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Music is like a brush with which I paint emotions – singer Soch

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Talented up-and-coming afrobeat artiste, Sochima Eze, who uses the stage name, Soch, as described music as his voice, especially when he lacks the courage to speak.

The Anambra native, who is set to make his inroad into the music industry with his debut Afrobeat single titled Monkey, said in a recent interview that his ‘Soch’ brand will make a lot of impact locally and internationally.

He said,

Music is like a brush with which I paint emotions, and so my music is inspired by mostly by experiences and events I witness over time. It just takes the right mood to convert such experiences into good sound.

Sometimes I see music as the voice I gain when I lose the courage to speak. The kind of music I make is usually determinant on what I need to speak out for, or who I need to speak up to.

More so, every day presents its own distinct experience, so my music is my way of documenting it.

Describing himself as a recording artiste based in Lagos, Nigeria, Soch said he was introduced to different sounds his dad when growing up. He said the genre of music that influenced him includes classical music, afrobeat and hip hop.

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He said,

I have quite a few [musicians] I admire, but no role models as such. Over the years, I have been influenced or inspired by legendary talents such as Jimi Hendrix, Fela, Michael Jackson, Lagbaja, Styl Plus, Makeba, Burna Boy, Osadebe and J.Cole to mention but a few. As individuals, they are both eccentric and fearless. I think music deserves more people like them. My mum has been my biggest source of inspiration for a long time as a result of her work ethic, creativity and passion.

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Video: 2Baba drops Opo Ft. Wizkid

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Veteran Nigerian singer, 2Baba drops the official music video to his most recent song “Opo” featuring Starboy Wizkid.

“Opo Video” performed by 2Baba and Wizkid is the second official music video released from the HyperDigital boss 7th Studio Album ‘Warriors’ a follow up to ‘We Must Groove’ featuring Burna Boy.

“Opo” means plenty, the legendary singers talks about an Endowed lady. The song is a feel good jam with a lovely vibe, melody and catchy lyrics. This definitely is fans’ favourite from the Warrior Album.

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The music video was directed by award-winning video director, Clarence Peters.

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Reminisce ft. Fireboy on new song ‘Ogaranya’

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Remilekun Safaru, a Nigerian rapper-songwriter better known as Reminisce, has enlisted Fireboy, a YBNL-signed singer, for his collaborative single titled ‘Ogaranya’.

The song, which was released on Monday, is produced by Sarz, a showbiz mogul, as part of Reminisce’s upcoming six-track EP ‘Vibes and Insha Allah’.

In ‘Ogaranya’, which doubles as an Igbo title describing a person of financial influence, Reminisce brings aboard his Yoruba-Pidgin rap flows as Fireboy croons about romantic stints in the background.

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While the song comes as Fireboy’s first feature outside YBNL since he joined the label, it also doubles as one of Reminisce’s followups to ‘Prosperity’, his collaborative track with Falz, a colleague rapper.

Reminisce had his first song in 2006, recording a hardcore rap album at Coded Tunes but the project was never released. He thereafter decided to focus on his studies and complete schooling.

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In 2008, he had a rap verse on a track titled ‘Bachelor’s Life’ off ‘Gongo Aso’, 9ice’s sophomore album. ‘Ever since’ and ‘If Only’, his first and second singles, would later establish him in the country’s music industry.

With four albums to his name, the rapper has snagged multiple awards, worked with notable musicians across Nigerian, and made a slew of critically acclaimed tracks.

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Tanzanian singer, Vanessa Mdee, quits music, says its demonic

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Tanzanian singer, Vanessa Hau Mdee, has announced her decision to quit her music career.

The 32-year-old songstress said it on her 29 minutes Podcast “Deep Dive with Vanessa Mdee”.

According to Mdee, the music industry is demonic and she is currently working on being an advocate of honesty, beauty and what facing your demons can do for you.

She said,

“I don’t know who needs to hear this, but my mission is to be a light. I know that I would probably disappoint a few people and that’s okay.

”I know that my fans don’t wanna hear this but guess what am never be too far away from you, trust me. The reason why I had to leave the industry is that I needed to choose my life, the music industry is demonic.

”People will tell you half-truth about what really goes on, and the truth is I just wanna be an advocate for honesty and beauty and being a sincere advocate for what facing your demons can do for You.

“Now my fans are probably asking themselves right now; Are you gonna never sing again? Are we gonna never see you perform? Let me reiterate, I love music, I love to create, I love to perform, I’m a vessel, this is what I was brought on earth to be.

Mdee also recalled becoming an alcoholic who could drink herself to sleep after becoming depressed.

“My advice to someone out there is that be true to who you are. I used to say this in many interviews but not really understand any of it, because then again it sounded like the right thing to say.

”But be true to who you are, I had to look at myself, face myself that it was pain, it was shameful, it was scary but I had to do it because there was no other way and in that I found peace and in that I found elevation, I found desire and passion for life.

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