JCBENZ – Bottles Up x Eko N’ile
JCBENZ are a music duo, made up of Johnson “Jon6” Obodougo and Chiziterem “Chizi” Okoro. They hail from Enugu and Imo respectively.
Jon6 grew up in Lagos with four siblings including a twin sister named Juliet. He attended Figil Nursery And Primary School and Obele Community High School in Surulere. As a science student, he took interest in Geography out of his love for nature exploration. At a young age, his school teacher discovered his music talents and encouraged him. Jon6 started practicing music with likeminded friends at the age of 7. He has performed at various events and carnivals most notably at Quarter Jack Surulere.
Chizi, who is the other half of the duo, was born in 1996 into a family of five (three boys and two girls). His interest in music began at age 9. Chizi was VP of Culture and Drama society in his school. This gave him the opportunity to work with Tade Ogidan in Lagos State governors award. Though he was awarded Best Rapper from his zone, he failed to make the main event because of parental restrictions.
Jon6 and Chizi met while in secondary school. From there, both artists decided to collaborate on a song and have remained together ever since. As JCBENZ, they are managed by Onyeka God (Open City) and have worked with a number of producers including Cuebitz and Deuciix.