B.O.U.Q.U.I, Born Bukola Folayan to HRH OBA (prof) Ololade Folayan 1st, also a professor of Biochemistry and a professional teacher mother, she alongside her other five siblings grew up in an academic atmosphere of the Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife) and this has served as a big influence for her deep lyrical style and cosmopolitan outlook. Her Christian faith and strong belief in the words of God is however the factor to the formation of the Bouqui brand. Formerly a broadcaster at Eko FM, Lagos, she started her professional career with an all girl group called G-Vibes several years ago before going solo and changing her focus and style to suit urban contemporary Nigeria and still deliver in terms of message and emotion.
The album titled B.O.U.Q.U.I was her debut and the album can be referred to as a two in one package due to the fact that it contains a record breaking fourteen tracks and four skits, the highest by any debutant in the Nigerian music industry. Most of the songs on the album like “Not Ashamed”, “Get It Started”, “Major Problem”, “Molejo”, “Vanity” and “Wanna Lone U” have become household anthems. The album has won several accolades and nominations including the much coveted AMEN awards in 2007 for best female act. B.O.U.Q.U.I left for the UK for her U.K TOUR where she went round 15 cities in the UNITED KINGDOM with the first single MO RI LE, off the sophomore album which is titled REDEFINITION.. REDEFINITION has 17 tracks.
Since winning the best Hip Hop Artiste of the year award at the just concluded GMA 2013 she’s been on her grind in the studio working on the soon to be released double album;which would make her the first female artist in the history of Nigerian music to release a double cd.
List Of Songs Released