Topa Onimowo aka Phenom is a young Nigerian Hip-Hop artist who was born to a Banker father and a Police Officer mother. the second child in a family of five. Phenom grew up listening to a diverse range of music genres but fell in love with rap music when he was 12 years old.
He describes doing music as more a life purpose than a passion. He is presently studying Creative Arts at the University of Lagos. Already well known in the underground circuit, He was discovered by Knighthouse in 2011 while doing a freestyle at an open mic session and was immediately signed up. His influences include Eminem, Royce da 5’9, Lil’ Wayne & Drake.
He has featured on numerous songs; On former labelmate’s Mo’Cheddah’s ‘See Me’, Jaywon’s ‘Catch Me if you can Rmx (alongside Ice Prince) and on MI’s 6ft 7ft remix on the Illegal Music 2 mixtape to name a few.
Video to his debut single, Omo Naija, was shot in Nigeria but was widely acclaimed; even gaining a spot on BET’s 106 and Park countdown. His follow up singles ‘Shukubambam’ and ‘Murder Dem’ were also hugely successful. He is currently working on new material for his album to be released under the Knighthouse Ent. Imprint.
Phenom was the face of Nokia’s Don’t Break the Beat Hiphop campaign alongside Ozzy-B & Muna.
Birth Name:Topa Onimowo