Waconzy Biography: Age, Wife, Children & Net Worth

Waconzy – Too Much Money

Stage Name: Waconzy
Real Name: Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu
Occupation: Musician
Date Of Birth/Age: 10th August, 1983 (41 years old)
State of Origin: Port Harcourt
Gender: Male
Nationality: Nigerian
Marital Status: Not Married
Education: Federal University of Technology Owerri
Known for: Too Much Money

Early Years

Waconzy, originally named Obinna Kelvin Anyanwu, was born on August 10, 1983, in the city of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. Both his father and mother hail from the same city.


Raised and brought up in Port Harcourt, Waconzy completed his primary and secondary education in the city. It was during his high school days in 1998 that he first started music, recording his first single. This early entry showed that he had the talent that would later make him a star.

In 2000, Obinna Kelvin gained admission to the prestigious Federal University of Technology Owerri. And, in 2005, he proudly graduated with a Bachelor of Technology degree in project management. In the year 2006, he completed his National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) training.

Eager to expand his horizons, Kelvin crossed the Atlantic to the United States, joining the Project Management Institute. His commitment and dedication led to him earning certification as a Project Management Professional (PMP). Armed with newfound knowledge and skills, he returned to Nigeria in 2008, laying the foundation for his entrepreneurial venture, Dv8 Media.

Musical Genesis

In 2008, Waconzy’s musical journey took flight with the release of the single that would define his early career – “I Celebrate.” The accompanying music video, directed by Clarence Peters of CAPital Dream Pictures in Lagos, Nigeria, showcased Kelvin’s artistic side.

The collaboration with Duncan Mighty for the remix of “I Celebrate” in 2011 further made Waconzy’s presence solid in the industry. Following this success, 2010 saw the release of his debut album, aptly titled “I Celebrate.” This album featured hit singles such as “Too Much Money,” “Wedding Day,” and the eponymous “I Celebrate,” all of which contributed to his rising popularity.

Evolution and Global Recognition

Building on the success of his debut, Waconzy continued to make waves with the release of his second album, “Money Back Guarantee,” in 2013. This album featured notable tracks like “Amosu,” “Club on Fire,” and “Sweet Like Tombo.” The diversity in his musical offerings showcased Waconzy’s ability to evolve as an artist.

The year 2015 witnessed the release of the “Waconzy Greatest Hits” compilation album, highlighting the artist’s musical journey with tracks like “Na God,” “Balling like Waconzy (Ekpoh),” and “Ogbono.” Waconzy’s discography not only entertained but also reflected his growth and versatility as a musician.


Waconzy’s story extends beyond music; he is also into philanthropy. The artist has a compassionate spirit and founded both Dv8 Media and the Waconzy Foundation. His dedication to making a positive impact on society can be seen in initiatives like feeding over a thousand underprivileged individuals and launching the “Waconzy versus Malaria Zero Tolerance” campaign, that caters to social welfare.

World Tours and Notable Performances

Kelvin’s influence reached beyond the borders of Nigeria, as evidenced by his participation in the Hottest Naija Boy Alive Tour (Europe Tour) in 2014, where he was spotted alongside Sean Combs. His presence at notable events like the MTN Power of Ten Concert (2011), Calabar Carnival (2013), Caribbean African American Awards (2013), MTN Loud in Naija Tour (2013), and Hennessey Artistry Tour (2013) solidified his standing as a dynamic performer with global appeal.

Accolades and Recognition

Waconzy’s contributions to the music industry have not gone unnoticed. Over the years, he has received numerous awards and nominations, ranging from Glitz Awards in 2009 to the Blue Print Awards in 2013. Notably, his humanitarian efforts were acknowledged at the 6th Annual World Music and Independent Film Festival in Hollywood in 2013, where he received an award for his dedication to the fight against malaria in Africa through the “Waconzy Versus Malaria Zero Tolerance” campaign.

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Wife and Kids

He is single and has no kids.

Net Worth 

Waconzy’s net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million, making him one of the richest songwriters from Nigeria. You can find him on Instagram.