The history of Reggae in Nigeria isn’t complete without the mentions of early hit makers and pioneers like Rymzo, Majek Fashek , blessed memory Isaac Black , Victor Essiet (The Mandators) and hundreds of others.
Churchill Sosa De Gusto popularly known by his stage name Rymzo, born in the early 70s in Lagos State, Nigeria.
Rymzo had been featured by most Nigerian mainstream artistes, crediting him for their successful recordings and studio arrangements. His songs were aired continuously on popular platforms like Channel O, Trace Urban, MTV and many more.
In the 90’s, his song resulted one of most played Nigeria reggae songs in most European countries compared to other reggae artistes in Nigeria, though they all became famous in United states, Canada and France. Popular show promoters in Jamaica, Europe and Africa, had a successful bookings with Rymzo‘s managements due to his stage performances. Similar Jamaican reggae singers are the likes of Sizzla and Anthony B precisely.
His debut album entitled “Take Mediocre Off The Stage” was released in 2005, with a hit single “Rock n Roll” to become nationwide chart buster in 2004, anticipated prior the official album release.
In 2006, he released a second album “Mysterious“. As a renowned producer, Rymzo has worked in so many musical projects, radio commercials for individuals,companies, media station IDs and has also worked in collaboration as a producer with several top Nigerian music artistes, such as Tunde and Wunmi Obe, Segun Obe, Kefee, Goldie, Sunny Neji, Muma Gee, Sammy Okposo, Charly Boy, Sound Sultan, Lady D, Orits Wiliki, Ras Kimono, Felix Duke, Oritshe Femi, Da grin, Ruggedman, Nomoreloss, Mr Kool, 2face Idibia, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Freestyle, Da tribe, Francis Goldman, Modele.
Rymzo toured with his 8-man band ( The 12 tribes) , he has also shared stage with artistes like Steel Pulse, Anthony B, Capleton, 2face Idibia, P Square, Morgan Heritage, Victor Essiet(The Mandators), Majek Fashek, General Levy, Alpha Blondy, Maxi Priest, and Shaggy.
In February 23rd 2018, Obaland academy committee decided to honour Rymzo with a monarch honour, under the international category of “Obaland Royal Awards” for Best African acoustic reggae singer 2018 (Honor)