BBNaija Groovy Mono Biography: Age, Net Worth, Songs, Height, Girlfriend, Instagram, Wikipedia, State Of Origin, Parents, Tribe

BBNaija Groovy Mono Biography: Age, Net Worth, Songs, Height, Girlfriend, Instagram, Wikipedia, State Of Origin, Parents, Tribe

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Henry Olisaemeka Orakwe (born 1995) is a Nigerian underground music artist, model, and fashion entrepreneur. He is popularly known by the nickname Groovy Mono.

He is currently one of the housemates, in the reality show Big Brother Naija Season 7 (Level Up Edition). He released his debut project, Groovy Hours The EP, in 2021.

Groovy Mono
Groovy Mono: History • Bio • Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Henry Olisaemeka Orakwe
Stage Name: Groovy Mono
Born: 1995 (age 28 years old)
Place of Birth: Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Anambra State
Nationality: Nigerian
Height: 1.98 m
Parents: Mr. and Mrs. Orakwe
Siblings: 3
Wife • Spouse: Not Married
Girlfriend • Partner: Beauty Etsanyi Tukura
Children: N/A
Occupation: Musician • Reality TV Personality
Net Worth: US$10,000-US$30,000

Early Life

BBNaija Groovy Mono was born in 1995 to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Orakwe. He was named Henry Olisaemeka Orakwe. His native name Olisaemeka means “God has done well.” He was born and bred in Lagos State. 

He belongs to the Igbo ethnic group and hails from the Southeast region. He is an indigene of Anambra State. 

BBNaija Groovy Mono is the first child of the Orakwe family and has three siblings – a younger brother and two twin younger sisters. He is from a religious household and was raised in the Christian faith. 


BBNaija Groovy Mono completed his elementary education at a leading private nursery and primary school in Lagos.  

He studied at St. Finbarr’s College in Yaba, Lagos, for his secondary school education. He graduated from the institution with good grades in his West African School Certificate Examination. 

BBNaija Groovy Mono is an alumnus of the University of Lagos


BBNaija Groovy Mono is a multi-talented creative. He discovered his singing talent when he was still in high school. He often created the covers of popular songs and performed them to the thrill of his classmates.

However, when he gained admission into the university, he decided to take his singing gift more seriously and began honing his songwriting skill. He also spent a good time fine-tuning his sound to stand out from other emerging singers. 

BBNaija Groovy Mono often competed in music competitions held in Lagos to foster his growth in the music industry. As an undergraduate, he was a known face in Unilag’s music community because he often performed at music shows and events held on campus. Before graduating from university, he recorded some singles that were loved by his fans. At that time, his fans were restricted to the student community. 

BBNaija Groovy Mono dropped his first official single, Groovy Zone, on the 7th of November, 2020. The song helped launch his music career and did good numbers locally. Groovy Zone introduced BBNaija Groovy Mono to more audiences, as it received airplay on some radio stations and recorded hundreds of streams weeks after its release. The song positioned him as an artist to watch out for from the Lagos underground music community.

Almost a year later, BBNaija Groovy Mono decided to take the music industry by storm, leading to the creation of a five-track project. The Groovy Hours EP was released on the 27th of October, 2021. Since its release, the song has received positive reviews from critics and has increased the popularity of BBNaija Groovy Mono in the music industry. The EP has recorded thousands of streams from music-loving fans. 

Toby Bada$$ produced all the songs on the project except Gang Signs. Screamralph produced Gang Signs. In the same manner, all the tracks were mixed and mastered by Toby Bada$$.

Passionate about the entertainment industry, BBNaija Groovy Mono dreamt of becoming a reality TV star. Thus, he auditioned for the seventh season of Big Brother Naija in 2022. Luckily for him, he was selected. 

On the 23rd of July 2022, he was unveiled as one of the 24 housemates of Big Brother Naija (Level Up Season).


  • Friends
  • XTCY
  • Love Me
  • Vibes
  • Gang Signs
  • Groovy Zone 

Social Media

Since he was announced as Big Brother Naija housemate, BBNaija Groovy Mono‘s followers on social media have increased astronomically and continue to grow daily. 

The reality TV star has over 71k followers on Instagram. 

  • Instagram handle: @groovymono
  • Twitter handle: @groovymonobb

Personal Life

BBNaija Groovy Mono is currently 28 years old. Besides music, he is also a thriving model. He began modeling as a teenager and has worked with several brands in Nigeria over the years. 

He is also an entrepreneur and runs a clothing store that sells male and female clothing. He has built a name for himself as one of the reliable fashion entrepreneurs in Lagos. 

Before going into Big Brother House, BBNaija Groovy Mono resided in Lekki, Lagos. He describes himself as a “Born Winner” and is known for being blunt. 

His childhood dream was to become a medical doctor. 

BBNaija Groovy Mono is single and has no child or girlfriend, but he is romantically linked to Beauty Etsanyi Tukura, a fellow housemate.

Net Worth

BBNaija Groovy Mono has been able to live a comfortable life in his clothing business and modeling career. 

BBNaija Groovy Mono‘s net worth is estimated to be US$10,000 to US$30,000.

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