Naetochukwu Chikwe, born, December 17, 1982, stage name Naeto C, is a Nigerian rapper, singer and record producer. He was born in Houston, Texas but hails from Imo State. Naeto C came into the spotlight in 2006 and is known for his rap skills.
|Full Name:||Naetochukwu Chikwe|
|Date of Birth:||December 17, 1982|
|Place of Birth:||Houston, Texas|
|State of Origin:||Imo State|
|Net Worth:||$7.5 million|
Early Life and Education
Naeto C was born in Houston, Texas and is of Nigerian ancestry. He hails from Imo State, in the South East geopolitical zone of Nigeria.
He moved to the United States for higher education after finishing his secondary education in Lagos, first at SUNY Old Westbury and then, a year later, at George Washington University.
He met Uzikwendu and Ikechukwu, an aspiring hip-hop artist from Washington Heights, New York, at this time.
The trio went on to found the World Famous Academy, a musical brotherhood. They intended to expand into an independent record label but were unable to secure the necessary funds.
Naeto C graduated from George Washington University in 2004 with a BSc. in Biology, intending to continue her education and become a medical doctor.
Naeto earned an MSc in Energy Studies from the University of Dundee in Scotland in 2010.
His mother reported in the summer of 2013 that he was attending the University of Oxford in England to study “a course in Energy Economics,” but no further details were provided.
Naeto C received a Master of Science in Energy Economics from the University of Dundee in Scotland on November 17, 2020.
Storm Records (a record label based in Lagos, Nigeria) had been attempting for some time to sign the World Famous Akademy, and since Naeto had decided to pursue a career as a musician, he agreed along with the rest of the WFA.
They didn’t return to Nigeria, however, until early 2006, when Ikechukwu released his debut album, Son of the Soil.
This album paved the way for Naeto C and the WFA. Working as an in-house producer with his newly discovered production team “ET-Quake” (composed of TY Mix and VC Perez), Naeto C was able to demonstrate his production skills while working with Storm artists such as Sasha, Dare Art-Alade, GT the Guitarman, Disconnect, Saro-Wiwa, and Nkiru.
For his debut, “Naeto C” recorded over 50 songs with production that went beyond the hip hop sound of the time.
According to MO HIT RECORD, Naeto C has broken all boundaries and surpassed more limits than any other up and coming artist, lyrically and production wise, from the Fela-inspired “Lagos City Hustla” to the down-south-melody-stricken first single “Sitting on Top.”
In May 2008, his debut album, You Know My “P,” was released.
- 2008: U Know My “P”
- 2011: Super C Season
- 2015: Day 1
- 2015: Festival
Naeto C Net Worth
Naeto C’s net worth is estimated to be $7.5 million. He was ranked as one of Nigeria’s richest and most influential artists.
Nicole Chikwe is Naeto C’s wife, and they have three children. Despite his celebrity lifestyle, his wife described him as a “perfect husband,” and this has kept the family and marriage together.
- Instagram: @naetosuperc