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Theophilus Onyenaturuchi George was born in the village of Akwete, Nigeria on the 2nd of October in 1984. Theophilus later became known as Geoffy G â€“ the name he is known as now that he has started his career as a Music Artist. After a regular childhood with warm and fond memories of life and family in Nigeria, Geoffyâ€™s positive impression of the world was soon due to change as he made the migrant, language, culture and climate change through puberty in The Netherlands. The transition from adolescence to manhood was extremely hectic â€“ and the circumstances and experiences which sequentially unfolded in numerous dramatic and emotional events has scaffolded this young man into the apathetic, talented and inspiring musical artist he is today.
After high school graduation Geoffy moved back to Bergen. There he attempts further Study Rights for 6 months, but discontinued as he became disinterested in the course. Autonomously using his new found problem solving skills and with firm motivation, he moved away from Bergen NH again to Nijmegen to pursue serious study in Social Work. He feels at home very quick in Nijmegen. The Social Work study suits him perfectly, and he enjoys his time here. So comfortable, he even had spare time to work on his music.
In Nijmegen he meets Mosqio â€“ a band that plays a mixture of rock, funk, reggae and hip hop. They hit it of instantly and make plans to collaborate in a musical Endeavour. After a short time Geoffy became the front man for Mosqio. They play gigs through several states with highlights in 013 Tilburg and Doornroosje in Nijmegen. Later that year, Geoffy meets Firewoodz â€“ African rappers from Angola and Sera Leon. He also keeps in touch with his close friends from the rap group The Opposites and he then also joined them to record a remix version of their chart hit track â€˜Oew Oewâ€™. Thankfully this all happened near towards the end of his Social Work study, which allowed him to warm up Holland for Geoffy G.
After I complete my study I would like to concentrate once more on my music.
Maintain Yourself is only the beginning.
Maintain Yourself is the official debut mini album from Geoffy G which features the lead track of the same name. Geoffy G uses hip hop and reggae to tell his story about a boy who came from a small village in Nigeria to urban Holland, where he was having difficulties to maintain himself from the physical and verbal aggression of his peers and the local community. His stories are those of whose fists became his best friends, and who eventually got the revelation that his strength is developed in is lyrics. â€˜I found myself in time.â€™
Geoffy G pays homage to the influential artists who motivated him to maintain himself. Looking up to the artistic talent of Tupac, Geoffy G makes aggressive references in his hip hop tracks while the whispers of Bob Marley compliment Geoffy Gâ€™s more contemporary reggae tracks.
The music of Geoffy G is best described as diverse: â€˜I call it African Music influenced by many underlying elements of Holland. I am, and always will be an African, even now having lived over 17 years now in Holland. Maintain Yourself tells those listening a true and honest story of the person I was once, and the person I prefer to be now. It examines the raw struggle with my demons â€“ whom instead of letting it stand in the way, used them to push me down the appropriate path. â€¦That is the path of ONE LOVE.â€™