COUNTRY OF ORIGIN : TANZANIA
GENRE : HIP-HOP
Emmanuel Mkono best known by the stage name Nahreel is a renown Tanzanian music producer.
He’s also a rapper and entrepreneur.He is the founder and current CEO of The industry and was a co-founder and member of the music group Pah One and the kilimanjaro nominated group Navy Kenzo.
He is credited as a key figure in the popularization of English rap in Tanzania, which is a Swahili speaking nation.
He has won directly or indirectly (through artists he’s produced) many accolades including Kili Awards. In 2014 and 2015 he was nominated as Best Producer at the Kilimanjaro awards. He is also working with artists like Joh makini, AKA, Diamond plantinumz and Mr flavor on songs to be released in 2015.
He has produced albums for and overseen the careers of many bongo flava rappers including Joh Makini, Nikki wa pili, Izzo Biznes, Pah One, G nako, Nakaaya, Roma and Shrekeezy.
In 2015 he has produced songs that included Zigo by AY, Nobody But Me by Vanessa Mdee ft K.O, Nusu Nusu by Joh Makini and Mfalme by Mwana FA ft G Nakko.
As a versatile producer and musician, Nahreel has been influenced by Dr. Dre, Swizz Beatz & Pah One.
Nahreel acquired an interest for music at the age of fourteen and luckily his father supported it by buying him a piano.
He officially began his career in music as an assistant music producer at Kama Kawa records in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. After working there for a period of two years, he left for India to pursue further studies. While in India, he still caused ripples at home. In 2009, his Riz One instrumental for Izzo Bizness (released under MJ Records) led the rapper Izzo Bizness became one of the best-selling Tanzanian releases. While still in India, a demand for his instrumentals grew and so did his popularity at home. In 2011, he finally completed his education and came back to Tanzania, where he embarked on producing songs and later joined his friends to form the music group Pah One.
He studied in India’s Punjab College.
He loves to play basketball and video games also cooking for his lady. He’s also a very awful dancer.