Nmezi Chukwuneye Emmanuel Peter (born oct 10, 1991) better known by his stage name SMILLING is a Nigerian Afro/Hip-hop recording artist, record producer, photomodel and entrepreneur. The Owerri City raised artist is also an entrepreneur through his company, Smilling -a talent management, media marketing and brand consulting company.
His musical career began in 2007 with his debut OBI-wu-Akpa which received good airplay in Nigeria. At the age of 17, he met KCEE (@iam_kcee) through Star Quest talent reality show, who supported him to stay in Lagos city. He later moved to Lagos in 2011 to pursue his music career and education.
In 2012, as a rapper, he was among the 32 finalists of I’ve Got Talent, a talent hunt reality television show organized by popular Nkiru Sylvanus ( @nkirusylvanus) through Face of Hope Organization, which was aired nation wide and globally for a 7 Million naira winners’ prize through voting.
SMILLING released an EP album OBI-WU-AKPA (2012) . His OBI-WU-AKPA single received massive success on Naijaloaded, a Nigerian music website, with a Lagos City tour , made him even more known with an expanded fan base.Since then he has not relented effort in his career which he so much cherished. This time he has come up with another bang to thrill his fans.