Austine De Bull real name is Austine Emmanuel. He is a native of Kana people from Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He speaks Kana, the Ogboni language, extremely well. Lets look into his full biography and net worth below.
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Austine De Bull Biography
Austine De Bull is a Nigerian gospel musician and songwriter best known for his viral hit “Shey You Dey Whine Me Ni” on the video-sharing platform TikTok. The title of the song is a Nigerian slang phrase that means “Are you kidding me?” or “Are you for real?”
State of Origin and Place of Birth
Austine Emmanuel was born in Nigeria. He is a native of Port Harcourt, Rivers State, Nigeria. He speaks Kana, the Ogboni language, extremely well.
Austine Emmanuel, sometimes known as Austine De Bull, was relatively unknown outside of Ogoniland, River State. Not until good fortune smiled on him and his debut track, ‘Shey You Dey Whine Me Ni,’ went viral on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
That was all it took for the drummer-turned-musician to gain his big break in the 12th year of his music career. The viral hit was backed by a music video that brings up memories of Nigerian indigenous gospel artist Agnes Iro’s ‘Ladder Ladder’ (follow the ladder to heaven) song.
Following its release on streaming platforms on October 28th, Nigerians on social media discovered that the viral single ‘Shey you dey whine me ni’ is a gospel song.
Speaking in an interview with The Nation, the drummer-turned-singer who is from Ogoni in Rivers state, described how he was stopped from singing by friends and neighbors.
Austine went on to say that he was pushed to the point where he believed they didn’t want him to worship God. The popular vocalist stated:
“As a drummer who had no idea or connection with singing, when the call to be a singer came in 2020, it was difficult for me because I never knew how I would start because I had not done it before. I had to discuss with some of my friends about the call to be a singer and they were laughing at me that this one I am a drummer and not a singer I won’t be able to do it so it was somehow to me, so I had to discuss with other neighbors who were still laughing.
The viral hit was backed by a music video reminiscent of Nigerian indigenous gospel artist Agnes Iro’s song “Ladder Ladder” (follow the ladder to heaven). Following its release on streaming platforms on October 28th, Nigerians on social media discovered that the viral single ‘Shey you dey whine me ni’ is a gospel song.
What Is The Meaning of Shey You Dey Whine Me Ni
Austine de Bull went on to say that his smash tune, ‘Shey ye dey whine me ni,’ is a Christian song blended with street slang and a local dialect.
“Yes, it is a Christian song, but it is a combination of street slang and the Ogoni dialect; it means in English “who say make I no praise God shey you dey whine me ni” and in Ogoni “Mena kon ma le da badi Shey you dey whine mi?”
“The calling came in 2020, but I never paid attention to it, so when it kept coming around until 2022 this year, I decided to pay heed to it, and that’s how the song came about.” During the video production, I took some behind-the-scenes photos with my phone camera and uploaded them on my TikTok page to raise awareness that something major was on the way. Though I never had an audience, it was some of my TikTok followers who began sharing, and that’s how it blew up.”
Age and Date of Birth
The singer haven’t revealed his age. But looking at him very well, he looks like a born of 80’s or 90’s. He has not revealed details of his relationship. His net worth has not been estimated.
The title of the song was inspired by the language used by Nigerians to inquire whether they are being lied to or pleased in Pidgin. (“Are you serious?”) The Port Harcourt-based musician further acknowledged that he feels the song’s success is due to the slang.
“I believe, for the most part, there’s the popular or street slang ‘you dey whine me ni,'” he added. That, I believe, that is why most people enjoy the song.”
Popular Nigerian comedians Lasisi Elenu and Broda Shaggi employ language as funny expressions in their skits. Burna Boy, a Nigerian artist, utilized it in his part on the ‘Sungba’ remix- “Agata oya dapada” (Pepper Jor).