The newly unveiled artiste, signed to U & I Music, Olakira; makes a debut into the Nigerian music scene with the release of two singles titled Hey Lover and Flirty Signal. Olakira whose real name is ”˜Ade Ebenezer` is an Afro-Pop and RnB artist who hails from Ogun state in Nigeria. He is a producer, composer, songwriter, singer and also plays most musical instruments. The artist says he is fixated on showcasing the very best, beginning with these two new singles; as he gradually takes the Nigerian music industry by storm.
Speaking on his plans, Olakira commented: ”˜Getting a platform to help develop and showcase my gifts had always been my major challenge till I got signed to the U & I Music label, one that truly understands me and treats me like family. With this opportunity, I want to make a positive mark in the industry that will stand the test of time and for Olakira to become a household name, both home and abroad.`
Commenting on the newly signed artiste, U&I Music executive, “Ra” said: ”˜Olakira`s humility, loyalty and significant contributions to exceptional songs like “Akube” and “MyWoman” were outstanding. I have an addiction to good music and therefore could not resist but to develop and help showcase great talents in the world, it truly gives me joy”¦.may GOD be our guide.
The artist describes this first debut single, HEY LOVER, as a confessional. Deliberate and expressive lyrics, patiently constructed. The beat is a combination of a traditional Nigerian and Ghanaian sound infused with percussion and style. First comes the melody, then the hook, and the lyrics. Undoubtedly he is a formidable force to look out for in the entertainment industry.
FLIRTY SIGN, one of Olakira’s debut singles which he describes as a blend of the Jamaican sound with a mashup of the Caribbean Calypso feel. Structurally created through a process which entails groovy melodious sound and witty lyrics, adequately put together. The artist says he started music through attempts with new and unique musical ideas.