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WHO IS ZIKKY MAN?

Your first sight of this singer reminds you of the ever-popular Jamaican Born Reggae icon Sizzla Kalonji. His scintillating voice rattles and titillates your ear drum whenever he chooses to talk or sing. Always full of life. This calm, cool and collected artist relies a lot on his instincts to write his songs.

Born Isaac Amos Barde on the 9th of May 1974 to the Family of Mr./Mrs. Amos Barde, Young Zikky joined the Seventh Day Adventist Church choir at the tender age of thirteen (13) from where he got his first music lessons. He wrote his first song shortly after that, while he was in junior secondary school class two (2).

After several years in the choir, he had his first baptism on the microphone in 1994 in a talent hunt tagged Musikola “94 which held at Bosan Hotel Kafanchan, Kaduna State, Nigeria. He took home the first prize with his hit song titled Jah Gwan Dash Thunder.

Zikky took his nom de plume from the way his mother used to call him each time he went out to play as a child (Aizikki). At first he didn’t accept people calling him the name, not until he decided to pick up his brand name as an artist, he eventually accepted to be called Zikky.

Zikky is an Indian name for a female child, Whenever he relates with Indian guys mostly online they refer him to a female, from there he added MAN to the name to differentiate it from being referred to as a woman.

A graduate of NIIT Ring Road, Accra Ghana, Zikky admits that life is a combination of complication but that the options in it span many boundaries.

The third son of a retired soldier and a fashion designer, Zikky has had the privilege of travelling through the length and breadth of Nigeria following his father wherever he was posted to. From North to South, East, West and now the Central of Nigeria Abuja.

Young Zikky always try to keep his musical talent alive, combining it time after time with his skills in the world of Information & Communication Technology (ICT). Currently a well-trained professional website and mobile app developer and a programmer, who specialize in web based applications and Software development, he hopes to pursue both music and programming as a career of sort.

He has had the opportunity of sharing the microphone with a host of other Nigerian artists both on stage and in the studio.

Zikky Man, who said he will never give his ex-girlfriend a second chance, is happily married to Hope Ucha Barde and was blessed with a lovely daughter named (Deborah). He has few tracks to his credit with a vow to unleash more. A perfect Dancehall Reggae Artist with a blowing and breezy disposition that brings an uncommon uniqueness to his works. The singles are titled:

  1. Conflicts and Sorrows – (The untold story)
  2. My Healer, My Redeemer
  3. Ucha My Love (Ololufe Mi)

And are soon to be released once the contract with his current label is appended.

He has just released the long awaited hit single title “You’re My Juliet” Produced by Dave Azi, a song which has been making hits in the Air waves both in Nigeria and abroad and on all major online streaming platforms like Itunes, Spotify, Shazam, Boomplay, Google music, etc.

He is currently in the studio recording some tracks to complete his forthcoming EP which is scheduled to be released in 2024. (Release date will be communicated soon) Zikky is an indigene of Kaduna State but possesses some Eastern input in his work by virtue of his mother being from Umuahia Abia State, Nigeria.

In addition to this, Zikky is highly inspired by the likes of Sizzla Kalonji, Lt. Stitchie, Buju Banton, Tony Rebel, Terror Fabulous, Shabba Ranks, Mad Cobra, Busy Signal, Gyptian, Nadine Southerland, Ras Kimono, Majek Fashek, Oritz Wiliki, Best Agoha, Marshal, Prince Isaac Black, Peterside Ottong, Daniel Wilson, Blackky, Rymzo, LT Shortgun, Sam Thio, The Mandators, Maxell Udoh, New Waves, Sunny Okosun, Mavelouse Benjy, Daddy Showkey, African China and host of many other Nigeria artists.

Below are list of outings the artist has had since the inception of his musical career.

  • He won the maiden edition of Muzikola Talent Hunt 1994, at Bosan Hotel, Kafanchan, Kaduna State. A hunt that set a pace to his musical career and made him to discovered who he is as an artiste.
  • For that he was previlaged to perform at the Benson and Hedges (B/H) Concerts at Kagoro, Kaduna State. in 1995.
  • Zikky was rated 5th position at the Cool FM Abuja top ten music chart 2003.
  • In 2004 he performed alongside KC Presh, Faze, Ruggedman at the star trek at the prestigious Centre for Art & culture Abuja.
  • In 2004 he perfomed at the launching of Hot 98.3 FM Abuja alongside Ben Priest, Panama and host of many other artistes, at Agura Hotel Abuja.
  • Zikky made a wonderful appearance at the Pman/NTA show in 2004 at the NTA Abuja premise, he performed alongside Baba 2010, Makosa Queen, Bobby Yinkus, King Faj, Funkiest Mallam and host of many other artiste.
  • He made a welcome-back appearance after a long break in music at the Rydeem of Light Gospel Reggae Festival 2021 and 2022 edtion.
  • He performed alongside King Wadada, Pupa Yannis and host of other Reggae artiste at A Night of Tribute to Bob Marley 2023 at the Bolingo Xperia Hotel, Abuja.
  • Only to mention but few…

He has been a very interesting on air personality Co-presenting Radio Programmed with lots of Radio DJ’s across the country like;

  • 92.9 Kapital FM Abuja with Jack Brown (Mr. Buzzer) and DJ artillery,
  • Love 104.5 FM Abuja with Timi Banton and Late Alpasino Bwai,
  • 93.5 Aso Radio Abuja with Edward Simple Simon (Buju)
  • Rockside 89.9 FM, Kafanchan with Dj Bally Ranks

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