Ugwa Uchechukwu Francis was born to Chief & Lolo Ugwa of Echiele Otampa in Isukwuato Local Government Area of Abia State Nigeria.
He lived most of his life in Abakpa Nike in Enugu State where he was born and raised by his parents.
Growing up was easy for him, in a normal Nigerian neighbourhood with people from different tribes of the country, he learned to tolerate everyone, as well as living without high class.
With his neighbourhood partly rough, football, basketball, swimming and table tennis were the best activities for anyone there. Hobbies. He would have to fight his way out of certain situation that come up with other kids.
His beginning was humble, but just like every great story a great singer and actor was just entering his story to stay and make a mark just like others
He attended NAOWA Nursery School Enugu, and then proceeded to Command Day Secondary School Enugu. After JAMB, he moved on to Institute Of Management And Technology [IMT] Enugu where he studied Accountancy. After his HND he moved on to Enugu State University Science and Technology [ESUT] where he obtained B.Sc. in Marketing.
As a kid, Skutch as he grew up to be known, nursed the dream of being a football player. When he started playing in his Primary School at Command Children School Enugu.
He played for his primary school team and also played for his secondary school, although he did not feature so much because of his Music ambition, Skutch also loves swimming, dancing, basketball and table tennis.
In his university days, he became the Mr Accountancy, Departmental head and also contested for Director Of Social, a positing he later handled during NYSC.
Before and during his university days, he has done couple of songs and made his first hit ‘OTIMGBODONGBO’ which he featured DON TOM and the song was produced by WIZBOY.
By this time he was known as KOROSIVE, a name he later changed his name to Skutch after his first hit when he was Redeployed from Sokoto State to Owerri in Imo State to continue his NYSC. ‘Ibonge’ went viral and became one of the best songs produced from South East by Regiz.
Working with other talents
He does not hide his love for talents, especially when it is bestowed in the very young folks.
After kicking off his musical career with the hit Ibonge, he took a big limp to feature the Limpopo crooner Kcee, in the song titled OGA, which went ahead to cement his place in the music industry of the country.
With his voice, looks and flexibility for great stage performance, Skutch is sure to be the next big thing in the country.
Since his teenage, he has worked with good and recommended producer such as Dekumzy, Wizboy, Jay Stunt, and still working with Regiz, Reflex, and many more and has Featured artistes like Flavour, Kcee, Don Tom, Nigga Raw, Tj, Ransome and set to work with more.
He is still on his way to having his maiden about and so far is cruising with singles like Ibonge and Oga in the new era of his career.
Skutch grew up attending S.S Peter and Paul Chatholic Church Abakpa Nike Enugu.
When he came of age, he started attending other church activities like The Legion, Choir, Boys Scout etc and letter took his first communion.
Ugwa Uchechukwu Francis aka Skutch has three brothers and four sisters and is closely related to the Elendu’s of Echiele Otampa which bore Nollywood actress Uche Elendu who is his favourite Cousin. She has played a big role in managing her little cousin and seeing that he hits the lime light in the movie and music industry.
Ugwa Uchechukwu Francis aka Skutch is a born leader being born in July (LEO), he is calm, friendly, God fearing, intelligent and creative person who always wants to listen to what people have to say.