Befelow Uk | Biography | Career | Upcoming Projects
Ukenya Ogbaji Daniel popularly known by his stage name Befelow Uk is a Nigerian Afrobeat, highlife and R&B singer, composer, perfomer, presenter and song writer. He’s a recording artiste signed to A-Classic Music, a record label founded by him and his brother, Shefelow Uk.
Born in the early nineties into the prestigious family of Ukenya Joseph Ijeh, he was given birth to at a community called Odeda, Ogun State and raised in Lagos during his primaries.
Mr Yukay attended Emmanuel Primary School, Emmanuel Street Ojota, Lagos State. He however completed same in LGEA Pilot Primary School, Adum-East Ito. He obtained his Senior School Certificate in Education (SSCE), 2007 and proceeded to Benue State College of Education, Oju, where he obtained his National Certificate in Education with flying colours. His unflagging zeal and quest for knowledge pushed him to one of the most renowned higher institutions of learning; and he bagged his Bachelor in Education.
The Lagos based talented star started his music career as a dancer in 2006 and later formed a crew of dancers comprising of singers and dancers. In 2008, he organized the crew’s first show at Abode Hall, Adum-East Ito where they danced to Psquare’s “Get Squared” album. He was the only singer who was ready then (in terms of song composition) and he composed a song to 9ice’s “Gongo Aso” and the show was a shut down.
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He stepped up the game the following year when he released his first song ever, produced digitally on 5th September, 2009. Befelow who planned traveling to Lagos after his SSCE exam got trapped in the State by his uncle and he used the opportunity to write and record his first song. Fortunately, the song turned out to be a game changing, history making song ever recorded in the history of Igede Music industry.
Agba Master got discovered by Big P production after being hailed by all the artistes in the studio during the recording of the song. Worthy of mentioning were people like MayJay Wonder, Monica Ogah, Godson Emmanuel and others. Late Godson later signed him into his newly opened record label; New Sound in 2010 completing the album and producing the videos at the same time. He named the album “Thank You Lord”, featuring Shefelow Uk, Christy Ode, Rhymezee, Tucold, Sunny Chuzi
He released an EP body of work, after the huge success story of the first album, Igede Agba. He named the EP; ‘Wisdom'(Widom) in 2012. The extended play featured Alex Zydia, Prof Jay (now Zeek9ine), Taye Myt, Pius and Christy Ode.
Yukay later moved to Lagos in late 2012 to push further his music career. For more demands of his crafts by his fans, after a brief break in the production of new songs, he returned to the studio with his brother, Shefelow Uk and recorded Legacy Album in 2014. The audio was released in 2014 at Agba Guest House, Iyana Ipaja Lagos and the video album was dropped later that same year.
In 2018, after his degree program, he dropped his last local album dubbed; “Made in Igede”. The album remains the biggest body of work ever released in Igede with 25 evergreen songs. The album featured Shefelow Uk, Late Vick Okuhi, Clefellow, Queen Juliet and Zeek9ine.
As Mr Yukay aspires to step up his game by changing his music style from using his dialect as the medium of passing his message, he dished a love tune called Gbemilo, with a classic visual shot by Wisechild Vision in 2020.
Click here to watch: GBEMILO
The versatile indefatigable young man starred a Notable Film Production movie directed by ace video producer, Leonard Ahueyi popularly known as Wisechild. With the Pen name; Alome, Befelow Uk showed his enormous versatility and creativity in the movie, making it most the most watched Igede film ever produced. Click on the blue Link below to watch the movie.
Befelow Uk has been featured by over 20 artistes in over 30 different songs. Some of them are:
30 Collaborations: Most Featured Artiste in Igede?
1. “U Be the Girl” Biggie Hardie ft. Mr Yukay
2. “Come Back to Me” D4 ft. Mr Yukay
3. Full Album Influence Imeje ft. Mr Yukay
4. Gospel Sam Ede ft. Mr Yukay
5. Ogbo ny’Ohe” Rev. Abinya ft. Mr Yukay
6. “U too Much” Evang. Lyda Odee ft. Mr Yukay
7. “Classic Nigga” Zeek9ine ft. Mr Yukay
8. “Tribute to Ogiri” Don Jay ft. Mr Yukay
9. Igede Agba Mad Money ft. Mr Yukay
10. “Just Like a Dream Mxzy ft Mr Yukay
11. Last Bee ft. Mr Yukay
12. “U Be My God” John Ode ft. Mr Yukay
13. Olutoji John Ode ft Mr Yukay
14. Comfort Ogaji ft. Mr Yukay
15. “The Healer” John Ode ft Mr Yukay
16. “Igede Agba” Nathan ft Mr Yukay
17. “This Girl Fine” Cleph Uk ft. Mr Yukay
18. “Romeo Zain” by Romeo Zain ft. Mr Yukay
19. “Ahinina” Ego Zanga ft. Mr Yukay
20. “Inina L’opio” Ice Lolly ft Mr Yukay
21. “Love Me Love U” Romeo Zain ft Mr Yukay
22. “Yiogo” Ice Lolly ft Mr Yukay
23. “Igede All Star Gospel” Mondiclinton ft Uk
24. “Ohaha Ny’Jesus” Tsilky ft. Mr Yukay
25. “Make You Smile” Romeo Zain ft. Mr Yukay
26. “Money” Shefelow Uk ft. Mr Yukay
27. “Omo Ologo” Na Me ft. Mr Yukay
28. “Sharku Love” DJ Paulingo ft. Mr Yukay
29. Eje” Tee Brown ft. Mr Yukay
30. “Money Stop Nonsense” Frank Label ft. Mr Yukay
31. Richie Baby ft Mr Yukay
In 2010, Mr Yukay was awarded as “the most Outstanding Artiste in Igede” land by the Igede Youth Council.
Similarly, in 2012 he was recognized and awarded “Ad’utu Ny’eje 1 of Igede, by Uwokwu Youths Association.
Ukenya was elected Director of Socials in English Language Students Association (ELSA) English Department, College of Education, Oju.
He won ISADA’s “The Benue Artiste of the Year” 2022.
He represented the English Department as a senator to SUG government during his degree program in ABU, Zaria.
The super boy, Yukay is the CEO of Agba Classic Media and the progenitor of Agba TV, an online television dedicated to the projection of Igede culture, tradition and entertainment. The online TV was launched on 12th January, 2020. Its being rebranded by the Igede Ambassador and other media guru from other parts of the country to give it a more vast viewers. Click on the blue Link below to watch programs on the TV.
Yukay is currently working on several projects, his upcoming EP is has been the only one disclosed to igedeonline.com. Keep following this page for more information about his latest songs, movies, skits and more.
Watch Agba TV via this link ? HERE
For booking, sponsorship and inquiry, contact him via the details below:
Instagram handle: @mryukay
Facebook: Befelow Mryukay
YouTube: Mr Yukay