Efeoghene Donald Idu popularly known as "Efe Mac Roc" or "Mac Roc" is a Nigerian composer and music producer. [1][2] He officially started his music career in 2012 with the debut single "Hope".[3]

Efe Mac Roc
Birth nameEfeoghene Donald Idu
BornLagos State, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Record producer
  • Songwriter
Instrument(s)
  • Piano
  • Vocals
Years active2012–present

Early life

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Efe Mac Roc was born in Lagos State, Nigeria as the last of two children but originally hails from Ughelli North, Delta State.[4] Mac Roc later moved to Yola, Adamawa State where he completed his primary school education. After his secondary education, he proceeded to Benson Idahosa University, Edo State where he acquired his Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science.

Career

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Mac Roc started his music journey in 2004 as a keyboardist in his local church. However, he officially started his music career in 2012 with the debut single "Hope".[5] That same year, he released his sophomore single titled "Oremi" featuring Brenda Moses.

Mac Roc released his first album "Unstripped - Mac Roc Sessions, Vol. 1 (Acoustic)" in April 2022, comprising 16 tracks.[6][7]

Mac Roc was announced as one of the judges alongside Simi Drey and Daniel Etim Effiong for Covers Africa Season 2, a music TV show and competition.[8][9][10][11] In March 2023, he ventured on a talent hunt for upcoming artistes in states across Nigeria.[12][13]

Discography

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Album

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Title Details Ref
Unstripped Vol 1 Date Released: October 2022

Number of tracks: 16

Format: streaming, digital download

[14][15]

Singles

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Title Year Released
Hope 2012
Ore Mi
Without You[16][17]

(Mac Roc featuring Ginika)

2016
Yahweh[18]

(Mac Roc featuring E-Daniels)

You Alone

(Mac Roc featuring Kelvocal)[19]

2017
Shine

(Mac Roc featuring Stanflux)

Production discography

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List of songs produced
Title Year Released Album Ref
Yahweh

(Eben)

2015 The Harvest
Chukwu Okike

(Samsong)

2016 Non-Album Single [20][21]
Wish Me Well - Cover

(Timi Dakolo)

Non-Album Single [22]
God of the Nations

(Samsong Ft Eben)

2017 Non-Album Single [23]
Koseunti

(Sunmisola Agbebi)

2022 Non-Album Single
Want You - Acoustic Version

(Oxlade)[24]

2023 Non-Album Single [25]
My Daddy, My Daddy - Acoustic Version

(Sunmisola Agbebi)

Non-Album Single
Izrukeme

(Dr. Ymc featuring Neon Adejo, Tobi Osho and Adachi)

Non-Album Single [26]
B'Ola (Honour)

(Sunmisola Agbebi)

Non-Album Single

Awards

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Title Category Year Results
Top Naija Music Awards Best Song With A Message 2012 Won

References

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  1. ^ Orjime, Moses (2023-02-24). "Efe Mac Roc Talent Hunt Nurturing Upcoming Artists". Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  2. ^ "Quality Of Nigerian Music Has Improved Substantially Says Mac Roc". TheAfrica. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  3. ^ insideabuja (2023-06-01). "Mac Roc Sessions leading the way in musical talent discovery". Inside Abuja. Retrieved 2023-06-14.
  4. ^ eMinor. "Who is Efe Mac Roc? See Newest Singles". ReverbNation. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  5. ^ admin (2012-12-23). "Music: Mac Roc - "Hope" [Feat. Eva Maria, Fresh Boi Arnold]". Gospel Centric. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  6. ^ "Unstripped - Mac Roc Sessions, Vol. 1 (Acoustic)". music.amazon.ca. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  7. ^ Odoh, Chux (2018-05-18). "Video: Abuja Based Producer Mac Roc Did A MashUp Of Styl Plus' Classic Records And Its So Heavenly". Nigerian Entertainment Today. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  8. ^ Rapheal (2022-12-23). "Covers Africa unveils host, judges for season 2". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  9. ^ "Covers Africa picks Sound Sultan, Ogbeiwi, Ige Kachi, Macroc as Judges". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2021-03-13. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  10. ^ Tijani, Chidinma (2021-03-15). "SOUND SULTAN, BEN OGBEIWI, IGE KACHI, EFE MACROC AS JUDGES FOR COVERS AFRICA TALENT HUNT SHOW". Obaland Magazine. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  11. ^ "Covers Africa Unveils Squad For Season 2 Of Music TV Show". News Ghana. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  12. ^ "Efe Mac Roc Talent targets upcoming artists". Vanguard News.
  13. ^ Clement, Philip Shimnom (2023-03-11). "Why I'am nurturing upcoming artistes – Efe Mac Roc". Daily Trust. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  14. ^ Charm (2022-04-20). "[Album] Unstripped – Mac Roc Sessions Vol 1 | CHARM MEDIA HUB". www.charmmediahub.com.ng. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  15. ^ Unstripped - Mac Roc Sessions, Vol. 1 (Acoustic) by Mac Roc, 2022-04-06, retrieved 2023-04-17
  16. ^ abiola (2016-08-15). "Mac Roc, Ginika - 'Without you'". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  17. ^ "Without you - Efe Mac Roc X Ginika (Mac Roc Productions) - JUKEBOX | Naija.fm". Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  18. ^ "MUSIC: Mac Roc - Yahweh (ft E-Daniels)". Praiseworld Radio | Africa's #1 Online Gospel Radio Station | Nigeria. 2016-06-08. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  19. ^ "MUSIC: MAC ROC X KELVOCAL - YOU ALONE - ConfirmGist.com.ng". confirmgist.com.ng. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  20. ^ admin (2016-05-24). "AUDIO: SAMSONG - CHUKWU OKIKE (Prod. by MacRoc)". Gospel Centric. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  21. ^ admin (2016-05-24). "Samsong - Chukwu Okike (Prod. by Efe MacRoc)". Gospel Centric. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  22. ^ abiola (2016-10-11). "Timi Dakolo, Mac Roc - 'Wish me well' (Rock cover)". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  23. ^ Admin (2017-09-13). "Samsong - God of the nations ft Eben Prod by Efe Mac Roc". WorshippersGh. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  24. ^ Trendyhiphop (2023-04-17). "Oxlade – Want You (Acoustic Version)". TrendyHipHop. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  25. ^ Trendyhiphop (2023-04-17). "Oxlade – Want You (Acoustic Version) Prod by Efe Mac Roc". TrendyHipHop. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
  26. ^ AmenRadio (2023-04-15). "Izurukeme - Dr. Ymc ft. Neon Adejo, Tobi Osho, Adachi & Mac Roc". Gospel Songs MP3. Retrieved 2023-04-17.
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