Catch Fire

1997 –


Who is Catch Fire?

Early Life Time

Prince Onyi Okparuba (born 30 March 1997) Better known by his stage name “Catch Fire Ubb”. And simply called Catch Fire is a Nigerian Rapper, singer, song writer and record producer.

Started in 2012 and is renouned for rapping in Igbo, Hausa, Pidgin, Yoruba and English Language. His first debut studio songs are; “Onyenekwu” released in 2019. Supported by 5 singles Ep “O Por, Sugar Cane and Sunshine in 2021.

Catch fire have a music connection with “Chriz young, Lykmolee, Niliflash and Buzzy mouth (commedian)

Background Info

Birth Name: Prince Onyi Okparuba

Born: 30 March 1997 (age 24)

State: Anambra State, Nigeria.

Genres: Igbo Rapper, Hip Hop, Reggae and Afrobeats

Occupation(s): Rapper singer . Song writer. Record producer

Year Active: 2012 – present

Label: Hesting Records

Associated act: Popzee Jnr, Super Boy, Niliflash, SwankyLIFE.

Music Career

A native of Anambra State, Prince Onyedikachi Okparuba was born and raised in Plateau State. By his parents together with his siblings; Chidozie Noble Okparuba, Chidiebere David Okparuba and Oluchukwu Miracle Okparuba.

His artistic talent and song o’por soon made him household names in langtang north. He attended St. Peters primary and secondary school and left in Sss1 to continue his secondary education in “Government Science and Technical College (Butechs) Bukuru, Jos”.

But later left in Sss3 second term and completed his o’level education in “Lyancit Community Secondary School Ndem Langtang North” His stage name was somehow given to him by one of his secondary school class mate (Shedrack AKA Flowki; Gas pack) after fighting with a senior student.

Catch Fire developed an interest for music during his secondary school days, he love free styling “Phyno” music: O’set Oringo and ghost mode…. Word by words, he sings dem during the school graduation party or any event organized by the school. He initially wanted to become an Engineer but was told he could do Fine and Applied Art.

He study Physical and Health Education (PHE) in College of Education Gindiri, Mangu, Plateau State. Where he started profiting from music during his second year (NCE 2). Catch Fire in relationship with fellow homebased artistes told “Niliflash” that “Phyno” is one of his Musical Artist he looks up to.

Catch Fire began recording his studio Ep O’por (Carry) it was recorded in Igbo, Pidgin, Hausa, Yoruba and English in 2019, which was publish in 2021. He released it followed by “Sugar Cane and Sunshine x (Swanky-assisted). O’por was uploaded on the internet by ValidVibes on July 2021.

Catch Fire has performed in so many shows and graduation party as a guess with an attendance of over a thousand people.

Personal Lifestyle

In 2016 Catch Fire dated his first ex- girlfriend “Rupcit Lamtur” but broke up and later dated “Sandra Joshua”, “Happiness Dindam” and we’re unfortunate too. Now he is currently dating “Precious Nannyi”.

Catch fire Best Colours are: Red, Black, Yellow, White and Blue.

History also stated that Catch Fire was an Ex – Choir Member of Grace of God Mission int’l Langtang Divisional Head Quarter, a Vocal singer in the church.

He once heard a singing partner: “Nanleep” which haven to be in the same choir with Catch Fire, they started music preparations in 2011 but later separated in 2016 after when Catch Fire decide to sing Circular music and Nanleep decide to sing Gospel music.

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Mar 30, 1997
Langtang North of Plateau State
Also known as
  • Catch Fire Ubb
  • Mr Emmanuel Okparuba
  • Chidozie Noble Okparuba
  • Christian
  • Igbo
Lived in
  • Langtang North

Submitted by ValidVibes
on August 27, 2021

Modified by ValidVibes
on August 27, 2021


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