Boogey is one of the hottest rising hip-hop acts in the game right now, and we caught up with him and got 12 facts about him that you might not have known about. It’s interesting how you feel you know someone and you end up not knowing jack really.
1. PERSONAL DATA
BORN: David Iye Odey
BIRTHPLACE: Ogoja, Cross River
STATE OF ORIGIN: Cross River
BIRTHDAY: Nov 7
STAR SIGN: Scorpio
Father: Retired Naval Officer (Captain)
Mother: Matron (Military Office)
Boogey is the first of three boys.
Boogey completed his secondary education at Federal Government College Lagos, in Ijanikin; popularly known as IJ.
Celebrities like Don Jazzy, Wande Coal and of course Aribaba (of Jaguda.com) along with a host of others, went to the same school.
Boogey is Catholic and often makes references to religion and faith, in his music.
5. A FRENCH SPEAKER
Boogey speaks fluent French (Began learning French in Rabat, the Moroccan capital, also birthplace of rapper French Montana)—his pidgin is lousy but it’s a working progress.
6. UNIVERSITY EDUCATION
He studied Biology at Cadi Ayyad University, Marrakesh, Morocco.
7. NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE
On the night of February 22nd, 2008, Boogey was attacked by two men wielding machetes on a lonely Marrakesh street. During a brief squabble, he had a machete cut halfway through his wrist. There is a scar around his left wrist to show for it.
8. INTERESTING TASTE IN MUSIC
Did you know that Boogey listens to: Natasha Bedingfield— Fav song: Pocketful of Sunshine
Cynthia Morgan—Fav Song: I’m Taken
Asa—Fav Song: Bibanke
9. FIRST RECORDING SESSION
Boogey’s First studio recording was in Marrakesh with Moroccan rap group, Brada for a song titled ‘Wach Wajdin Remix (Are you ready—translation)’ in 2007. He later reached the number one spot on Moroccan radio, “Hit Radio”, with his track ‘Boogie Down’ (produced by DJ Red Dog).
10. FIRST PROJECT
Boogey released his first mixtape ‘Art-ificial Intelligence’ in October 2012 and by November was signed to AbOriginal Productions.
11. SPORTS TEAM
Boogey watches football and is a Real Madrid fan; Christiano Ronaldo being his favourite player. He watches and plays basketball; His favourite player being Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors.
12. CELEBRITY CRUSH
Finally……Boogey’s Celebrity crush is……*drum roll*…..Kate Henshaw .