Crown Uzama known professionally as Shallipopi, is a Nigerian rapper, singer, and songwriter. He rose to mainstream fame in 2023 following the release of his single "Elon Musk",[2][3] which peaked at number one on the Nigeria Top 100 Apple Music.[4] He followed up with his debut studio album Presido La Pluto (2023), which peaked at number one on the TurnTable Top 50 Albums[5] and also peaked at number five on the Apple Music top 100 albums.[6][7]

Shallipopi
Shallipopi in 2023
Shallipopi in 2023
Background information
Birth nameCrown Uzama
BornBenin City, Edo State, Nigeria
OriginEdo State
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • singer
  • songwriter
Years active2021–present
Labels
  • Dvpper Music
  • Plutomania[1]

Career edit

Shallipopi started his career making freestyles, and posting them on TikTok and other social media platforms. He made a breakthrough with the release of his single "Elon Musk".[8]

On 20 June 2023, Apple Music announced Shallipopi as the latest featured artist in its Up Next artist development program in Nigeria.[9][10] On 30 June, he released the remix of "Elon Musk" featuring Fireboy DML and Zlatan.[11][12]

On 7 July 2023, he released the single "Ex-Convict", which debuted at number 6 on the TurnTable Top 100.[13][14] On 11 July 2023 his EP Planet Pluto.[15] On 17 October 2023, he launched his own record label after signing to Dvpper Music Distribution with his music acts Zerry DL and Tega Boi. Shallipopi signed them the day he launched the record label.[16][17]

Personal life edit

Uzama graduated from Auchi Polytechnic in 2023 with a Computer Science degree.[18]

EFCC charges edit

On 30 May 2023 the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission arrested Shallipopi, his manager and others for alleged Internet-related fraud.[19][20] Shallipopi, his manager and others were convicted on 23 June 2023 and sentenced to two years imprisonment with the "option of fines".[21]

Discography edit

Extended plays edit

List of EPs, with selected details
Title EP details
Planet Pluto
Presido La Pluto Album
  • Released: 10 November 2023
  • Label: Plutomania, Dvpper Music
  • Format: Digital download

Singles edit

List of singles
Title Year Album
"Elon Musk" 2023 Non-album singles
"Things on Things"
"Oscroh (Pepperline)"

References edit

  1. ^ Utere, Naomi (19 October 2023). "Shallipopi launches Plutomania Records, signs 2 artists". NotJustOk. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  2. ^ "Elon Musk". www.top-charts.com. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  3. ^ Itodo, Sunny Green (20 November 2023). "I was begging for accommodation when I moved to Lagos – Singer Shallipopi". Daily Post Nigeria. Retrieved 25 December 2023.
  4. ^ Akintonde, Oluwasola (26 July 2023). "Street-pop Sensation Shallipopi Debuts On Billboard Afrobeats Songs Chart". Voice of Nigeria. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  5. ^ "Official Top 50 Albums". TurnTable charts. TurnTable. Retrieved 8 December 2023.
  6. ^ "Weekly Albums Chart Round-Up: Shallipopi, ODUMODUBLVCK, Rema & more". Album Talks. 5 December 2023. Retrieved 9 December 2023.
  7. ^ "Weekly Albums Chart Round-Up: Shallipopi achieves clean sweep on the charts". Album Talks. 21 November 2023. Retrieved 9 December 2023.
  8. ^ Mandy (2 June 2023). ""Inside That Your Evian Meaning": Shallipopi's 'Elon Musk' Lyrics Explained". Retrieved 28 July 2023.
  9. ^ Akintonde, Oluwasola (20 June 2023). "Apple Music Announces Afrobeat Singer As Nigeria's Up Next Artist". Voice of Nigeria. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  10. ^ Online, Tribune (16 June 2023). "Shallipopi announced as Apple music's 'Up Next' artiste in Nigeria". Tribune Online. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  11. ^ BellaNaija.com (30 June 2023). "Fireboy DML joins Shallipopi & Zlatan on the Remix of "Elon Musk" | Watch". BellaNaija. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  12. ^ Arunaye, Newton (29 June 2023). "Shallipopi ft Fireboy DML x Zlatan – Elon Musk Remix". LEGIT9JA. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  13. ^ "TurnTable Charts | Official Nigeria Top 100". turntablecharts.com. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  14. ^ Chukwu, Azonuchechi (11 July 2023). "Portable Drag Shallipopi For Topping Apple Music Chart With Few Seconds Of Fame". Naija247News. Retrieved 2 January 2024.
  15. ^ ""Planet Pluto" Reviewed: The path is clear for Shallipopi to take off". MoreBranches. 25 July 2023. Retrieved 26 July 2023.
  16. ^ Adeayo, Adebeyi (19 October 2023). "Shallipopi announces his label Plutomania Records, unveils 2 new artists artists". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  17. ^ Shade, Metibogun (18 October 2023). "Wetin CEO of Plutomania Record Dey Sing": Shallipopi Floats New Label, Signs 2 Artistes". Legit Ng. Retrieved 19 October 2023.
  18. ^ Oke, Odunmorayo (22 November 2023). "Nigerian Singer Shallipopi Graduates from Auchi Polytechnic". The Gurdian. Retrieved 27 December 2023.
  19. ^ "EFCC arrests popular Tiktok musician, others over internet fraud". Punch Newspapers. 30 May 2023. Retrieved 28 July 2023.
  20. ^ Ogunsemore, John (27 June 2023). "Internet fraud: Shallipopi's manager, 3 others jailed in Kaduna". Retrieved 28 July 2023.
  21. ^ https://www.efcc.gov.ng/efcc/news-and-information/news-release/9291-court-convicts-popular-tiktok-musician-crown-uzama-five-others-for-internet-fraud