Obumneme Ali a.k.a. “Smash” and Nwachukwu Ozioko a.k.a. “Vast” form the Nigerian afropop and R&B duo Bracket. Bracket began as a three-man band before one of the members, Bistop, left.


The pair is presently signed to Ape Planet and is best known for hit tunes like as “Happy Day,” “Yori-Yori,” and “Ada Owerri,” all of which have gotten positive reviews and airplay.

Vast and Smash were born and raised in Nsukka, Enugu State, where they used to go to college shows. Vast holds a diploma and a degree in mass communication from the Institute of Management Technology in Enugu and the University of Nigeria, respectively, while Smash graduated from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka with a diploma in social work and a degree in psychology.

Several accounts and charges have been jumbled up about how the group was started. After meeting Vast at a barbershop in 1999, Bistop, a former member of the group, claims to be the group’s founder.


They went by the name “Furious BV” and performed and attended various shows. He departed the group as a result of a collaborative effort between a previous associate producer, Vast, and Smash, according to a press statement. He went on to say that Smash did not join the group until 2003, when he met him through a mutual buddy. Check out Bracket’s Songs, Videos and Albums below!