Mr Real is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and producer who rose to fame with his hit single “Legbegbe” in 2017. He is one of the pioneers of the shaku shaku dance style and the leader of the Real Self Gang. In this article, we will explore his biography, early life, entertainment career, personal life and net worth.
We’d be seeing Mr Real’s biography, date of birth, age, early life, family, girlfriend, songs, albums, net worth, houses, cars, social media handles and more.
Full name: Okafor Uchenna Victor
Stage name: Mr Real
Date of birth: 8 September 1996
Age: 27 years
Occupation: Singer, songwriter
Record label: Sony Music Entertainment
Mr Real Biography and Early Life
Mr Real was born Okafor Uchenna Victor on September 8, 1996 in Lagos State, Nigeria. He hails from Anambra State in the southeastern part of the country. He grew up in a musical family, as his father was a guitarist and his mother was a singer. He attended St. John’s Primary School and Ojodu Grammar School in Lagos for his primary and secondary education respectively. He then proceeded to Federal Polytechnic Nekede in Owerri, Imo State, where he studied Business Administration.
Mr Real started his music career as a producer, working with artists like Sound Sultan, Terry G, Wande Coal and Oritse Femi. He also released some singles under the name Mr Real Love, such as “Antidote” and “Lamba”. However, he did not gain much recognition until he released “Legbegbe” in 2017, which became a viral sensation and a street anthem. The song featured Idowest, Obadice and Kelvin Chuks, and was inspired by the popular iPhone theft case involving Seun Egbegbe. The song also introduced the shaku shaku dance style to the mainstream, which Mr Real claimed to have created.
Following the success of “Legbegbe”, Mr Real signed a record deal with Sony Music Africa in 2018. He also released an EP titled The Street General, which featured songs like “Baba Fela”, “Onigbese” and “Lambalimolanba”. He collaborated with other artists like DJ Maphorisa, Niniola, Zlatan and Phyno on various projects. He also performed at several shows and events across Nigeria and abroad, such as the Big Brother Naija finale, One Africa Music Fest and Coke Studio Africa.
Mr Real is a married man and a father of two children. He is very private about his personal life and does not reveal much about his wife or kids. He is a devout Christian and attends the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He is also a philanthropist who supports various causes and initiatives, such as the Lagos Food Bank, the End SARS movement and the COVID-19 relief fund.
Mr Real is estimated to have a net worth of about $500,000 as of 2023. He makes his money from his music sales, streaming platforms, shows, endorsements and other ventures.