bongo IS A grammy award winning, platinum PRODUCER
Rising super producer, Bongo ByTheWay, has seen his work hit the charts with fervor throughout the last few years. His work on the Game’s Documentary 2 album even scored him praise from legend, Dr. Dre, back in 2015. Since then, Bongo has gone on to work with other big names in the industry such as, Jeremih, Omarion, Big Sean, Snoop Dogg, Ty Dolla $ign, Keyshia Cole, K. Michelle, among many others.
Uforo “Bongo” Ebong was born in Nigeria. Soon after, his family relocated to Providence, Rhode Island. As a child who grew up in the church, Bongo took to music as an outlet. Coincidentally, he fell in love with the drums, or the bongos. By the age of 11, Bongo began creating his own beats.
After graduating with a Bachelor’s of Science in degree in psychology from the University of North Florida, Bongo packed his bags and moved to Los Angeles, CA to pursue music full time. His start came when he and his cousin, Christopher “C4” Umana, formed a music production group, Lost and Found Productions. The duo received their first placement on Music’s Soulchild’s album, OnMyRadio. They went on to work with major talent including, Big Sean, Trey Songz, and Teyana Taylor. In 2015, Bongo and C4 amicably split, and the pair decided to pursue their careers individually. Since then, Bongo’s discography has grown, and he’s made a name for himself by working with top talent in the industry.
In addition to creating music, Bongo and longtime friend Roger McKenna, developed a clothing line, ByTheWay. The merchandise includes t-shirts, hats, and limited edition apparel.