Doug Kazé Biography, Family, Music Career, Awards Won, Top Songs & Albums

Doug Kazé Biography, Real Age, Wife, Family, Net Worth, Music Career, Achievements & Awards Won

Doug Kazé Biography

Doug Kazé, Afrofolk/Afrosoul singer-songwriter and a University lecturer, who was born and raised in the city of Jos, North Central Nigerian (otherwise known as the Middle Belt), where he grew up exploring songwriting in different genres. His early interest for music was mainly hip-hop and R&B when he was a teenager in the 1990s.

After a journey across genres, Doug founded and worked with the Jos-based rock band, Trybe of the Sealed, for about ten (10) years. During these years, Doug Kazé focused more on writing and performing songs in the rock genre, while also exploring fusion possibilities with sounds from his indigenous Plateau and Northern Nigerian sounds.

It was however when he left Nigeria for South Africa for his doctoral studies at Rhodes University that he began to return to all the genres he had explored in his musical journey and began to be intentional about his current folk/soul sounds. His present sound is influenced by artists like Tracy Chapman, Ali Farka Touré, Boubacar Traore, Daps, Ibro Dan Yohanna, among others.

In 2014, working with Victor Bala, he released his debut self-titled album Doug Kazé”, followed by Paradigm Shift which was released in 2016 (as his sophomore album), which went on to win the 2017 album of the year at the JOGAMA Awards. His third album BRAVE was recorded and released during the Covid-19 lockdown back in 2020. He worked with the producer Tapshak Raymond on this project. Balcony, a single also produced by Tapshak and mastered by Tim Lengfeld in South Africa back in 2022, and Liatu is his most recent single, and according to Doug the song was inspired by Leah Sharibu’s story (one of the Dapchi Schoolgirl that was abducted 5years ago and still remain in captivity).

Doug Kazé Family:

Doug Kazé is happily married to Dorcas Douglas Kazé and their union blessed with two boys.

Doug Kazé Albums:

  1. Doug Kazé (2014)
  2. Paradigm Shift (2016)
  3. Brave (2020)

Doug Kazé Top Songs:

  1. Brave
  2. Liatu
  3. Tabita
  4. Balcony
  5. Haza
  6. Butterfly (feat. AmarQah)

Doug Kazé Awards Won:

  1. 2017 Album of The Year (Paradigm Shift) – JOGAMA Awards

Doug Kazé Achievements:

Doug Kazé aside being a University Lecturer, has over the years been working underground alongside other talented singers-songwriters in the quest of putting out great content to music lovers globally with keen interest on their choice of words to make lyrics for their songs.

Also, Doug Kazé is a co-founder of the trio boy-band “Soul, Folk & Chill” which consist of Doug Kazé, Eric LiMani and Agbutun (ex Nigerian Idol Contestant) and they host an annual concert to thrill their fans with great quality Live Music Performances.

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