Osabuohien Osaretin, born March 17, 1989, better known as Sarz, is a popular Nigerian record producer, mixing engineer, and musician. His distinctive signature, “Sarz On The Beat” or “Really,” has become widely recognized, marking the commencement or conclusion of his music productions.
|Full Name:||Osabuohien Osaretin|
|Date of Birth:||March 17, 1989|
|Place of Birth:||Benin City, Edo State|
|State of Origin:||Edo State|
|Net Worth:||$5 million|
Early Life and Education
Born on March 17, 1989, in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria, Sarz holds the position of the second child in a family of three siblings.
He commenced his educational journey at All Saints Primary School for his foundational education and subsequently pursued his secondary education at Goodwill Secondary School. As he progressed, he ventured into higher institutions for further studies.
In 2010, Sarz’s musical prowess shone through as he crafted the hit single “Jor Oh” and the remix for Jahbless, featuring the talents of Durella, RuggedMan, Reminisce, Ice Prince, and eLDee. This track secured the “Best Street Hop” award and a “Best Collaboration” nomination at The Headies.
His production credits for the year continued with tracks like Shank’s “Salute,” eLDee’s “Today Today” and “Wash Wash,” Skales’ “Mukulu,” Goldie Harvey’s “Don’t Touch My Body,” and Reminisce’s “Kako Bi Chicken.”
The latter earned a nod in the “Best Street Hop” category at The Headies 2012. Notably, he took the helm as the sole producer for eLDee’s Undeniable album, excluding “We Made It,” cementing his musical imprint in 2011.
Sarz’s brilliance garnered him a nomination for the “Producer of the Year” award at the 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards, alongside Don Jazzy. Though the award was claimed by Don Jazzy, he graciously passed it to Sarz.
His accomplishments continued with a “Best New Producer” victory at the 2012 Dynamix Awards, and he even unveiled his debut single “Beat Of Life (Samba),” featuring Wizkid, offering a glimpse of his upcoming album.
In 2013, he contributed his production magic to Wizkid’s Ayo album, notably on the tracks “Jaiye Jaiye,” featuring Femi Kuti, and “Kilofe.”
Acknowledged as one of the burgeoning music producers challenging Don Jazzy’s reign, Sarz earned praise from Premium Times Nigeria.
The year also saw him securing an endorsement deal with Nike, further solidifying his status.
Sarz’s role extended to executive producing the official Hennessy Artistry 2014 theme song “Dance Go (Eau de Vie),” featuring Wizkid and 2Face Idibia.
In a significant event, Sarz and Shizzi orchestrated a face-off titled “The Battle of Hits” on Instagram in April 2020, capturing the attention of a global audience with a peak viewership of 19.2k.
Moving to 2021, Sarz collaborated with Lojay to unveil “Monalisa,” a track that garnered acclaim and even earned a Silver certification from the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) in 2023.
Sarz’s production journey commenced in 2007 with his full-credit production of Lord of Ajasa’s “See Drama.”
His impressive portfolio includes works for artists such as Wizkid, Naeto C, Banky W, Skales, Shank, Reminisce, Goldie Harvey, eLDee, Wande Coal, YQ, Lojay, and Niniola.
Formerly associated with Trybe Records, Sarz parted ways with the label after his contract expired in November 2013.
Sarz Net Worth
Sarz has a net worth of $5 million. He is a prominent and talented Nigerian record producer.
Sarz is a famous beatmaker who spent his early life in Nigeria. He is not yet married and has not made any revelation about his girlfriend.