Ikechukwu Daniel Ndu aka Dr. Fresh is a veteran rap pioneer who hails from Ohafia local government in Abia state. Born march 11th 1972 in ENUGU STATE and grew up in the norther part of Nigeria, Kano precisely where he did his primary school in st. Louis catholic school and his high school in federal government college Kano.
Enrolled for diploma in law in UniJos in 1993 before moving to Lagos to officially begin his music career.
Dr. Fresh discovered his talent first as a dancer at the age of 10 and was famous in his neighborhood for his dance skills and won many dance competitions as an incredibly skilled break dancer. He quickly started evolving as a rap musician in high school and when he got into university of jos for a
diploma in law 1993/1994 where he became a famous sensation on campus.
Tuface Idibia as of then was a school mate in Jos and an addict fan of Dr FRESH. That was when the name DR. FRESH was born and he played in various campuses within the northern Nigeria. While in campus, he was promoting his single ‘I GOT STYLE’ and was famous for this song.
Ikechukwu Daniel Ndu aka Dr. Fresh is a veteran rap pioneer who hails from ohafia local government in Abia state
Dr. Fresh moved to lagos in pursuit of his musical career as he became certain he wanted music for a life’s work. Lagos is a cosmopolitan state and a hub for entertainers so he made his way through the rough terrrain of rap music in nigeria where he singlehandedly recorded new songs like “CARO” and remix of “I got style’. At this time in Nigeria, rap music was not familiar and appreciated, but he was the first young Nigerian to carve a niche for himself in this industry. He performed regularly at the former coliseum night club along side other up and coming artists like TONY TETUILLA, THE REMEDIES, PLANTAION BOYS, to mention a few.
IN 2000,he released his hit “THE WAZOBIAN VIBE, produced by the legendary producer and performer PAUL PLAY IK DAIRO which broke massive grounds for him and received widely acceptance because of the content of rap infusing the three major languages in nigeria which he speaks fluently, then became the first NIGERIAN artist to record rap music in the three major Nigerian languages which later earned him an endorsement to do a grass root health song for a program
funded by the nigerian ministry of health in collaboration with the world health organisation through an agency CHRIS PARK MARKETING SOLUTIONS in the year 2006 in park view IKOYI LAGOS.
He became widely known through this work WAZOBIAN VIBE through the air waves and soon became a brand nation wide, performing gigs every year like the ROTHMANS MEGA GROOVE, ROTHMANS GROOVE IN THE HOOD, GOLDEN CIRCLE SUMMER SPLASH and more, entertaining his fans in
universities and the country at large.
He debut his career internationally at the ROTHMANS MEGA GROOVE being the convergence of international artistes like CARON WHEELER of the soul 2 soul group at the TAFAWA BALEWA SQUARE(TBS), Lagos. In the early 2000, he performed an opening act for the legendary American hip-hop group Naughty By Nature at the legend extra stout event.
He was invited to Dubaiin 2004 to thrill the audience with his electrifying performance in multiple gigs at the famous palm beach club. He also yearly played for GUINESS sponsored independence day shows all over the country, the MTN Y’ELLO NATION WIDE SPONSORED SHOWS along side his old time good friend from UNIJOS Tuface idibia then in the
PLANTATION BOYS group.
Afterwards In 2003, he recorded his banger grassroots themed banger “OSHO BAMBAM”, BABY NA YOU, produced by the late and great OJB JEZREEL, who also produced hits songs for many artistes like the hit song AFRICAN QUEEN by TUFACE IDIBIA, BUBBLE by JAZZMAN OLOFIN.
He immediately got spotted by the late CHRIS EKEJIMBE, the CEO OF 4SCREAMS and got signed onto the record label 4SCREAMS where he produced his second album “IT’S ABOUT TIME’ Consisting of 6 songs which rocked the air waves and clubs for many years, produced by OJB JEZREEL.
In late 2006, he also branched off into promotion where he started by collaborating with other musicians to promote them internationally, Spain, Italy, Germany, Belgium, Austria etc as this does not leave out the likes of 2face, Timaya, Faze, Mr Raw and Jogodo to mention a few. While at it, he
recorded his fourth studio album 2 MUCH MONEY under European Management team known as Black and White in 2008.
He has also rendered his creative ideas to several upcoming musicians in Nigeria as well as promoting there finished materials both on radio and TV. He has proven over time to be an allround show biz guru. He recorded and released the first single off his fifth studio album BLESS MY
HUSTLE in 2016. His fifth studio album THE REBIRTH is in the making and slated to be released some time in 2017/2018.