Murda has been in the music industry since 2007. It all started in Eindhoven (NL) when he met SpaceKees who invited him as Jiggy Djé’s tour MC. His strong personality made him the first artist on the Noah’s Ark label. “I’ve been blessed with all the opportunities I’ve been given, but even if I didn’t have all of this, I would have worked just as hard to give my family everything.”
Murda started recording music with Fresku and was even part of a duo called Militant Union as TURK for a while. In 2009 Murda released his first EP called ‘De Turkse Pizza EP’ and the following year he released his debut album with FS Green ‘De Kassier: Een Monnie Album’.
He was on a roll, because in the same year he got the lead role of Mahmut in the movie ‘Gangsterboys’, rewarded with the Gouden Film award. This was the start of several appearances on the big screen, performing in movies such as “Flikken Maastricht” and “Van God Los”. In 2020 we again saw him on the big screen, but now as one of the judges in ‘The Voice’ in Turkey with over 15 million live viewers.
Because Murda has lived in Turkey for a long time, his love for the country and culture runs deep. According to him, the cultural difference is that Turkish people are more fanatical in their support for an artist. They love more fanatically, but also hate more fanatically. The Dutch are more down-to-earth, so both have their own charms.
Murda is now a respected and established artist in Turkey. His solo album ‘DOĞA’ was a great success, which includes Turkish vocals from Dutch artists such as Ronnie Flex and Idaly. With Ezhel, one of the most prominent artists in Turkey, he released the all-Turkish album ‘Made in Turkey’. A true hit album that could no longer be driven out of the charts. The tracks ‘Aya’ and ‘Bi Sonraki Hayatımda Gel’ broke records of an unprecedented caliber. With over 100 million streams each, both tracks topped the charts in Turkey as the most listened song. “Aya” was the very first Turkish song with more than 100 million streams on Spotify.
A new chapter has begun, and Murda is on a journey of development as an artist. When asked what else he would like to see in the industry, he immediately replies:
“More Turkish people. I am one of the few, so it would be nice to see more Turkish-Dutch artists. Whether in music, on screen or in any other art form. There are so many creative and talented Turkish people who have a lot to offer, and I hope they get the chance to do this.”
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From Rotterdam to Istanbul. Ever since he was young, Önder ‘Murda’ Doğan has been a true citizen of the world and now that world is at his feet. Being known in The Netherlands for songs such as ‘Rompe’ with Priceless and Frenna, ‘Shutdown’ with SFB and his first EP ‘De Turkse Pizza EP’. But everything changed when he hit the first, second and third place on the hit list in Turkey. With over 1 billion streams on Spotify, we can no longer ignore him.
“Fatherhood comes first, being a rapper second.”