Zion Kuwonu is a Canadian singer who is famous around the USA and beyond for being one of the members of PrettyMuch, a popular American-Canadian pop boy band which is based in Los Angeles. PrettyMuch which is also stylized as PRETTYMUCH was formed in 2016 and has become popular especially among young people. The popularity of the band has drawn serious attention to its members including Zion Kuwonu, and fans have begun to dig into his life to know more about how he began his musical journey.
We have been able to gather some facts about this singer, establishing just how he started as well as how he got discovered and made to join the PrettyMuch band which has made him a favorite of many music lovers. Read on to find out these details.
Zion Kuwonu Bio (Age and Ethnicity)
Zion Kuwonu was born on the 29th day of the month of June in the year 1999. The singer was born in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. It was in Canada that he grew up with his family.
Zion was born to a mother identified as Mandy Kuwonu. According to sources, it was Mandy who raised him in Ottawa. Not much is known about his father. Some reports have claimed the man’s name is Prosper but this has not been confirmed. Zion has two siblings; an older sister and a younger brother with whom he grew up in Ottawa. His sister’s name has been revealed as Kékéli Kuwonu and his brother has been identified as Elom Kuwonu.
Zion Kuwonu was just a very little boy when he discovered he could sing. He started out by singing around the house with his sister, Kékéli. They would stay up a lot of times singing and it was during this time that he developed his dream to become a singer.
Zion Kuwonu is of mixed ethnicity. Even though he is apparently a Canadian man, he has African as well as Scottish and Irish roots. According to reports, Zion Kuwonu’s mother Mandy is of Scottish and Irish descent and his father is of West African heritage.
Zion Kuwonu is someone who loves to keep his private life out of the public space. The singer rarely speaks of his relationships; however, we have been able to dig out some details about this aspect of his life. Reports have shown that Zion used to be in love with a lady identified as Jazmine Nunez. The couple reportedly met and fell in love in November 2017 and dated for some time. However, the affair went sour after a while and they went their separate ways.
At the moment, it has not been revealed who the singer is dating. With time, it is believed all the details will emerge.
Zion Kuwonu’s Height
One reason why fans of Zion Kuwonu, especially the female ones, love him so much is because of his fine physical features. The singer is known to be stylish and classy; he often colors his hair to the admiration of his followers.
Zion is quite a tall man; he stands at 6 feet 2 inches. In addition to this, he is reported to weigh about 84 kg (185 lb).
Other Facts About The Musician
1. How he started his musical journey
Having already developed a serious interest in making music since he was little, Zion Kuwonu knew he wanted to let the world hear his voice. He started out by creating an Instagram page. He then began recording covers of popular songs which he uploaded on his page. He also posted dancing videos which showed him grooving to some popular tunes.
At first, very few people took note of him but before long, he started getting some more fans who found his voice and talent very enticing. Gradually, his page grew and his fans increased. Some of his videos made some buzz on social media.
2. How he became a member of the PrettyMuch band
Zion Kuwonu continued sharing videos on his Instagram page, becoming huge on social media and eventually catching the attention of Simon Cowell, a very popular English television music and talent show judge. Cowell who was trying to form a music band at the time sent out an invitation to Zion to come for an audition.
Zion honored the invitation and he was eventually selected to join the PrettyMuch band along with four others. This was the beginning of great things for Zion. The other band members are Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret, Austin Porter, and Nick Mara. Zion is the only member of the band who is not an American.
3. His exploits with PrettyMuch band
After PrettyMuch band was created, Zion and the rest of the members moved to Los Angeles where they have been living since 2016. The band members share a home together.
The band started gaining some attention when they began to release some cover songs and dancing videos. They even did a choreography tribute to Michael Jackson which went viral online. They then released their debut single titled Would You Mind in July 2017 to some wide acclaim. Even, they got to perform the song on the red carpet at the 2017 MTV Video Music Award.
When the group released their third single Open Arms in November 2017, they were already well known around the USA. The group performed on different shows including Good Morning America. They then embarked on their own tour called the PRETTYMUCH EVERYWHERE Tour which took them around the major cities in America.
On April 19, 2018, the group released their debut EP which they titled PRETTYMUCH an EP. The EP contained some hits including 10,000 Hours. They continued to wow audiences and even performed at the 2018 MTV Video Music Awards. On May 24, 2019, the band released their second EP called Phases EP to huge admiration of fans. Today, Zion Kuwonu and his other group members continue to win hearts with their work.