Prince Dr Chijioke Mbanefo Biography

Prince Dr Chijioke Mbanefo Biography

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Prince Dr. Chijioke Mbanefo, often referred to as the King of Highlife Music, is a Nigerian highlife musician from Atani in Ogbaru Local Government of Anambra State.  

Prince Chijioke Mbanefo was born in Onitsha on 10th October 1983 into the Royal Family of Umuoniha, of Abilibaose Village, Atani in Ogbaru Local Government Area of Anambra State.


Chijioke Mbanefo is the KING OF HIGHLIFE MUSIC in today's eastern part of Nigeria. He proclaimed himself 'King of Music' not quite long after the death of Late Osita Osadebe, whom many regarded as the father of Highlife Music in Nigeria. 

He is Happily married to his wife Mrs Ngozi Francisca Mbanefo, a leading gospel singer and chorister in popular Nigerian church; Mountain of Fire Ministeries. It is safe to say that the music gene runs in the family as the union produced His first son, Prince Ebuka, a fast rising highlife musician with his first album soon to be released.

Dr. Prince is blesssed with 7 illustrious children; 4 sons and 3 daughters. Dr. Prince Chijioke did his primary education in his hometown Atani before moving over to Nnewi where he did his secondary schooling. An accomplished academic guru, Dr. Prince Chijioke made all distinctions in his scholarly results. Due to his family's financial constraints, he left to Lagos where he learnt a trade. He was awarded a honorary doctorate degree by the Institution of Chartered Economics, Kaduna in 2016 .

Prince Dr Chijioke Mbanefo

Chijioke Nwa Mbanefo

Birth Name Chijioke Mbanefo

Also known as 

Eze-egwu, King of Highlife Music


10th October 1983 (Age 39)


Atani, Ogbaru, Nigeria.
Genres Igbo Highlife
Years Active  1999 - 2022
Occupation (s) singer, songwriter, record producer

Total Albums

 Over 50 sold
Associate (s) Otigba Nwa Muddy Ibeh,  Onye Ozi south, Onyeoma Tochukwu (2021), Aku Pj Classic.
Crises  Onyenze vs Chijioke 

King of Highlife Music, 

Authenticity Unverified
Spouse (s) Mrs Ngozi Francisca Mbanefo


7 children; 4 sons and 3 daughters.


Dr.Prince Chijioke Mbanefo bagged an honorary doctorate degree in 2016.
Dr. Prince Chijioke was given an award of excellence in 2013, with the title King of Highlife.

Internationally, Dr. Prince Chijioke is widely accepted and has performed in various countries.
Dr. Prince Chijioke has toured countries like, Japan,Malaysia, South Africa, Dubai UAE, Ghana, Senegal,Ivory Coast, Benin Republic etc.

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  • Michael Egwu
    February 21, 2022

    Nice one

  • Michael Egwu
    February 21, 2022

    Nice one

  • Michael Egwu
    February 21, 2022

    Nice one

  • Jorenisha Ferrand
    February 21, 2022

    Who made him the king of Highlife Music please?

  • Anthony Okoli. C
    February 21, 2022

    He's the King of highlife music, he was crown 👑 the king of highlife music in my hometown igboukwu in 2016 and I was there live, at National yam house igboukwu. And he received an award in Ghana as king 👑 of highlife music in Africa in Accra Ghana, I was there too in 2018. Chijioke mbanefo bu eze egwu,

  • Mr James I
    March 08, 2022

    Chijoke mbanefo king is the king of highlife music in Nigeria, I love listening to his music

  • Obama-Naija
    June 06, 2022

    Ọsadebe is not the king of highlife, Peacock Band International has been doing highlife before Ọsadebe...

  • Ronnie Ray
    October 29, 2023

    Thank you for sharing this details. I am glad to know about him. Connect with to relax mind & body.

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