The real name of MNEK is Uzoechi Osisioma Uzo Emenike, who is professionally known by his stage name, that is MNEK. He happens to be a British recording artist as well as a musician and a singer. His other professions in the same field include being a songwriter and a record producer. The artist has even been nominated for a Grammy before and received the ASCAP Vanguard Award. The singer has collaborated with a lot of well-known artists in the music industry right now, such as Zara Larsson as well as Julia Michaels, and Selena Gomez. He has also worked with Beyoncé and Madonna.
The stage name of MNEK is actually a gramogram of his original surname, that is, Emenike. While he was in one his interviews, MNEK conversed all about his introduction into music as well as the entire industry. The artist told that at one point in his life, he was not even aware about what a publisher actually is. He revealed that he started writing songs at a very early age of just 7 or 8 years and also that he started playing around with the production software early too.
How Did MNEK Become Famous?
By the time MNEK was 14 years in age, he had sent out two of his tracks to various big artists on My Space, and Anita Bay thought that these tracks were pretty cool. Thus, Anita said to him that she will send the song to her publisher, but he really had no idea who a publisher actually is. After this, there were a lot of people who wanted to be his publisher, and MNEK says this was the point that he finally entered the music industry. When the artist was asked about the hardest part that he had to face while being a music artist and gaining popularity in the initial stages, he said it was the fact that he had to grow in the industry too but at the same time, attend school.
Also, while learning how to do this job, there was no way that his parents would allow him to leave school. By 2011 when MNEK turned 16, he started working for the production company called Xenomania and also contributed to Florrie’s 2011 extended play Experiments. It was in the same year that he released his debut single called If Truth Be Told. This was when his career skyrocketed as he was growing among the people. He wrote songs with A*M*E for her debut single called City Lights, which also featured his brother, that is, Bartoven. This was when AME became one of the first affiliates of MNEK.
What Is MNEK Working On Right Now?
Through the years, with hardwork as well as passion, MNEK finally made a permanent place for himself in the industry. The success of his song with Zara Larsson called Never Forget You put him into the spotlight and brought him some of the major gigs. It then started with his contribution to the song Hold Up by Beyoncé in 2016. It was in the same year that we were blessed by another solo single by the artist called At Night I Think About You. This song peaked at number 87 on the UK Singles Chart. After the release of this song, he stated that he is going to record as well as produce his debut album soon enough for his fans. There were a variety of singles dropped by the artist in 2017, and it was not until 2018 that we got to know about his debut album called Language.
He teased about a track called Tongue, which was revealed to be the lead single from his debut album. Language was released later in September of the same year and achieved major success for him. This surely provided to him as a big break because there was not much that the artist did in 2019. It was not until 2020 that we heard about him collaborating with Joel Curry on the song called Head and Heart. This track went on to peak at number one on the Official UK Charts, and this marked it as the artist’s first-ever vocal effort to be at the number one spot despite the fact that he was very close to this spot before with his previous collaboration with Zara Larsson.