“See that monkey right thurrr? That’s Kiko. He’s my alter-Ego. That’s my DJ! He does what I say!”

People have always wondered and asked… So what’s up with #CHYNAMANANDKIKO? and I would tell him that we are best friends. He’s like my brother from another mother. It’s actually a weird yet interesting story of how we met and how we got together. About five years ago I was trying to figure out how to brand me, CHYNAMAN, (using a logo that everyone of all ages would love) and in one of my dreams I had envisioned a monkey with headphones (since I was always in love with music). As I woke up from the dream I quickly sketched him out on a pen and pad so that I wouldn’t forget the images in my head.

I found out later that in the Chinese Zodiac, the monkey is considered the original party animal! Charming and energetic, fun, and active. They truly know how to have a good time and can often be seen swinging from one group of friends to another, attracting a motley crew in the process. Just like my music, the monkey is always upbeat, they are considered minor celebrities in their circle thanks to their sparkling personality. Over time, #Kiko, the monkey was used in everything that I do. From t-shirts to stickers to flyers/poster. #Kiko is the alter ego of #CHYNAMAN. Find out more about #kikothemonkey at