In the eighties, Stella Monye dominated the air-waves with her award-winning track ‘Oko mi ye.’ Popularly known as the samba-girl, she had equally performed at the prestigious Golden Tunes Concert and other great show-biz events. But for this delectable native of Aka, Delta State, the best is yet to come.
Asa whose real name is Bukola Elemide was born in 1982 in the city of Paris. Her parents relocated to Lagos Nigeria when she was 2yrs old. She attended Peter King’s Music school where she learnt how to play the guitar in 6 months.
“I was a tomboy and when I was a teenager, I became very shy because people made fun of me…in my own way, I was already attracting attention! I got in the habit of never doing anything like everyone else. People didn’t understand my low-pitched deep voice; the choirs didn’t want anything to do with me. I had to get to church first if I was to have any chance of getting near the mic!”
She is successful thanks to her lyrics which deal with everyday African issues. She is the new singer of soul and has been compared to Tracy Chapman.
Award winning Nigerian Artist 9ice, (born Abolore Akande on the 17th of January) known for his versatility, proverbial lyrics and unique style started his singing and writing career at the age of fourteen. Justifiably tagged “the hit maker”, 9ice conveys with his music, a new ethnic flavor and eclectic style that is uniquely his.
Years of studying the industry and refining his skills, has helped him develop his musical ideology and style. His powerful use of the Yoruba language and his lyrical abilities sets him apart from most artists in his genre and in his opinion is what makes him 9ice. This unique style, evident in all of his song, some of which include his hit song Gongo Aso, Street Credibility, Party Rider, Little Money, Ganja Man, Talent dey waste as well as on collaborations on ‘Ruggedy Baba’ a hit track he did with Nigeria’s Ruggedman, and Le Fenu So, which he did with Lord of Ajasa, often leaves many listeners astonished at the magic of the delivery and the rhythmic harmony.
9ice, whose hit single “Gongo Aso” from his sophomore album also titled Gongo Aso has become a sort of national anthem in Naija.
Born Wande Ojosipe on the 18th of October 1985, 1st child in a family of 2 children Wande started singing in the teenage choir at his church. He got his break in the Nigerian entertainment industry as a dancer. He continued improving his vocal skills and got signed to Don jazzy’s Mo’ Hits records in 2006. He featured on D’banj’s Rundown/Funk You up album on singles like; Loke, Tonosibe and Why Me.
Here is his debut album.