Mc Tunes is a Nigerian rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer. His real name is Obiora Agu and he was born on August 20, 1983 in Enugu State, Nigeria. Mc Tunes rose to prominence in the early 2000s with his hit song “Aza Bachelor” and has since become one of the biggest names in Nigerian hip hop music.
Early Life and Education
Mc Tunes grew up in Enugu where he attended primary and secondary school. He started writing rap lyrics and developing his musical skills from a young age. After finishing high school, he briefly attended the University of Nigeria before dropping out to pursue a full-time career in music.
Mc Tunes burst onto the Nigerian music scene in 2003 with his debut single “My Song” which received moderate airplay. He got his big break in 2006 when his song “Aza Bachelor” became a huge hit and one of the anthems of that year. The success of “Aza Bachelor” made Mc Tunes a household name in Nigeria.
He followed up with more hits like “Action Film”, “Ko Ma Roll” and “Sample Ekwe” which cemented his status as a rap superstar in Nigeria. Mc Tunes has released 5 studio albums so far in his career including My Beat (2004), Mc Tunez (2006), Sample Ekwe (2008), Ika Abia (2013) and Rich ‘N’ Famous (2017).
Some of his notable collaborations include songs with artists like 2face Idibia, Naeto C, Terry G and DJ Jimmy Jatt. Over the years, Mc Tunes has won numerous awards including the AMEN Award for Best Rap Single (“Aza Bachelor”), Channel O Music Video Award for Best Hip Hop Video (“Action Film”) and City People Entertainment Award for Rap Artist of the Year.
According to several reports, Mc Tunes has an estimated net worth of about $1.5 million as of 2023. His main source of income is through music sales, royalties, show bookings and brand endorsements. Mc Tunes has done endorsement deals with brands like MTN, Ciroc and Nairabet over the course of his career. He also owns a record label called Young Vikings Music through which he supports and promotes new talent.
Mc Tunes tends to keep his personal life private. Not much is known publicly about his relationships or family. In 2018, he was rumored to be dating video vixen Venita Akpofure but neither of them confirmed the relationship. Mc Tunes apparently prefers to keep the focus on his music and maintains a relatively low profile lifestyle when he’s not performing.
Some of his hobbies and interests outside of music include playing football, video games and travelling. He is also involved in some philanthropic endeavors and has donated to various charities and community initiatives over the years.
Age and Height
Mc Tunes is currently 40 years old. He will be turning 41 on August 20, 2024. Mc Tunes stands at a height of about 5 feet 8 inches tall.
Mc Tunes has made a name for himself as one of the pioneers of Nigerian hip hop music. He has dropped multiple hit songs and albums, won awards, and performed with top music stars during his career spanning almost two decades. Even after being in the industry for so long, Mc Tunes remains very relevant with his music in constant rotation on radio and TV stations across Africa. His estimated net worth of $1.5 million is a testament to his longevity and success as a rapper, singer, songwriter and producer.