Nwigwe Somtochukwu Christopher, popularly known by his stage name “Sommilet” ( Sommy) is a Nigerian born singer whose music style can be best described as alternative or Afro-fusion.
He is an incredible lyricist; with his smooth silky voice he is able to capture the attention of any listener.
He grew up listening to a lot of songs as a child, when growing up he had the privilege of his dad buying him all the latest new releases, from gospel to secular music. Sommilet sings at his local church choir and was choir master in the children’s session.
After finishing high school, he became more interested in pursuing
perusing a career in music, as he began to listen to artists such as Chris Brown, Bruno Mars, Drake, Justin Timberlake and many others.
In his words "I became obsessed with their music but wasn't really that interested in making music or singing like them as I felt their vocal abilities were just studio manipulations. I had this mentality until, 2014 when I watched a live performance of 'mirror' by Justin Timberlake and was so marveled, I said to myself, these vocals aren't really studio manipulations, this is real. So after then I began to sing ".
In 2017 he began to making live video covers of popular songs by his favorite celebrities. One of his greatest influences was Chris Brown. In his words “I became obsessed with Chris Brown's music and every other thing I knew about him and wanted to be all he is, singer, rapper, dancer and actor".
The more songs he covered, the more accolades and encouragement he received from people, he decided that it was time he should be making his own music.
Over the years Sommilet has worked with various upcoming artists and taking part in various singing competition. He loved the attention he got from people when he is on stage and seeing the smile on people’s faces as he performs.
He is sometimes compared to Chris Brown or Justin Bieber, and unless you see him performing live on stage you might mistake his sound to those of the above mentioned artists.
He obtained a B.Sc in Applied Microbiology from Ebonyi State University. Upon graduation and completion of his NYSC programme, he moved to Port Harcourt, Rivers State to focus on his music career.
Sommilet is currently working towards some new release with DaGuest Pro Studios based in Port Harcourt City, with the first release scheduled before the New Year.
2021 looks bright for this young energetic talented artist. Keep watching this space!