Music star, Ugovin ready to explore the entertainment industry
Born Obinwanne on November 14, 1992 is a Nigerian music artiste, actor and businessman, with an illustrious career spanning close to a decade, already has an impressive discography that comprises two EPs and over fifteen singles under his belt.
The artiste cum actor, who hails from Umuofeke Amaifeke in Orlu local council of Imo State, is the third in a family of four and also the first son of his father, and descends from a long line of kings.
His stint as a chorister helped horn the young Ugovin into the superstar he has become today, and it all began with him writing and performing gospel songs as a member of the Christ Embassy choral group of his local branch.
He visited both India and Bangladesh for an exclusive event to showcase his talent, a move solely made in his bid to promote Afrobeat to the world, as well as to build a strong and reliable personal brand and fanbase.
His two Eps; ‘Son of the Soil’ and ‘Framework’, were released under the stables of Squad Records & Mancunis Records respectively.
Framework, released in March 2021, has a total of five tracks with songs, You’re Beautiful, Obim, Certizer, Obianuju, and Morning Framework, all making the cut.
Then on the first of August 2021, he dropped his sophomore EP titled; ‘Son of the Soil’, a compilation of songs with a strong Afrocentric vibe, a bit of High-life flavour, and evenly polished with the rudimentary ‘Naija’ rhythm and beat.
Son of the Soil had a total of five tracks, with well-accentuated singles like – ‘One Question’, Angelina, ‘Son of the Soil, Jejely, and One for the Road.
As an actor, Ugovin has truly strut his stuff on the big screen alongside top-notch actors like Zubby Michaels.
His filmography is quite extensive and has made both major and cameo appearances in movies like ‘Challenge Me If You Can’ alongside Zubby Michaels, ‘White Virgins 3′, with Regina Daniels, a major role in ‘The Virgin Priestess 2’, starring Destiny Etiko, and a host of others.
On the music side of things, Ugovin has put in so much work by releasing visuals for tracks like, ‘Your Love’ featuring Nedu, ‘Beautiful’, ‘My Heart’, and ‘One for the Road’.
A prince renowned for his impeccable test and regal disposition, he is the ‘supposed’ heir apparent to the throne of Umuofeke Amaifeke kingdom, being the first son of his father, Ugovin has the right of ascension in the event of the demise of his father to the throne of his kingdom.
However, he declined the royal position, just like his father before him, citing his strong Christian faith and background that does not conform to traditional rites and dogmas, as the reason for this renunciation.
Ugovin is a man on a mission to break new grounds, reject stereotypes, surmount obstacles and establish himself by creating successful models, as well as charting the course that will help guide him on the right trajectory to success.
Regarding his next move, especially in the years to come, Ugovin said, “I see myself so big to the extent of dominating the game with my face splashed on every billboard across the country and beyond the borders of Nigeria to Europe, America, Asia, and within the African continent.”