Birthday: November 9, 1994
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Uzoechi Emenike was born 9 November 1994. Professionally known as MNEK, he is a British singer, songwriter and record producer.
In February 2012, he featured on Rudimental’s single “Spoons” with Syron. The song features on their debut studio album Home (2013). In December 2013 he was one of 15 artists to make BBC’s Sound Of 2014 long list.
In January 2014 he featured on Gorgon City’s single “Ready for Your Love”. The song peaked to number 4 on the UK Singles Chart. On 20 April 2014, he premiered “Every Little Word” on 1Xtra, the “buzz” single from his debut studio album. On 9 May the remix EP featuring Joe Goddard and Fred V & Grafix among others was released. Emenike has said we can expect to hear collaborations with Moko, Snakehips and Jimmy Napes on the record.
The lead single “Wrote a Song About You” premiered on Annie Mac’s BBC Radio 1 show on 13 June 2014. In June 2014, Oliver Heldens’ track “Gecko (Overdrive)”, which MNEK wrote, debuted at number 1 on both the UK Dance Chart and the UK Singles Chart. In 2014, he also worked with Madonna on her album, Rebel Heart, and produced the song “Feels So Good” by Kylie Minogue, from her album Kiss Me Once. On 22 July that year, MNEK released the promotional single “In Your Clouds” as part of an iTunes Ones to Watch campaign. The song will feature on his debut album. His debut extended play (EP) Small Talk was released on 20 March 2015. In March 2015, JoJo announced that she worked with MNEK on her new studio album.
On 22 July 2015 he released “Never Forget You” with Swedish singer Zara Larsson (with whom MNEK has worked extensively for her forthcoming album).
His recent writing and production credits include Beyoncé, Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Diplo, Zara Larsson, Lianne La Havas, Rudimental, Naughty Boy, Little Mix, JoJo, Gorgon City, Clean Bandit, Chris Malinchak, Bondax, Becky Hill, The Saturdays, Oliver Heldens, Karen Harding, Sub Focus, Duke Dumont, Bastille and A*M*E.