[Biography] Prince Dr Chijioke Mbanefo Biography(Age, family, Career Lifetime , etc.)

Prince Dr Chijioke Mbanefo Biography

Prince Dr. Chijioke Mbanefo, often referred to as the King of Highlife Music, is a Nigerian highlife musician from Atani in Ogbaru Local Government of Anambra State.

Prince Chijioke Mbanefo was born in Onitsha on 10th October 1983 into the Royal Family of Umuoniha, of Abilibaose Village, Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.


Chijioke Mbanefo is the KING OF HIGHLIFE MUSIC in today’s eastern part of Nigeria. He proclaimed himself ‘King of Music’ not quite long after the death of Late Osita Osadebe, whom many regarded as the father of Highlife Music in Nigeria.

He is Happily married to his wife Mrs Ngozi Francisca Mbanefo, a leading gospel singer and chorister in popular Nigerian church; Mountain of Fire Ministeries. It is safe to say that the music gene runs in the family as the union produced His first son, Prince Ebuka, a fast rising highlife musician with his first album soon to be released.

Dr. Prince is blesssed with 7 illustrious children; 4 sons and 3 daughters. Dr. Prince Chijioke did his primary education in his hometown Atani before moving over to Nnewi where he did his secondary schooling. An accomplished academic guru, Dr. Prince Chijioke made all distinctions in his scholarly results. Due to his family’s financial constraints, he left to Lagos where he learnt a trade. He was awarded a honorary doctorate degree by the Institution of Chartered Economics, Kaduna in 2016 .

Prince Dr Chijioke Mbanefo

Chijioke Nwa Mbanefo

Birth Name Chijioke Mbanefo
Also known as Eze-egwu, King of Highlife Music
Born 10th October 1983 (Age 39)
Origin Atani, Ogbaru, Nigeria.
Genres Igbo Highlife
Years Active 1999 – 2022
Occupation (s) singer, songwriter, record producer
Total Albums  Over 50 sold
Associate (s) Otigba Nwa Muddy Ibeh,  Onye Ozi south, Onyeoma Tochukwu (2021), Aku Pj Classic.
Crises Onyenze vs Chijioke
Awards King of Highlife Music,
Authenticity Unverified
Spouse (s) Mrs Ngozi Francisca Mbanefo

Children 7 children; 4 sons and 3 daughters.


Dr.Prince Chijioke Mbanefo bagged an honorary doctorate degree in 2016.
Dr. Prince Chijioke was given an award of excellence in 2013, with the title King of Highlife.

Internationally, Dr. Prince Chijioke is widely accepted and has performed in various countries.
Dr. Prince Chijioke has toured countries like, Japan,Malaysia, South Africa, Dubai UAE, Ghana, Senegal,Ivory Coast, Benin Republic etc.

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