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Oritse Femi (Oritse Majemite Ekele)


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SUMMARY DATA:

Name:  Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele

Stage or Nickname:  Oritse Femi AKA Musical Taliban

Date of Birth: January 5th, 1985

Relationship Status: Single

Occupation: Singer

Genre Of Music: Afro Hipop


 

INTRODUCTION

Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele is a Nigerian Afro Hipop singer also known as the Musical Taliban. He came to the limelight with the release of a remake of Fela Anikulapo kuti’s “Double wahala”

EARLY LIFE AND EDUCATION

Oritsefemi is the 3rd child of his mother, he was born and raised in a polygamous family of 25 in Ajegunle lagos. He briefly attended Mayday Secondary School in Ikoyi switched to Tolu Primary School In Ajegunle due to his parents inability to maintain the high cost of schooling in the neighborhood of Ikoyi then completed his eprimary education at Army Children School all in Lagos.

 

He attained his secondary school certificate from Randle Secondary School and applied to study law at Delta State University in Abraka, but dropped out to concentrate on his music career.

MUSIC BEGINS

While in school, he developed himself musically and performed at parties and social gatherings. He was also an active part of the Ajegunle based Cherubim and Seraphim choirs. He attended a music school in Ajegunle owned by Johnny Napp, who often invites Jamaican artists to nurture the growing talents in the community. He explained that his experience in the school added a reggae fusion into his early style of music. He released two albums with his group-mate, Chibudo. . According to an interview with THE PUNCH, his first song ever recorded was titled "Boys dey Binu" (meaning Boys are not Happy). 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.

In 2006, The Junglist Boys broke up following an obscure disagreement between the two artists making up the group.

Both artists Oritse Femi and Chi-Junglist tried to launch their individual solo careers. But only Oritse Femi hit the ground running following the release of "Elewon" and "Flog Politician" which quickly warmed him into the hearts of Ajegunle youths and music audience and later the very classic "Flog Politician" album.

However, a few months after the breakup with his group (Junglist Boys) his partner, Chibudo, stage name "Chi-Junglist" released a diss record after Oritse Femi's successful "Flog Politician" became a street anthem in Ajegunle (JMJ Quarters, Tolu, Alayabiagba, Oyewole, etc.). Chi-Junglist accused Oritse Femi of being a cheat and that it was he who deserved to be flogged and not politicians. Chi's beef track met no response from Oritse Femi as he (Oritse Femi) later went on to release another successful single "Mama Lati" which featured "Sunrise" another Ajegunle singer.

 

HIS MUSIC

Oritse Femi’s hottest single Double Wahala a remake of Fela's song of the same name was released ‘September 2013’

In an interview, he said ”the sufferings of the common man in Nigeria inspired the song”. He also said his experience living close to a flooded area in Ajegunle with water rushing into his home was an experience he always remembered with the 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 ,Igbeyawo and Sexy Ladies featuring Davido

In  May 2015,Oritse femi released an album “Money stops nonsense”, where he featured top artists like Ice Prince, Harry Song, Timaya, Shatta Wale, Phyno, M.I

TODAY

He has done a lot of collaborations in  2016 with artists like Topmost ‘Shope’, Kenny Wonder ‘One by One’, Jibola ‘Counting my blessings’, Chilly Ace ‘Agege Bread’

AWARDS:

Year

Event

Prize

Result

2014

The Headies

Best Street- Hop Artist

Won

2014

City People  Entertainment Awards

Most Popular songs Of The Year

Won

2014

Nigeria Entertainment Awards

Indigenous Artist Of The Year

Won

2014

Nigeria Entertainment Awards

Indeginous Artist Of The Year

Won

2015

City People  Entertainment Awards

Best Dance Hall

Won

2015

Peace Ambassador Awards

Artist Of The Year

Won

 

 

PERSONAL LIFE

He has two daughters from two women although he is not married to any of them.

ALBUMS

Boys Dey Binu Money Na Time Money Na Time Mr Gomina

ENDORSEMENTS

He is an Ambassador for Avatar.

Top Singles

"Boys dey Binu"

"Flog Politician"

"Money na Time"

"Mercies of the Lord"

"Body & Soul"

"Redi Dance"

"Double Wahala"

"Sexy Ladies″

“Igbeyawo”

 

Article Credit: Edeh kenechukwu

Updated 12 Months ago
 

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