LeriQ Biography, Age, Net Worth, Songs, Record Label, Girlfriend, Wife, Wiki

LeriQ Biography: Age, Net Worth, Songs, Record Label, Girlfriend, Wife, Wiki

January 31, 2021 0 Posted By Blessing Buchi


Eric Isaac Utere formally addressed as LeriQ is an award-winning Nigerian record producer and songwriter.

He is based in Lagos, Nigeria. Leriq came to the limelight after he produced the hit single, Like To Party sang by Afrobeats star, Burna Boy.

He is currently signed to Spaceship Records; a record label founded by Burna Boy which also houses Buju a.k.a Bujutoyourears.

LeriQ: History, Bio, Photo
Wiki Facts & About Data
Full Name: Eric Isaac Utere
Stage Name: LeriQ
Born: 23 February 1991 (age 33 years old)
Birth Place: Lagos State
State Of Origin: Akwa Ibom State
Nationality: Nigerian
Girlfriend • Wife: Michelle Ellah
Occupation: Producer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $500,000-$700,000

Early Life

LeriQ was born to the family of Mr. and Mrs. Utere in 1991. He hails from Akwa Ibom State.

He is the first child of the family and has five siblings (brothers). He comes from a very artistic family. His dad is a renowned stage designer and artist.

One of his brothers, Eddie is a Cinematographer. While his brothers, Rave and Ray are professional dancers. He is the elder brother of popular commercial model and Instagram Influencer, Newton Utere.


LeriQ obtained his First School Leaving Certificate and West African School Certificate from good schools in Port Harcourt.

He bagged a degree from one of the leading universities in Nigeria.


LeriQ started producing music beats at the young age of 13. As he grew older, he mastered his craft and became one of the best recording producers in the industry.

He came to the limelight in 2012 after producing Burna Boy‘s hit single, Like To Party. He is also credited for producing Burna‘s debut album L.I.F.E (Leaving an Impact For Eternity). The album was released in 2013.

The genres of music that LeriQ produces beats for include R&B, Pop, Hip-hop, Afro-pop, Afrobeats.

In July 2015, LeriQ achieved a milestone in his career by signing a deal with Sony Music West Africa.

The music maestro released a producer’s album in 2015. The album saw collaboration from A-list artists such as Burna Boy, Dammy Krane, Illbliss, Cassper Nyovest, 2Baba, Wande Coal, Timaya, and Seyi Shay.

He and Burna Boy collaborated together on an EP titled Redemption. The project was released in September 2016.

He is currently signed to Spaceship Records which is owned by Burna Boy.


  • Like To Party
  • Tonight
  • Way Too Big
  • Monsters You Made
  • Pree Me
  • Run My Race
  • Boshe Nlo
  • No Fit Vex
  • Mary Jane
  • Always Love
  • Wish List
  • Turn Up

Awards and Nominations

  • In 2013, he was nominated for the Producer Of The Year category at the Headies Award.
  • In 2015, he received another nomination at the Headies Award for the single, Say You Love Me, featuring Wizkid.
  • He was nominated for the 2020 AFRIMMA Music Producer Of The Year.
  • He went home with the Producer Of The Year Award at the 2020 Galaxy Music Awards.
  • In 2020, he was nominated for the Best Global Music category for the Grammy Award. This nomination came because of his collaboration with Burna Boy on his album, Twice As Tall.

Social Media

LeriQ has over 62.9k followers on Instagram.

His official IG page is @leriq

Personal Life

LeriQ is 33 years old. His partner and wife are Michelle Ellah. She is an entrepreneur and the founder of the fashion brand – The Keeper Of The Wardrobe.

The couple has a child together. Their son’s name is Caleb. He celebrated his seventh birthday on the 11th of April 2020.

Leriq resides in Lagos City with his partner and son.

He is one of the highest-paid producers in Africa.

Net Worth

The creative Nigerian record producer, LeriQ has an estimated net worth of $500,000-$700,000.

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