|Birth name Christopher Baloyi|
Name Unqle Chriz
Record label Universal Music Group
|Also known as Tha Inq|
Years active 2008–present
Role Musical Artist
|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.
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.
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.