All you need to know about Alban Uzoma Nwapa popularly know as Dr. Alban Let’s take a look at his Biography, Nationality, Career, Age, Net worth, Family
Alban Uzoma Nwapa, better known by his stage name Dr. Alban, is a Nigerian-Swedish recording artist and producer with his own record label, Dr. Records. His music can best be described as Eurodance/hip-hop reggae in a dancehall style.
Dr. Alban was born as Alban Uzoma Nwapa into a middle-class family of 10 children in Oguta, Imo state, Nigeria. Alban was born 26 August 1957 in Oguta, IMO, Federation of Nigeria. His origin is Stockholm, Sweden.
He had his secondary education at Christ The King College, Aba, Nigeria and spent most of his youth in his hometown Oguta. At age of 23, he travelled to Sweden to study dentistry.
Alban finished his studies and even opened his own dentistry practice, keeping his disk jockeying as a lucrative sideline.
Alban Uzoma Nwapa began is career In 1990, he met Denniz Pop from the SweMix label and, together with Denniz and rap artist Leila K, released his first record, “Hello Afrika”. Alban Uzoma Nwapa took the stage name Dr. Alban, a nod to his dental studies. His debut album Hello Afrika included hits like “Hello Afrika” and “No Coke”, both of which ended up being million-selling singles. The album itself was quite successful which earned Alban Gold-certification-awards in numerous markets including Germany (for sales of over 250,000 units), Austria (for sales of over 25,000 units) and Switzerland (for sales of over 25,000 units).
One year later this success was surpassed by the second album One Love. The album contained European hit singles such as “It’s My Life” (which was used as background music for a Tampax advert) and “Sing Hallelujah”. The single “It’s My Life” reached No.1 in Israel, Austria, the Netherlands, Sweden, Germany and No.2 in Norway, Switzerland, the United Kingdom. While the song “It’s My Life” reached Platinum status in Germany (for sales of over 500,000 units), in the Netherlands (for sales of over 75,000), it managed to sell over two million copies in Europe. The album in its turn reached the top of the album chart in Austria and entered the top-5 in Switzerland, also managed to reach No.6 in Germany. The album received a Gold-certification-award in Germany (for sales of over 250,000 units) and Platinum-award both in Austria and Switzerland (for sales of over 50,000).
Alban’s third album Look Who’s Talking! was released in 1994, which managed to enter the top-10 in numerous markets including Germany, Switzerland and Austria. The album was the first to earn Alban a Gold certification award in his home country Sweden for sales of over 50,000 units.
Dr. Alban founded his own record label Dr. Records, whereon he released his 1996 album, Born in Africa. The album was unable to match up with the success of the previous album releases. It only reached the No.12 position in Finland, while it peaked at No.37 in Switzerland and Sweden, No.52 in Germany, No.41 in Austria.
In 1997, Alban released a compilation album entitled The Very Best of 1990–1997 which only charted in Austria, Sweden and Germany. In 1997, Alban, also released a studio album entitled Believe which peaked at No.27 in Sweden, No.30 in Finland, and No.41 in Austria. In the end of 1998, Dr. Alban released a single with German-based artist Sash!, entitled “Colour the World” which experienced a moderate chart success in Europe.
In 2000, Alban released a single entitled “What Do I Do” which appeared on the album chart of Sweden only at No.43, it spent only two weeks on the charts there. The album Prescription was a flop as it failed to chart anywhere.
In 2007, after years of absence from the music scene, Dr. Alban released a new studio album Back to Basics. It was sold on the Internet only, through Dr. Alban’s official website. In Russia; however, both the physical CDs and cassettes were released.
In 2014, on 15 February, at the Scandinavium arena in Gothenburg, Dr. Alban teamed up with Jessica Folcker in the third heat of Melodifestivalen 2014 performing last with the song “Around the World” to win the chance to represent Sweden at the Eurovision Song Contest 2014 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
In May 2020, Alban released the song “Hello Sverige” (in Swedish) to encourage the population of Sweden to respect social distancing measures put in place to counteract the COVID-19 pandemic. The next month, he released an English version titled “Hello Nations”. The song is another remake of his classic hit “Hello Afrika”.
In June 2020, Alban released the single “Drama”, also in Swedish, in collaboration with singer Folkhemmet. The song talks about Alban’s long-running acrimonious relationship with Swedish tabloid journalists.
He is married to Kinher Mansson and they have two daughters.
In the British TV series Little Britain, Dr. Alban is the name of the doctor whom Vicky Pollard visits when she is pregnant.
He sold an estimated 16 million records worldwide and is most famous for his worldwide 1992 hit “It’s My Life” which was one of the songs from the album One Love. NET WORTH
Dr Alban is a world class musician with an estimated net worth of about thousands of dollars.
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