Victor Johnson, professionally known as Freshgreen is a Nigerian recording artiste,songwriter and entertainer known for his eccentric stage performances and catchy music expressions.He officially stormed the music scene in 2011 with his first studio album “The Little Beginning”.
His style is an urban contemporary sound mixed with the fusion of Afro Hip-hop, R&B,Pop, Soul, Funk, electron-sounds and ragga which has no doubt successfully placed him in the mainstream Nigerian music industry.
The singer, fondly called, Fresco came into the consciousness of the Nigerian music industry with the release of his single “Midnight Movie” from his debut album “The Little Beginning”.
Born Victor Johnson, to parents of Nigerian descent – he grew up in the rusty town of Onitsha, Anambra State in the Eastern part of Nigeria – West Africa.
Freshgreen started music early on, playing a variety of instruments including guitar, and singing in the choir and Ibo cultural events – then he was known as the gifted stammerer.
In between hustling in the streets of Onitsha and honing his musical skills, Freshgreen grew up miming and singing songs by Phill Collins, Bobby Brown from the international scene and Bright Chimieze,Shina Peters from the Nigerian music scene.
Freshgreen debuted with an album “The Little Beginning” that has some of the most innovative dance pop and Afro-hip ballads from an upcoming artiste.
On the debut album, Freshgreen teamed up with Ghanian born producer, Raj and Pablo to make the “Little Beginning album” one of the most sought after album in the Veneto region of Italy – not surprised with his efforts because his inspiration comes from some place no one would expect – the streets.
Though the album was only released in Italy, it did recorded some form of success.The album features inspirational song like “Mr Politician” and hip-party song like “Midnight Movie”, as it was not limited to a single genre. Each song’s composition/production is co-credited to Freshgreen and provided him with an opportunity to unleash his sonorous vocals.
As a follow up to his first studio album,he immediately started working on the Nigerian version that would be released on a later date.Top-notch Nigerian born UK based producer, Eminik was contacted to produce the Part Two of the ‘Midnight Movie’ single series (which is one of the lead songs on his ‘yet to be titled’ second album).
Freshgreen has shown maturity and style in his music and he continues to draw inspiration from things happening around him and remains connected to the streets as seen in his music – he is definitely an artiste to watch.
On stage Freshgreen is a delight to watch, with his eccentric performances that keeps the fans yelling for more.His aims as an artiste are modest. In his own words:
”I hope to make people listen to good music for just a moment. My inspiration is simple – to make and produce good music content that is familiar, tangible and enduring”.
Aside music, Freshgreen runs Green-vision Foundation – a private non-profit,non-governmental organization dedicated to the public benefit – to helping the poor and less privileged.
The foundation is funded mainly from 10% of his total music earnings and the foundation also seeks collaboration with other grant makers and international agencies working in the same target areas.
- Costa Rovigo summer Fiesta,Italy – 2007
- Costa Rovigo Model Show,Italy – 2012
- Naija EU DJ’S Conference,Oslo,Norway – 2012
- High Foundation Reggae Fiesta,Ferarra,Italy -2012