Upgrade, born Emmanuel Omonode is a Nigerian singer and songwriter from Delta state. He grew up in Port Harcourt and relocated to Lagos in 2018 for his first official release titled "Shinimi" ft Snypa which was produced by DaPiano and shot by Clarence Peters under the imprint of his self-owned record label, Mining Entertainment.

I wrote my first song in 2004, after my secondary school days and ever since then I have been underground going for local shows in Portharcourt. Back then I used to be in a group called "True Ice", we were just two, using instrumentals to perform at shows.

I officially got into the studio to record my first song in 2009 while in Benin. I recorded "We don Show" with DJ idios in his studio. i didn’t promote or drop the song at that time because i had no sponsor. I later stopped going to the studio and then tried to focus on my Education in BIU where I tried to study Computer Science but still couldn't until i dropped out in 2010.

I eventually came back to Port Harcourt where I got back into the studio and did some couple of songs I never promoted also due to lack of sponsor. I always had the dream to relocate to Lagos and own a record label before officially dropping a single and this turned out well as I relocated to Lagos in 2018, recorded my first single and the acceptance has been crazy!

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