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Jeremiah Chukwuebuka Ani (born in 1999), also known as Jeriq, is a Nigerian hip-hop musician who raps in English and the Igbo language. He released an EP in 2020 and then a successful album, Billion Dollar Dream, in 2022, and has collaborated across Nigeria's Igbo/Yoruba divide and internationally with musicians from Ghana.


Jeriq grew up in Nkpor, Anambra State.[1][2] He attended secondary school at the College of the Immaculate Conception in Enugu State[3] and later attended Enugu State University of Technology (ESUT).[1]

Jeriq started recording music, including his debut single "Iyoo", at a studio in Onitsha when he was 15.[1][3] In 2020 he released "No More Nleka", with support from fellow Igbo rapper Zoro, then released a six-track EP, "Hood Boy Dreams",[2][4] which led to him being signed by KOD Music Group.[1][3][5] With another Igbo rapper,[6] Phyno, Jeriq then released a remix of "Remember", a track from the EP.[1][3]

In 2021, he collaborated with Yoruba rapper Dremo on an EP, "Ea$t N We$t".⁣[2][7] In December 2021, he contributed to DJ Neptune's "Cash", alongside Ghana-based Kofi Jamar, featured on stage in concerts at ESUT, UNN and Uniport,[8] and became a brand ambassador for cryptocurrency business PassyXchange.[9]

In May 2022, He released his debut album, Billion Dollar Dream,[10] which topped Nigeria's Apple Music charts.[11][2][12] The album's production team included Dr Jayswaarg, Insane Chips, Soo Flashy, Bada$$, Xtraordinaire, and Enaps[2] and had inputs from Flavour, Psycho YP, Alpha P, Kofi Jamar, DJ Neptune and Dremo.[2][12]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 (2021-04-03). "Jeriq is making Waves as a Rapper in Eastern Nigeria – Here's his Inspirational Story". BellaNaija. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 "Spotlight Monday: Jeriq". The49thStreet. 2022-05-30. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 "Jeriq and Phyno Combine On Visuals For 'Remember' (Remix)". NotjustOk. 2020-11-20. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  4. "Jeriq – "Hood Boy Dreams" (HBD) (The EP) « tooXclusive". 2021-04-30. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  5. "Jeriq finally off the streets, signs to KODmusic group". Vanguard News. 2020-11-10. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  6. "SPOTLIGHT: Igbo rapper JeriQ is out to join hip-hop A-listers". TheCable Lifestyle. 2022-08-17. Retrieved 2022-08-21.
  7. Alake, Motolani (2021-04-25). "Dremo and Jeriq shine in their pure form on 'Ea$t N We$t' [Pulse EP Review]". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  8. Mix, Pulse (2021-12-07). "Jeriq shuts down ESUT, UNN, UNIPORT for his Trap Outside tour with Dremo, Psycho YP, Quincy". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  9. "Paschal Offor welcomes Jeriqthehussla to the PassyXchange family asHe sign million naira deals". Modern Ghana. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  10. "Jeriq soars with Afro-Trap in Billion Dollar Dream". The Guardian Nigeria News - Nigeria and World News. 2022-05-28. Retrieved 2022-07-27.
  11. Rapheal (2022-07-16). "Jeriq soars with Billion Dollar Dream". The Sun Nigeria. Retrieved 2022-07-26.
  12. 12.0 12.1 "Jeriq tops Apple music chart with 'Billion Dollar Dream'". Vanguard News. 2022-07-05. Retrieved 2022-07-27.

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