El Mafrex Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

El Mafrex – Gospel Artist

Stage Name: El Mafrex
Real Name: Mfreke Obong Ibanga
Occupation: Gospel Artist 
Date Of Birth/Age: 14th May, 1984 (39 years old)
Place of Birth: Nigeria
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: N/A
Education: Edinburgh Napier University
Known for: Rhythm in the Air

Early Life

El Mafrex, originally named Mfreke Obong Ibanga, was born on May 14, 1984, in Nigeria. He grew up in Nigeria and went to the Nigerian Military School in Zaria, Kaduna State. Later, he studied physics with a focus on electronics at the University of Uyo in Akwa Ibom State, earning his bachelor’s degree in 2006. Wanting to explore more, he went to Edinburgh Napier University, where he completed a master’s degree in information systems development in 2010.

The Musical Journey Begins

El Mafrex started his music journey in 2001 by creating a boy band called M.O.D. (Men of Destiny), where he was the lead singer. The group gained popularity as they toured and performed across Nigeria. Over time, the project evolved into a family-oriented one, leading to the creation of the Destiny Kids and MOD dancers.

While studying at the University of Uyo, El Mafrex formed another boy band called Da Grooves, entertaining audiences through campus gigs and performances in the surrounding areas.

Solo Aspirations and Recognition

In 2004, El Mafrex decided to go solo, calling it the “el MAFREX” project. His talent was quickly recognized when he was named Artiste of the Year by the Student Union Government of the University of Uyo in 2005. His songs “Rhythm in the Air” and “Esio Mkpo” became popular on Nigerian radio and television, with “Rhythm in the Air” being crowned “Song of the Month” on Cosmo FM Enugu.

El Mafrex Biography
El Mafrex


Breakthrough and Milestones

El Mafrex’s breakthrough continued to grow. In 2012, he received consecutive nominations for Best Gospel Act at the MOBO Awards for 2012 and 2013. He won two awards at the 2012 Scottish New Music Awards, making history as the first black man to win at the SNMA.

His song “Jehovah,” a collaboration with the Christian rock band Royal Foundlings, gained over 500,000 views on YouTube in its first five months. His song “That Man from Galilee” debuted at number 49 on the iTunes UK Chart for Gospel, accumulating over a million YouTube views in its first six months.

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Crossing Borders and Business Ventures

El Mafrex expanded his talents to Edinburgh, Scotland, becoming an urban gospel singer-songwriter. Besides music, he ventured into entrepreneurship, planning to launch his designer eyeglasses line named “3:16” after the Bible verse John 3:16.

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Wife and Kids

Based on our information, El is currently not in a relationship and has not been engaged in the past. Regarding his relationship history, there are no records available. If you have any information, you can contribute to building El Mafrex’s dating records.

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Net Worth

El Mafrex is considered one of the wealthiest singers from the United Kingdom. Based on our analysis and information from sources like Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, El Mafrex’s net worth is estimated to be $1000,000. You can connect with him on social media.