Zion Kuwonu Biography

Zion Kuwonu, a Canadian pop singer, dancer, and Instagram star, gained recognition through his singing covers and dancing videos on Instagram. His talent caught the attention of Simon Cowell, leading to a successful audition for the American-Canadian pop boy band, ‘PrettyMuch.’ As the only non-American member of the group, Zion, alongside Nick Mara, Austin Porter, Brandon Arreaga, and Edwin Honoret, rose to fame. ‘PrettyMuch’ has released an EP titled ‘PRETTYMUCH an EP’ and several hit singles, including ‘Would You Mind,’ ‘Open Arms,’ and ‘10,000 Hours.’

Quick Facts

  • Canadian Celebrities Born In June
  • Age: 24 Years, 24 Year Old Males
  • Family: siblings: Kékéli and younger brother Elom
  • Pop Singers
  • Canadian Men
  • Height: 5’7″ (170 cm), 5’7″ Males

Rise to Fame

From around December 2014, Zion started posting singing covers and dancing videos on his Instagram account, ‘zionkuwonu.’ Gradually, his Instagram account started gaining attention and went on to accumulate thousands of fans. Sony Music gave him an offer in 2015 to come to New York City. He continued posting performing covers, which were eventually spotted by Simon Cowell. Impressed by the budding talent of the Canadian pop singer, Cowell got Zion an audition for the boy band, ‘PrettyMuch.’ Cowell formed the American-Canadian pop boy band in 2016 with Nick Mara, Austin Porter, Brandon Arreaga, Edwin Honoret and Zion as its members. All members of the band except Zion are from the US.

Living and Training in Los Angeles

Since the formation of ‘PrettyMuch’ in 2016, the members of the band, including Zion, have been living and training in Los Angeles. Starting from March 18, 2016, they shared a home in Los Angeles where they worked on their dancing skills apart from recording their first extended play. Zion gained popularity along with the band on social media for the first time in 2017 after their cover songs and dancing videos were uploaded.

Debut and Success

He along with other members of ‘PrettyMuch’ performed their debut single, ‘Would You Mind,’ released in July 2017, at the Teen Choice Awards ceremony at the Galen Center, Los Angeles, California on August 1, 2017. They also sang a cappella version of the song on the red carpet at the 2017 ‘MTV Video Music Awards.’ ‘Would You Mind’ found place among the top 40 on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 charts. He featured dancing and jumping with other members of the band in empty alleyways in the music video of ‘Would You Mind.’

Social Media Presence

Zion has been successful in increasing his social media presence through his Instagram account where till present he has accumulated over 450K followers. He has also gained decent fame on Twitter, where his account, ‘zion_kuwonu,’ has amassed more than 87K followers.

Behind the Curtains

Zion Kuwonu was born Caleb Zion Kuwonu on June 29, 1999, in Ottawa, Canada. Not much is known about his family background, parents, childhood and education. He was raised along with his elder sister, Kékéli, and younger brother, Elom. During his childhood, he used to sing along with Kékéli.

According to sources, Zion has dated Jazmine Nunez. The present romantic association or dating status of Zion is not known. He has an adorable pet dog called Kobe, who frequently appears in his Instagram posts. Zion likes to lead a healthy lifestyle and goes to the gym regularly. He likes sports such as skateboarding and hockey and loves to dance. He also has interest in the online video game, Fortnite, and goes live on the live streaming video platform, Twitch, where his username is ‘zionthelion6.’ He is known to be allergic to apple juice. Presently Zion lives in Los Angeles, California, and visits his family in Canada from time to time.

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