Seal - Seal

Seal Henry Olusegun Olumide Adeola Samuel (born 19 February 1963 in London, England), known simply as Seal, was born to a Nigerian mother Adebisi Samuel and Brazilian father Francis Samuel. A recipient of BRIT, MTV and Grammy Awards, Seal is known for his numerous international hits; perhaps best known is "Kiss from a Rose," which appeared in the soundtrack to the 1995 Batman film “Batman Forever” and won him three Grammy Awards.

After a short time singing in local clubs and bars, in the 1980s, he joined Push, a British funk band, and toured with them in Japan. In Asia, he joined a blues band in Thailand for a while before separating from the group and journeying throughout India on his own. Seal returned to England, sleeping on the couch of friend Julian Bunster, then a model. He sometimes asked him "Do I sing well?” to which he often met the response that he sang better than most current artists. His break came when he met the producer Adamski. He was given the lyrics of the song "Killer", which was a huge hit in 1990.

He received a two-year diploma, in architecture and worked in various jobs in the London area. Although there have long been rumors as to the cause of the scars on his face, they are in fact the result of a type of Lupus called Discoid lupus a condition that specifically affects the skin above the neck. He is married to German super model Heidi Klum.

Here is his debut album Seal…….Enjoy!

Christy Essien Igbokwe is Gone (1960-2011)

I got the news last night via a bbm from a friend in naija. It gave me a very airy feeling as I just featured her on this blog a couple of weeks back. Ironically her post has been topping the list with the most hits. I was just about to upload a couple of her albums this weekend before I got the news. What can I say? Life is short!! It's pretty sad we have to loose yet another icon, the one and only Nigerian Lady of Songs. I am yet to get details on the cause of death, but I will keep you guys posted.

In the mean time, turn up your volume and listen to a few of her timeless classics (playing in the background)............Enjoy!