Northboi Biography: Age, Net Worth, & The Fallout With Wizkid

January 19, 2022

Northboi is a Nigerian record producer who is popularly known for producing Wizkid's Soco. A song that rose to become one of the top afrobeat hits in 2018.

Northboi biography
Ezra Onozutua aka Northboi

This article is about Northboi. It contains Northboi's biography, age, career, full name and everything else we know. 

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Northboi Profile

Full Name: Ezra Onozutua

Date of Birth: April 4th, 1993

Age: 26

State of Origin: Kogi State, Nigeria

Nationality: Nigerian

Education: Not Available

Occupation: Record Producer

Genres: Pop music, Afro pop music

Net Worth: $100,000

Who is Northboi?

Northboi, born Ezra Onozutua, on April 4th, 1993 in Northern Nigeria is a professional Nigerian record producer. He is famous for producing Soco, Wizkid's major hit in 2018. Also, he co-produced Beyonce's Keys to the Kingdom,' Off the Lion King: The Gift album that featured Mr. Eazi and Tiwa Savage.

His main producing genres are pop and afro-pop music and he has worked with other top profiles in the music industry including Davido, Mayorkun, Tiwa Savage, and Wizkid.

Ezra Onozutua aka Northboi is also known as Northboi the Oracle.

Early life

Ezra Onozutua (Northboi) is a young Nigerian from Northern Nigeria, Kogi State.

He was born and raised in Kano, Nigeria, where he grew up with his family before moving at the age of 12. He has since lived in places such as Jos, Abuja, Maiduguri, Bauchi, and Sokoto as well as a few other cities in Nigeria.

What is the Meaning of Northboi?

Ezra Onozutua goes by the stage name, Northboi. This stage name means - North boy. Northern boy. 

It is believed to have come from the fact that he has lived in different Northern parts of Nigeria.


Ezra Onozutua aka Northboi is believed to have started making music at the age of five even though we would say, 'discovering his passion for music' at five is closer to the truth.

It wasn't until his late teens that he completely accepted it as a career he wanted to pursue, professionally ventured into the music industry, and began his professional production in 2015 at the age of 22 after his first year in the university.

However, before Northboi began his professional production, he was said to have been drumming on tables in his class while his friends cheered him because they were always impressed.

One time, a friend revealed he could make beats with a software. He would doubt that for some time until his friend started making some with the software. 

His parents never supported the idea of going into the music industry at first. They just wanted him to get good grades.

However, in 2015, he had a misunderstanding with his father and so he moved to Lokoja, Kogi State, Nigeria, to live with his elder brother during holidays.

In 2016, he dropped out of school in his third year and moved to Lagos to professionally focus on his music production career.

He rented a studio in Ikeja from where he moved to a studio in Agungi, Lekki, and then Laokwe. 

Northboi has been doing great since then. He contributed to the competition 'Kill My Beat' organized by Frizzle and Nozzle Films in January 2018 where he came third and turned down the prize because he felt he produced better than the winner.

The story of his fame could be said to have begun after he privately reached out to Ceeza Milli on Social Media. They would later link up and then produce the record, 'Konfidential Love.'

Later, he produced the Soco music which he shared with Ceeza Milli through which it got to Wizkid. Wizkid loved the beat, linked up with him and Soco became a big hit in Nigeria and beyond in 2018.

Northboi biography

The duo has produced more hit records like Joro, Fever, and Gucci Snake.

Sadly, their relationship hit a low after he revealed Wizkid's reluctance to pay him for his beats in an interview. 

However, Northboi has worked with more top artists like Mayorkun, Davido, Tiwa Savage, and Beyonce.

In April 2020, Northboi released his debut album which had no vocals, only instrumentals, and he titled it 'Spirit Business.'

Northboi Discography


  1. Spirit business

  2. Runoff

  3. Production Discography

  4. Soco (song)|Soco - Wizkid

  5. Joro - Wizkid

  6. Fever - Wizkid

  7. Keys to the kingdom - Beyonce

  8. Achie - B Red feat. Davido

  9. Posh - Mayorkun

Northboi Awards And Nominations

Northboi has received the Nomination for 2019 producer of the year at the Soundcity MVP award festival.

Northboi Net Worth

Northboi's net worth is estimated at around $100,000.

Northboi Social Media

You can connect with Northboi on social media through:

Instagram:l - @northboitheoracle

Twitter - @NorthboiBeats

Facebook - NorthBoi Tha BeatOracle

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