Chukie Edozien professionally known as Lynxxx is a Nigerian musician and entrepreneur. He released his debut single Change your Parade in 2009. Thereafter, he released other hit singles and was making it big in the music industry before taking a break in 2015. He made a brief return in 2016 and seem to have fully returned to the music scene with his official single, She Likes in 2019.
As a brand developer, web and graphics designer, Lynxxx was one of the judges at The Pitch Nigeria 2019. The Pitch Nigeria is a challenge organised by Sterling Bank for budding entrepreneurs to pitch their business ideas. The best candidate at the event goes home with N10 million reward.
Lynxxx Early Life
Chukie Edozien was born on November 24, 1983 as the only son of the family. He hails from Delta State, and was born to Chief John D. Edozien, a former deputy governor of the then Old Bendel State, Nigeria.
Lynxxx attended Corona Primary School, Ikoyi, and Kings College, Lagos for his primary and secondary education respectively. He then moved to the University of Hull, UK where he obtained a degree in Business, Economics and Marketing.
Lynxxx Music Career
Lynxxx sings Jollof Musik. According to him, Jollof Musik is the art of blending various genres to make good music. After 10 years of being behind the scene, he released his debut single titled Change your Parade in 2009. The song became a hit and shot him to limelight. It also received positive reviews including frequent radio airplays and massive popularity in nightclubs.
Following this and a couple of other songs, Lynxxx released his debut album This Is Lynxxx in 2010. The album was a combination of different musical genres. They include urban hip hop, contemporary R&B, and the infusion of funky house. The album featured Wizkid, Banky W, Naeto C, Efya, General PYPE, R2Bees e.t.c as guest artistes.
Additionally, he released his sophomore studio album titled Jollof Musik (2015), and in 2016, he released his third studio album, The Album Before The Album.
Recently, as part of his new EP project – Summer Time Vibes, Lynxxx released She Likes. It featured vocals from Boj and was produced by Spax Classic.
Some of his songs include;
- Change Your Parade ft Ikon, 2009
- Good Luvin ft Wizkid 2010
- International, ft DJ Caise 2010
- Change your Parade ft R2Bees, 2010
- Don’t Say, 2011
- Alabukun ft Banky W, 2011
- Jollof Muzik ft Naeto C, 2011
- Wahala ft Mo’Cheddah, 2011
- Big Boomskolo, 2011
- Ice Cream Factory ft Enze, 2012
- Follow Me ft SDC & Poe, 2012
- Fine Lady ft Wizkid, 2012
- Eziokwu ft Ikechukwu, IllBliss, Phyno, 2012
- African Bad Girl ft Banky W, 2013
- Loving Story, 2014
- Ifeoma, 2014
- My Place, 2014
- Leave Story, 2014
- Pray for You ft Tekno, 2015
- Jeje, 2015
- Characha, 2016
- Think About Me, 2016
- Wayo, 2016
- Ghana Girls, 2016
- E De Be ft EI, 2016
- Dribble Me, 2016
- Feelings, 2016
- Love Am Well, 2016
- Fall My Hand, 2016
- Temperature ft Mr Eazi, 2016
- Serve You, 2016
- And That, 2018
- She Like ft BOJ, 2019
Awards And Recognition
In 2010, he became the first African Artiste to seal an endorsement deal with Pepsi.
He also won the
- Most Stylish Male Artist, FAB Awards in 2011.
Additionally, he received nomination for several awards. Some of which include;
- Most Promising Artist, Dynamix All Youths Awards, 2010
- Best Afro Hip-Hop, Nigerian Music Video Awards, 2010
- Revelation of the Year, Headies Awards, 2011
- Best Stylish Artist, Complete Fashion, 2012
- Best Collaboration ‘Fine Lady’, South-South Music Awards, 2012
- Best Hip Hop ‘Eziokwu’, South-South Music Awards, 2013
Lynxxx was already an entrepreneur before his breakthrough in the music industry. According to him, he began his record label with his partner Ikon due to the disappointment they got when seeking record deals.
Some of his established businesses are Syndik8 Redroom Studio, Syndik8 Denim (a clothing line), and Syndik8 Films.
Also, as a self-trained graphics artist, web designer and mobile coder, he established a media house that handles corporate branding and advertising. He also owns The Arena, a company that provides mobile solution, develops application and many more.
Lynxxx gave his life to Christ in 2015. After this, he took a break from music to concentrate on his business and his newly found faith. However, he made a brief come back in 2016 with the release of a gospel Song, Serve You. Lynxxx is currently single.
“A soulmate should nurture and encourage growth, personal/spiritual development, and be willing to sacrifice at all times while you both walk in purpose.”
“There is a fine distinct line between casually dating someone and finding a soulmate. You can’t be a soulmate and focus on the body.”
“We all need to look within and realize what situations we are surrounded by and do the needful.”
“If you find a rib that doesn’t fit…stop tryna make it work, its not yours…let it go to avoid further complications.”
“A real soul after God’s heart wouldn’t be after your pant.”
“If you don’t chop this life for yourself, nobody will chop your share for you.”
“Remember: Extra Ordinary is just ordinary with a little extra.”
“Trust your timing, trust your journey and ultimately… Never stop trusting God.”
“Use your story to inspire someone stuck where you have been and broken through.”
“God doesn’t waste, he creates…
“Don’t let the doubt of the evil one weigh you down mentally.”
“See wisdom. It would change your life.”
“Your journey is different, your timing is different, your destiny and purpose are all peculiar to you and you alone.”
“Don’t put yourself under unnecessary high jump by watching what another person has.”
“When you win on your terms, you’re redefining the rules.”
Entrepreneurial Lessons From The Life Of Lynxxx
Sometimes, disappointments are blessings in disguise. The rejection Lynxxx, Ikon and others got from record labels made them establish the Syndik8 Studio. Till date, the studio and other businesses founded alongside have continued to thrive. It has also been said that several top musicians like M I, Ikechukwu and Sasha have once recorded in the studio.
Just like the words of Demosthenes, “small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.” Therefore, do not hesitate to seize every opportunity that life presents to you.
Lynxxx’s debut single became an instant hit because he was creative. He is always creative with his music style. He sings a good combination of music genres that produces good music and this is one of his selling point. There is no magic in life. It’s all about hard work, being creative and innovative with ideas.
From afar, most good accomplishments look like magic. If only we know the amount of work and time that was invested in bring those projects to life. So, work hard, keep abreast with what is happening in your industry and differentiate your brand.
Photo Credit/Source: (@its_lynxxx) Instagram