK FOR EVERYTHING DON FOR ME,YOU TOOK ME FROM GRASS TO GRACE, FROM NOTHING TO SOMETHING, HAPPY BIRTHDAY OLOROGUN SHOWKEY#daddyshowkey #showdonshow” wrote Daddy Showkey on Instagram.