Chibuike Franklyn Omeaku, better known as Meaku, is a Nigerian American Pop/R&B Singer, Songwriter, Producer, Model, Humanitarian, and Philanthropist. Meaku was born and raised in Inglewood, CA, to Cyriacus Omeaku Sr. and Margaret Ngozi Omeaku. Along with his 3 brothers, Meaku was raised in a very spiritual home, where they were taught unconditional love, family values, and the value of education. Growing up was not always easy for Meaku being Nigerian American. As a child he was made fun of on daily occasions. His peers had a blast calling him names and letting him know which African animals he nested in his backyard. Often times, he wondered if he was full American, would he have to face as much degradation? Events like this would be damaging to an ordinary person, especially a child, but Meaku was no ordinary person, he was extraordinary. He learned to embrace his culture, diffuse that energy, and channel it into what later grew to become his passion.
He was also featured on MTV Base Africa's "Choose or Lose" Campaign, where he sang the chorus on "Rep 4 Naija" with top Nigerian Artists. The song was geared towards encouraging the youth in Nigeria to vote, and show them that their voices counted toward building a greater Nigeria. In 2012, Meaku's love for the youth enabled him to become an Ambassador for iStandAbove, an Organization based in Ghana, geared towards helping the youth to achieve their goals through the skills of Teamwork, Hardwork, and Creativity.
Enriched with so much style, Meaku's musical influences are drawn from the arts of Michael Jackson, Phil Collins, Timbaland, Justin Timberlake, Usher, Stevie Wonder, Rodney Jerkins, Quincy Jones, Sean Garret, Daft Punk, Joe, R. Kelly, Ryan Leslie, Donnell Jones, Tank, Harvey Mason, Damon Thomas, Steve Russell, James Fauntleroy, Femi Ojetunde, David Guetta, David 'GX' Kirkwood, Brandy, and Boyz II Men. Meaku now owns his own studio in Inglewood, California where he has recorded all of his work, as well as other artists. Meaku has worked with the likes of L.V., Cash Money Recording Artist Glasses Malone, New Boyz, Cali Swag District (Teach Me how to Dougie), Sony Recording Artist Tah Mac, Son of Hip Hop Mogul Rev Run Jojo Simmons, International Artist Dbanj, lead singer from Troop and writer from The Underdogs Steve Russell, Producers Disko Boogie, Dj Swish, Larry on the Beat, GX, Andrew Ugalde, Uche Ndupu, Ejay Newton, and Hitimpulse. Meaku Executive Produced L.V.'s album "Still L.V." released in Japan August 21, 2012, in which he influenced the sound.
Meaku feels if one lives a life of love, patience, faith, humility, integrity, determination and loyalty, a lifetime of blessings will follow. "Through faith and determination, we can accomplish anything, through love we can spread peace and joy, Love is real," A mantra that has empowered Meaku to become the altruistically acclaimed artist he is destined to be. His views and understanding of life have allowed him to flourish, and combined with his many gifts and talents, makes him a definite force to be reckoned with. THE EVOLUTION OF MEAKU IS HERE.