Mariyo (Real name: Richard Okpagi) is a Nigerian HipHop artiste and songwriter from Ahoada East in Rivers State, Nigeria.
In 2007, Mariyo found his love for hip hop music and as a young school boy in Enitona High School, Port Harcourt he showcased great skill in music which earned him credit as leader of a certain music group called JEFBOIZ NATION.
As a result of his multi-skilled nature, Mariyo was honoured with the Best Drummer Awards in Rivers State in 2010 and 2015 respectively.
Mariyo is fondly called Jango by his friends because of his versatile nature when it comes to rapping on different kind of beats. He gets a great deal of his inspiration from ace Nigerian rapper Ice Prince Zamani.
Mariyo’s is set to release his debut single in the coming days/weeks. The single titled ‘BRODALY‘ is dedicated to every young person out there trying to make meaning out of life.
Trust, he is one artiste you would love listening to.
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