MNEK – British singer and composer
MNEK was born on 9 November 1994 in London. The artist’s real name is Uzo Emenike. He has a Nigerian heritage. Uzo used his last name to create a pseudonym, which sounded similar to the way Emenike was pronounced.
When the singer was 16 years old, he already had experience in the music world. He wrote songs and worked with a production team called Xenomania. At that time, Uzo helped a British singer Florrie record her EP, Experiments, which came out in 2011. Later, while working with Xenomania, Uzo collaborated with such famous bands as The Saturdays and The Wanted. After some time, the artist recorded a debut single, "If Truth Be Told". He was just 17 years old.
In 2012, MNEK worked with KABBA to record her debut single “City Lights”. In February, he collaborated with Rudimental to create his single “Spoons”. The song was featured in Rudimental’s debut LP, Home. The album included another single, “Baby” created with MNEK. Uzo also helped the musicians with such popular tracks as "Hell Could Freeze" and "Hide". The collaboration helped Uzo gain popularity and gave his career a good push forward.