EMEKA KINGSLEY IKECHUKWU also known as PHAT- E is a consummate music producer mixer/ sound engineer and a composer. He is the founder and current ceo of PHAT- E Production.
Born in Lagos State but originates from Nnewi–Ichi, in Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra State. He graduated from University of Nigeria Nsuka (UNN) as a chemical Enineer but his strong affection for art and good rhythm made him choose MUSIC as a profession. He started playing piano right from his secondary school in the early 80’s in his father’s church.
His journey in the studio began in 1995 as a trainee studio engineer and later emerged to becoming a part time studio engineer in 1996. His career as a music producer began officially in 1999 till date.
He later joined Tony One Week’s Band (Gyration Band) as his pianist. He worked in Alpha Mega studio, as a producer and sound engineer from there to Jam Tech in where he worked as the studio manager/ in-house producer. While working at Jam tech, he also was an in- house producer for Daniel Wilson 2004. He also worked at Heavy Metal studios and from there; he went solo and started doing his thing.
His first hit songs came up after working with Sunny Neji in the “Oruka” album project… More hit songs by producing ‘’like say man be God” by Kani and “obi mu o” by Obiwon but his first big break through was producing the smash hit song “kuchi-kuchi”(Oh Baby) which gained massive air play all over the world. The song also earned four nominations at the NMVA2011 and won two awards. Kuchi-Kuchi also gained nominations at the NEA Awards 2011(Nigeria Entertainment Award).
In 20011 he travelled to the United Kingdom where he worked with one of the finest best UK based female singer Grace Obika, who is a causing to the American soul singer(LEMAR) and there he also worked with popular gospel artist Kelechi Ify among others
He has produced over 1001 artistes including: Sammie Okposo, Obiora Obiwon, Jodie, Eben, Liza C, Enkay, Mike Abdul & Kore, Ibitayo, Trumantra, Anny, BeeCee, Oge Lite, Orie Basi, Tonia, Tony One Week, Nkem Owo, KSB, Nomoreloss, Daniel Wilson, Sunny Neji, Gbenga Adenuga, Kani, Julius Agwu, Stella Damascus, Stella yama, Shade Andrews, DJ Jimmy Jatt, Vector, One Soul/ Teniim, Victor Adebayo among others.
He is the pundit and master mind behind so many minds blowing on air commercials and projects in Nigeria such as:
⦁ Christmas in Calabar (First Calabar Carnival Theme Song)
⦁ Kanu heart foundation – “sing to the heart”
⦁ First Maltina family Dancehall theme song and montage
⦁ President Good luck Ebere Jonathan Campaign hit song
⦁ Governor Babatunde Fashola and Emmanuel Uduaghan campaign hit songs.
He has also done great jingles for: Oceanic Bank, Boxer Bajaj, Treasure FM Port Harcourt, Zoom mobile, MTN Sim Registration, Eva Beauty Soap and Radio 103.5FM and many others
Phat-E has also established his own Production Outfit, known as “PHAT-E PRODUCTION” and is using his skills to also help a few of Young Artists establish their dreams.
Phat-E Production has now extended and established a branch office currently in Dallas, Texas in the United States, and as a company now has her first American based Nigerian gospel artist popularly known as ”Precious” who is now Professionally known as ”ODEERIH”.
Let the good work continue……… Evergreen Songs.
Music is Life….