Born Orji Kelechi Obinna George Michael, Kelly Hansome is one of the veterans of the contemporary Nigerian music. With songs like ‘Maga don pay’, ‘Like play like play’ and ‘True love’ ruling the airwaves in the early 2000s, we cannot help but admire his ability to stay relevant over the years in the fast evolving Nigerian music industry. Today, January 18th, is Kelly Hansome’s birthday and we bring to you 5 Things you probably didn’t know about him.
- Nobody really knows Kelly Hansome’s true age
Yes! Today the 18th of January is his birthday but how old is Kelly Hansome? During the course of doing this feature I searched around for his age. Couldn’t find it anywhere, only his mum knows – and maybe his management company. We are guessing early 30s, maybe 32? If you know Kelly Hansome’s age, kindly tell us in the comments area.
Kelly Hansome (middle) from his secondary school days
2. Apart from singing, Kelly Hansome is a very good music producer.
He goes by the moniker ‘Uglybeatz’ when he is producing songs. Did you know he produced popular Blackface song ‘Ahead of the game’? Now when you hear someone shout ‘Uglybeatz!’ on a song, you know who produced it.
3. Kelly Hansome is a US citizen!
Kelly shuffles between the US and Nigeria. Anytime he is in Nigeria, he does music but when he’s in the USA, he studies. Kelly is currently enrolled in a Masters degree program in faraway USA where he is learning how to make mobile phone apps.
4. Kelly Hansome and 2Baba currently have the same manager:
Kelly clinched a N50Million deal with the company. Both Kelly and 2Baba are currently signed to Now Musik, ably managed by Efe Omoregbe. Now Musik is also home to fastrising star and ‘Rasheeda’ crooner Acetune.
5. He is about to drop a new album
The 12 track album is titled 4 Play, featuring 9ice and Oritsefemi.
6. Kelly Hansome also has a wife and beautiful daughter.