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Birthday Shout! Celebrating Afro-hiphop star Oritsefemi

Yvonne Williams

Popular Nigerian singer-songwriter and Afro-hiphop star Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele simply known as Oritsefemi is an indigene of Delta State who has made a name for himself in the music industry.

Birthday Shout! Celebrating Afro-hiphop star Oritsefemi

Oritsefemi, the third child of his mother, was born and raised in a polygamous family of 25 in Ajegunle. He hails from the Itsekiri tribe of North Warri, Delta State. He attended Mayday Secondary School in Ikoyi but later switched to Tolu Primary School in Ajegunle following financial constraints. He completed his elementary education at Army Children School. For his secondary school education, he attained his secondary school certificate from Randle Secondary School and went on to study law at Delta State University in Abraka, but dropped out to concentrate on his music career.

He has cited Fela Kuti, Daddy Showkey and Sizzla Kalonji as his greatest influences and role models.

Birthday Shout! Celebrating Afro-hiphop star Oritsefemi

He is best known for his remake of Fela Kuti’s “Double Wahala” song. His rendition of the song earned him 2 nominations at the 2014 City People Entertainment Awards, winning the award for Most Popular Song of the Year. He also won the Indigenous Artist of the Year award at the 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. In 2014, he released the remix for his version of the song featuring D’banj.

Birthday Shout! Celebrating Afro-hiphop star Oritsefemi

He released two albums with his group-mate, Chibudo. The title of the first album was also a hit track in the compilation titled Boys Dey Binu. The second album was titled Money Na Time and they both had 8 tracks.

His third album is titled Double Wahala. In 2014, he released “Sexy Ladies” featuring Davido.

The music star turn 31 years today.

Happy birthday Oritsefemi!

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