Rymzo (real name Churchill Sosa De Gusto) born in the early 70's in Lagos State is one of Nigeria's top and highly celebrated reggae artistes/music producer His music is influenced by many artistes including Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, Jimmy Hendrix, U-Roy, I-Roy, Bob Marley, Naughty by Nature, Ku Mo Dee, Shabba Ranks, Tiger, Cocoa Tea, Capleton, Joe Higgs.
Rymzo was raised alongside 5 other siblings by his tough single mother with no father. His childhood influenced the strong opinions he has as an adult and made him highly conscious of what the word tough times means. It helped define his art-form.
As a rastafarian singer/dj, Rymzo believes strongly in the equal rights and opportunities for all, his message is mostly poised to mentally liberate all the ghetto youths of africa and have them believe in themselves to work towards achieving their dreams, according to his words" music to me is a mission with which I must build up people and not just for entertainment purpose alone
Rymzo was first famous in live music cafes as a lead vocalist to one of the most popular rock/reggae bands in Nigeria's Niger-Delta region in the early 1990s know as "The Vintage Band" a band that metamorphosed from the "The Difference Jazz Band". They won the maiden edition of the Benson and Hedges regional "Grab the Mic" contest in Benin City with Rymzo then known as "Coolrymes" as lead singer and band leader.
Rymzo produced his first album "Take Mediocre Off The Stage" in 2005 which had the hit single "Rock n Roll" that was a nationwide chartbuster in 2004 prior to the album release. "Rock n Roll" had early been released as a hit single in 2004, sealing Rymzo's position as the biggest new Reggae sensation in Nigeria at the time. His second album "Mysterious" came out in 2006. As a renowned producer, Rymzo has worked or performed in so many musical projects, radio commercials for individuals and companies, media station IDs and has also worked in collaboration or as a producer with several top Nigerian music artistes such as Tunde and Wunmi Obe, Segun Obe, Kefee, Goldie, Sunny Neji, Muma Gee, Sammy Okposo, Charly Boy, Sound Sultan, Lady D, Orits Wiliki, Ras Kimono, Felix Duke, Oritshe Femi and Da grin, Mr Kool, 2face idibia, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde, Freestyle, Da tribe, Francis Goldman, Modele.
Rymzo tours with his 8 man band( The 12 tribes) and has graced the same stage with many great reggae artiste including Steel Pulse, Anthony B, Capleton, 2face Idibia, P Square, Morgan Heritage, Victor Essiet(The Mandators) , Majek Fashek, General Levi, Alpha Blondie, Maxi Priest, and Shaggy.
With 3 musical albums to boot, many awards and nominations in Nigeria, he's no doubt a major force in keeping strong the reggae culture and music in the vibrant Nigerian music industry.