Naetochukwu Chikwe (born 17 December 1982), stage name Naeto C, is a Nigerian rapper, Afrobeat artist and record producer. He was born in Houston, Texas and is of Nigerian origin.
Naeto C is from Owerri in Imo state of Nigeria ; Born to former Nigerian Ambassador to Ireland, Doctor Mrs. Kema Chikwe and Chief Herbert Chikwe. He spent his early years in that city, in a household very influenced by music. His fondness for music grew fast and was articulated into other creative art forms, most specifically poetry, which took him to various competitions and earned him accolades as a young poet.
After finishing his secondary education in Lagos, he moved to the United States for higher education both in SUNY Old Westbury and a year later, George Washington University. It was at this time that he met Uzikwendu and Ikechukwu, who was then an aspiring hip-hop artist out of Washington Heights, New York. The trio went on to form the World Famous Akademy, a brotherhood of musicians. They planned to grow into an independent record label but could not get their hands on the proper funds. Naeto C graduated in 2004 from the George Washington University with a BSc. in Biology, intending to go study further and become a medical doctor. After some deep self-searching he changed his mind and decided to pursue his dream and develop his talent as a musician.
In 2010 Naeto pursued a MSc in Energy Studies at the University of Dundee in Scotland.
It was reported in the Summer of 2013 by his mother that he was attending the University of Oxford in England studying “a course in Energy Economics” however there was no further elaboration on this course.
MTV Africa Music Awards 2008 – Best New Musician
2009 Channel O Music Video Awards – Video Of The Year
MTV Africa Music Awards 2009 – Best New Artist
2012 The Headies – Artiste of the Year
2012 The Headies – Album of the Year (Super C Season)