Zion Kuwonu is a Canadian singer who is famous around the US 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.
Tracing Zion Kuwonu’s Ethnicity and Family Background
Zion Kuwonu was born on the 29th day of June 1999 in Ottawa, the capital city of Canada. He was raised in the same city and grew up with his family. His mother is identified as Mandy Kuwonu and according to sources, it was she who raised him in Ottawa.
Not much is known about his father and some reports have claimed the man’s name is Prosper but this has not been confirmed. However, 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 is of mixed ethnicity. Even though he is 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.
A Look At His Career Exploits
As a little boy, Kuwonu discovered he could sing. He would sing all the time in the house in the company of 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.
How Zion started his musical journey is quite an interesting tale. Having already developed a serious interest in making music since he was little, he knew he wanted to let the world hear his voice. He started out by creating an Instagram account and then he 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 amazing. Gradually, his page grew and his fans increased. Some of his videos made some buzz on social media.
How He Became a Member PrettyMuch
Zion Kuwonu continued to share 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.
The singer 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.
His Accomplishments With The Band
After PrettyMuch band was created, Zion Kuwonu and the rest of the members moved to Los Angeles where they have been living since 2016. 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 released their debut single titled Would You Mind in July 2017 to some wide acclaim. The band also performed 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 US. 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. In all, they have dropped 15 music videos, 18 singles, and 3 extended plays.
Zion Kuwonu has named Micheal Jackson, Justin Bieber, One Direction, and PartyNextDoor among the artists that influenced his career.
The Truth About His Love Life
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 – all to the admiration of his followers. Zion is quite a tall man; he stands at 6 feet 2 inches and is reported to weigh about 84 kg (185 lb).
Given his great looks, people have been curious about his love life as much as they follow his career. But then, the singer 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 was in a love relationship 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.
As of the last time this piece was updated, it has not been revealed who the singer is dating. With time, all the details will emerge.