|Real Name:||Michael Chimeruche Alozie|
|AKA:||Snazzy the Optimist|
|Date of Birth / Age:||28th March, 2001 (22 years)|
Michael Chimeruche Alozie, known professionally as Snazzy the Optimist (formerly Snazzy) is a Nigerian born, South African raised singer, songwriter and a performer.
STO was born in Imo, Nigeria and was raised in South Africa by his parents. He was taken to South Africa by his parents when he was just two, Michael graduated from Hoërskool Jan van Riebeeck in Cape Town, South Africa before moving back to Nigeria at the age of twelve where he gained his secondary level education certificate in Madonna Secondary School in Imo State before proceeding to the University of Lagos. Michael comes from a musical family and his father is a great instrumentalist. Michael's grandfather also played the drums.
Snazzy the Optimist started off as a rapper under the stage name Mike the Rapper at a very young age. He discovered his talent the very first day his dad had a music lesson with him in South Africa, he began freestyling everywhere both in school, church and classes. Later he honed his skills and moved over to singing and started writing songs in his bedroom. He started his career publishing his music on SoundCloud.
His work caught the notice of Nigerian singer Mr Eazi, who then asked Snazzy the Optimist to contribute to the project of one of his signees Joeboy. in 2020, Snazzy the Optimist was listed as one of the artistes to watch out for by Davido's manager Asa Asika after performing in an award show The Headies in Nigeria. Snazzy the Optimist has songwriting credits and backup vocals on Joeboy's hit single "Police" and songwriting credits on Laycon's 2021 Album titled "Shall We Begin?"
His hit single "Seluna" was released in October 2021 which topped the Nigerian music iTunes chart, making Snazzy the Optimist Top 50 iTunes Charting artiste.
Snazzy the Optimist's music has been described as incorporating elements of Rapping, afro pop, Rhythm and blues, Pop music, soul music and Afrobeat. Snazzy the Optimist takes the blueprint of Drake, Wizkid, Wande Coal, the lyricism of Bryson Tiller, Frank Ocean, J. Cole and the hustle-nomics and genius of Kanye West, to create a sound that is on the forefront of hip hop music, Snazzy the Optimist aim to inspire and uplift other post-millennial teens, like himself.
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