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Unqle Chriz

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Birth name  Christopher Baloyi
Occupation(s)  Singer
Name  Unqle Chriz
Record label  Universal Music Group
Also known as  Tha Inq
Years active  2008–present
Role  Musical Artist
Unqle Chriz
Born  13 May 1985 (age 30) Phalaborwa, Limpopo, SA (1985-05-13)
Origin  Makhuva, Giyani, South Africa
Labels  Krazy Swag, Universal Music Group (Former), Blusoul, Chillzone Ent (2013–present)
Genres  Contemporary R&B, Soul music, Hip hop music

Unqle Chriz - "My Only One" (Original Mix)

Christopher Baloyi (born 13 May 1985), known as Unqle Chriz (pronounced uncle-chris), is a South African R&B and hip hop recording artist.


Early life

Christopher was born in Phalaborwa, South Africa to Sydney and Christina Baloyi, and was raised at Makhuva, Limpopo. He is the youngest of three boys.

Music career

Christopher started singing at 15, in churches, first with his cousins and then solo. One of his songs was nominated for the 2008 ML FM Awards. In 2009, Unqle Chriz changed his stage name from Chris B to Unqle Chriz to avoid confusion with the R&B singer Chris Brown. Kelvin K Chill Harris (Who was the A&R of Krazy Swag Ent), eventually signed Unqle Chriz, but the contract was terminated before Unqle Chriz could release an album. In 2013, Unqle Chriz released his debut EP, Butterflies. In December 2014, Unqle Chriz was one of Cassper Nyovest's opening acts at Europa, Sunnyside, Pretoria. On 2014 December 6, he released a hit single, "Limpopo so beautiful" on iTunes. On 3 April 2015, it was announced that Unqle Chriz was nominated for the F.A.M.E SA Awards.


  • 2008, "N'wa Mathebula"
  • 2009, "Mbhuri"
  • 2013, "Butterflies"
  • 2014, "Limpopo, So Beautiful"
  • 2015, "Love You Tonight"
  • 2015, "You"
  • 2015, "Goodbye Love ft K Chill"
  • Awards

  • ML FM Awards Nominations
  • 2008, Best R&B Artist: "N'wa Mathebula"
  • F.A.M.E SA Awards Nominations
  • 2015, Best Newcomer: "Limpopo, So Beautiful"
  • References

    Unqle Chriz Wikipedia