Award Winning Dancehall Act Onyido Nkemjika better known by his stage name “KETCHUP” was born in the western city of Lagos state. Ketchup the first of four siblings drew his earliest inspirations from the likes of Ebenezer Obey, Sir Sina Peters, Bob Marley, Shakademus and a host of others.
Ketchup had his Secondary education at St Leos School, FGC Ijanikin, after which he had a brief spell at Obafemi Awolowo University Ife before he proceeded to Atlantic College, KL Malaysia where he studied Mass Communications. While in School ketchup was always in touch with his music which spurred him to write his 1st song in 2010 titled Nuvo featuring U.K Disc Jockey “DJ jam jam, The song went on to bag him an award at the prestigious Malaysian AEA Awards that same year, the video of the song “Nuvo” went on to receive rave reviews.
He later came to Nigeria and released another single, On The Beat” featuring Rayce in 2012. During this time, he met the talented producer, ‘EmmyACE’ and together, they created a new direction for Ketchup’s music and released the club banger, Show Me Yuh Rozay
On the 7th of November 2012 Show Me Yuh Rozay was released by Ketchup and within few months of its release, the song gained massive airplay on radio and also in clubs nationwide, the song rose to the top as the number 1 song in the country on cool FM Top Ten songs and it dominated the charts on MTN top 10 jams as well as the Blackberry Top 10 songs on the Beat FM. As a result of the success of the single a video was released for Show Me Yuh Rozay which rose to Number 1 on the SoundCity Top Ten Nigeria Chart.