Previously lead singer of the controversial Nigeria’s finest afro-beat boys band (SK BOYS), Merlin Caren is known for his explosive lyrics, hurtful punchlines, and his seductive dance moves. With his former group “SK BOYS”, the 3 swag killers were one of the most controversial artists in Africa. Authors of, the cover of P-square’ Personally, a remix entitled Sexually, which made more than a million views on YouTube, not forgetting the remix of Davido’ Skelewu which was shared on hulk share and saw more than 5000 downloads. It is hard to forget the remix they did on Wizkid’ Caro, a remix which has gone viral with about 12 Million downloads in just 3 months.
Another big achievement was their collaboration with the king of African music 2face Idibia, a remix of his song Nobody. With the desire to display their extraordinary dancing skills, Merlin Caren and his boys released a single in 2012 with tittle Takundom.
Merlin Caren is a Cameroonian/Nigerian whose musical style is inclined towards Afro-Pop. He is the last born in a family of 9 which counts 5 sisters and 3 brothers. He started his career as a dancer and won many dance battles both home and abroad. On the 5th of January 2005, he started an urban music career, singing and dancing all across the streets of Limbe. On the 12 of April 2009, Merlin Caren decided to take his career on to the next level, so he traveled to Lagos Nigeria where he met, collaborated and worked with Nigerian top celebrities like P-square, 2Face, Wizkid, Patoranking, Tiwa Savage, Timaya, Davido, Chidinma, and more.
In 2017, after almost a decade leading, singing and dancing alongside his group member the “SK BOYS” Merlin decides to go solo and signs a record deal with Mans Records, a parent company to Elite Entertainment who immediately decided to release a debut single for his solo career with title hold me.
Added to his musical skills, Merlin Caren is also a video director, and has produced music videos for many local artists, one of which ended him a heated quarrel with the artist named Tilla, coursing a huge noise/buzz over the internet.
Merlin equally featured on MTV “SHUGA“, he was on the MTV BASE Big Friday Show with Basket Mouth. Merlin Caren was once an ambassador for “FANTA“. He did an advert for “ROYAL EXCHANGE” an insurance company, Merlin Caren performed on the MTV BASE VJ Search finals, he equally performed on the “KENNIS MUSIC” Easter fiesta, he was on MTN NG Pulse tour, he was on Sprite Triple Slam, he performed on “CITY FM AWARDS” and he recently got signed under MAN’s RECORD, ELITE ENTERTAINMENT an American base recording label.