A look at some of Nigerian top female singers who took us by surprise musically. We did not see them coming, but they came, stole our hearts and are ruling musically..
TIWATOPE SAVAGE: Lagos born Tiwa is 37 year- old, beautiful Nigerian singer whose family relocated to the UK, when she was age 11 is one to reckon with in the Nigerian music scene.
At high school she was a trombone player for her school’s orchestra. She’s done back up vocals for international acts like George Michael, Mary J Blige and a host of others. Tiwa Savage relocated to Nigeria to pursue her musical career, just as the popular saying goes “charity begins at home”
Her first single ‘Kele Kele Love’ was a hit and ruled the airwaves for a very long time,it almost became the national anthem. This made her an instant household name.
Her music videos became the revolutionary turn point for other artist. She redefined Nigerian love music videos with her sultry dress sense, sophistication. All of these we didn’t see coming, but we all fully embraced and fell in love with her for.
In 2013 her first debut album titled Once Upon A Time was released, since then there is no turning back, she just keeps getting better.
SIMISOLA BOLATITO OGUNLEYE: Which one is Jamb Question again? I asked as I watched Simi sing for her love interest (Falz) in the music video for her song ‘Jamb Question’. She was simply stunning, silvery voice and sexy. I immediately downloaded it on line and had it on replay for days.
29 years old Lagosian, singer, songwriter popularly called Simi can sing, was born to sing! Her debut album was in 2006 titled “Ogaju”. After that she gave us “Tiff” . But one song that got us mesmerised was ‘Jamb Question’.
From then garnered massive fan base, Simi has continued to leave us speechless with her silvery voice songs. Simi we didn’t see coming but we love her and the music she makes.
OLUWASEYI ODEDERE: With no particular genre of music, 31 years Oluwaseyi Odedere known as sheyi to her fans is a native of ife who was born in Tottenham London United Kingdom. She grew up shuffling between Nigeria and London.
Daughter of a late Chorister ,with a songwriter sister, music runs in her family. Sheyi was a member of the now defunct girl group “sent from above” managed by Matthew knowles, father of superstar Beyonce Knowles.
Her debut studio album, ‘Seyi or Shay’ was released in 2011, with hit songs like “Loving your way” and”No le le” From then on we have heard only the best of songs from seyi. We definitely didn’t see her coming but she’s here and she can sing.
YEMI EBERECHI ALADE: Have you seen Johnny? Where is my Johnny? She asked of her player boyfriend as she danced away with so much energy in her music video Johnny featuring Alex Ekubo.
The hit song ‘Johnny ‘brought her fame and recognition, she herself didn’t see coming, from thereof we fell in love with Yemie Alade as she’s known to her fans. The 28 years old Abia born Nigerian Singer and song Writer is good at what she does with so much energy to go with it.
Her debut studio album King of Queens in 2014, produced hit songs like ‘Johnny, Kissing, Tangerine, Temperature’ stood her out among her colleagues as one to reckon with. The beautiful singer, dancer has gone on to give us danceable party songs we love. I call her the dance queen.
Yemie is here and we barely saw her coming. We love Yemmie Alade.