By Odey Christopher.
There’s a thin line between incessant noise and a pure filtered music, but a few Rock artists understand this. Our spotlight focusses on the multi talented Efe MacDonald Idu, MAC-ROC. He has undoubtably achieved consistency in his music genre and has over the years proven himself. He is a music producer, actor and a model and has been active since 2010 to date.
The second of two children, Efe was born in Lagos, Nigeria and had a brief spell of schooling in Yaba-Lagos before his family moved to Yola, Adamawa State, Nigeria where he completed his Primary School Education and subsequently moved to Benin City to complete his secondary education at University of Benin Demonstraton Secondary School (UDSS) and then graduated from Benson Idahosa University, Benin-City, Edo, Nigeria with the Class of 2006 were he studied Computer Science.
He started out his professional career in 2010 as a music producer and had his first award nomination in 2012 at the top Naija Music Awards in Lagos and subsequently had five (5) nominatioins at the South-South Music Awards 2013 in Benin-City, Edo State Nigeria where his song “ore mi” won an award (best RnB of the Year).
Mac Roc expresseses his love for music;
“I have always loved music right from my teen, learnt how to play the keyboard at a very early age, played for my Church Choir and starteded having invitations and studio sessions call to play for artist in the studio
……my music career has really not been an easy journey, so far its been God all through; coming from a background were both parents raise the bar of expectations (starting a white collar job after school), I had a different thing in mind; after my NYSC (National Youth Service Corp) in 2010, I made it clear i wanted to go into music and music making as a career, it was tough but thank God, its paying off today”
He has had several music collaborations with A listers in the music industry; Ric Hassan, Eben, Uti, Samsong etc. Also a host of song covers and personal songs; GOD WIN- MAC ROC X KOREDE BELLO, UNCLE SURU, DONE BREAK MY HEART, JOROMI, OYA COME MAKE WE GO… etc
He is undoubtably going places and the sky is not his limit.