Posted: February 8, 2015 in Countdown
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For those of you who don’t know, John Igbinovia is the man behind XTsamurai. Here are a few facts you may or may not know about the ”Aiye” singer. Enjoy! 


1. Born John Chukwuyem Eghosa Igbinovia in Lagos to an Edo Dad and a Delta mom.

2. He began playing the piano at the age of 15

3. John is a fan of several style of martial arts. (You dont want to mess with him)

4. He describes himself as being an introvert and a temporary extrovert

5. His first official video put on Youtube was ”Aiye”

6. He enjoys creative writting, walking and having a serious conversation

7. John likes tattoos as long as they are well thought out and not excessive. He has one on his left arm: a ying-yang, a bass clef and a cross which according to him is ”a combination of the things that shapes his life’s philosophies”

8. John is happily married and has 2 children. His wife is fondly called ”Shalom”.

9. In 2003, he recorded his first album with a group of friends, titled “The XTsamurai Project”

10. John never ceases to amaze us with his talents. He’s not only a gifted musician but is also a poet, an author and a public speaker.

11. His next single, ”A mighty army” is set to be released January 2015

12. He has performed alongside several artistes including Florocka, Buchi, Lara George, Olan, Ex-O, Eloho, Tinaye Mombeshora and many others.

13. John is a fan of Payable On Death (POD), Linkin Park and Skillet. He also admits he’s a great fan of these Naija rock bands: Threadstone, 1 Last Autograph and Nathmac.

14. He likes roasted yam

15. He can play atleast 4 instruments including the congas

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