Geniuzz is a Nigerian rap- singer and songwriter signed to Effyzzie Music Group. Geniuzz began making music at a young age. After performing in various musical venues in his hometown, he decided to pursue a musical career after graduating from school.
Geniuzz was born Manji Zakka Deyin and raised in Jos, Plateau state of Nigeria, by parents Zakka and Rahila Deyin Deshi. Manji started showing a genuine interest in music music a the tender age by penning rhymes, songs, and poems not-forgetting joining his local church choir and performing within his neighborhood at locally organized shows.
After graduating from St. John’s College in Jos; Geniuzz started pursuing his music career even before college, recording and performing solo projects at several shows in and around Jos. During those years Geniuzz got a chance to work with more prominent artistes in Jos and gained more experience. Geniuzz’s music displays a wide variety of styles and influences that range from hip-hop, reggae, R&B and afro-pop. André 3000, will.I.am, Lauryn Jill, Wyclef jean and Buju Banton have greatly influenced his style of music. Manji’s unique sound, versatile and distinct rap-singing gave rise to the alias “The Geniuzz” which he adopted as his stage name.
After been introduced with a cover of Big Sean's "Blessing", Geniuzz releases his official singles "KakaRaka" and “On My Own” produced by prolific hit-producer GospelOnDeBeatz. He also enlisted his label-mate Yemi Alade for a new single “Underate”, which arrived with a music video.
Geniuzz recently signed a multi-millionaira deal as a brand ambassador of e-wallet brand NairaBox and is currently working on his debut album.
- Dance Afrique SummerFest, SSE Arena, Wembley (2015)
- Road to MAMA Lagos
- Gidi fest (2016)
- Africa Fashion Week Nigeria (2016)