Princewell Emmanuel professionally known as Alpha P is a Nigerian rapper, singer and songwriter born on 26th February, 2002 in Edo State capital, Benin City.
He had both his primary and secondary school education in Benin, Edo state before proceeding to University Of Benin where he studied to his second year level.
The rapper who is the fourth child in a family of seven is currently completing his tertiary education in University Of Lagos after relocating to the state in 2017.
With the help of his parents, Alpha P kicked off his career in music at the age of just four, he first started as a rapper in his local church and during this time the young talented Alpha P developed his confidence in music.
Alpha P meet Rema who was also born and raised in Benin while their were both members of their church choir, the two formed a music group called “RNA” and emerged winners at Dream Alive with Pikolo Season 2 in 2016.
At 15, Alpha P moved to Lagos to join his friends who had called on to him, it was there that he got discovered by his manger who later sent his music to UMG and subsequently got signed to the label.
According to the young rapper, he draws inspiration from the likes of J. Cole, Kendrick Lamar, PartyNextDoor, Canadian heavyweight, Drake and Nigerian superstar Wizkid.
He released his first body of work, a 5-tracks Extended Play project titled “King Of Wolves” on Nov 15th 2019 under Universal Music Group. his most notable single “Paloma” has gained millions of streams on all music streaming platforms and still counting.
His steady rise to the mainstream is not surprising as the 18-year old youngstar sure boast an impressive catalog, he has worked with the like of Davido, DJ Tunez and South African rapper, Tellaman who featured him on his song “Cross My Heart“.
His most recent release, a single he titled “Quarantine” dropped on September 16th 2020, the exceptional track produced by BlaiseBeatz tells the story of sickness stricken girl loved so much by her boyfriend who would risk his life to spend those final moments with her.
His notable works so far includes;
- Slow Whine
- Fada Fada
- Number One
- Other Side
- Filthy (feat. Suntonio Bandanaz, Julie-C, Kasi)
King Of Wolves (EP)
- Sign Out
Award And Nominations
Alpha P is one of the many upcoming Afro-Pop artistes currently gaining ground in the industry, his sound has been linked to that of Rema.
He works so far has been recognised by top industry leading acts the likes of Davido, Tiwa Savage and even Nigerian American singer, Rotimi, however as at the time of writing this article the Benin born wavemaker is yet to get honored by any awarding institution for his craft.