He was born on August 4th, 1970 to Isoko parents in Delta state and grew up in Ajegunle, Lagos State. He got his nickname through his grandmother's elder sister's son who was popularly known as Showboy way back. Showboy brought him up, so, he had to adopt the name, "Showkid" as a child. But as he grew older, his friends changed it to "Showkey".
The “Galala King” was the first artist to start the Nigerian Dancehall style. Instead of using the Jamaican patois, Daddy Showkey decided to use Pidgin English for his music and invented a dance style that changed the Nigerian dancehall scene.
“Galala” became one of the most popular dances in the '90s. Some of his hit songs include, "Fire Fire", "Diana" and "Ghetto Soldier.
He is happily married to the beautiful Lolo Sandra Ebere Asiemo and they are blessed with lovely children.