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‘No advice me’, says Orezi in comeback single

AFTER seven years hiatus, Afro-pop star Esegine Allen, who is better known by the stage name Orezi, has made a heavy comeback with his new song, No Advise Me, an Amapiano lace smash. 

   The latest offering which was released on Friday, November 18 will house as a track under his forthcoming Extended Play (EP) set to be released in February 2023.

   Produced by Banana Boy, the new single, comes barely two weeks after music journalist Joey Akan stressed about the singer-songwriter’s effect on the rise of Afrobeats not being properly documented.

   No Advice Me is a feel-good Afrobeats single in which Orezi demands that he be left to live his life the way he pleases.

  “The track talks about lifestyle and how to enjoy life because we only die once. The song was produced by Banana Boy and it’s now available on all streaming platforms,” Orezi said. 

   The Delta State born musician is one of the talents whose music caused quite a stir in the Afrobeats scene and his returns with a new single, offers a reminder of his talent

   Though he rose to prominence in 2013 with the release of the song Rihanna, Orezi began his music career in early 2009, and has worked with major beat makers (producers) in the Nigerian music industry, including Kiddominant, Del B and Dokta Frabz.

   His debut song I No Fit Lie became Radio Continental’s theme song, and went on to headlined a show named after the song. The show was organised by the Continental Broadcasting Services (CBS). The music video for the song was shot in South Africa. 

   In 2010, Orezi Orezi performed during Star Music Trek’s visit to Kaduna and Makurdi, and also performed at an event celebrating Nigeria’s 50th Independence Day.

   The same year, he released the single High B.P, with an accompanying music video that was endorsed by MTV Base. The same year, he released the DJ JamJam-assisted track Jamilaya.

   In early 2011, Orezi was featured in Emoti alongside Danagog, Igho and DJ Debby. The song enjoyed rotational airplay on Trace TV, MTV Base, Soundcity and One Music. 

   Orezi was also featured on ace DJ Jimmy Jatt’s single Komije alongside Sauce Kid, Muna and Igho. He released the music video for the song Booty Bouncewhich had cameo appearances from Karen Igho, Bovi, Wande Coal, Kay Switch, Sina Rambo, Vina, Danagog, Skuki and General Pype, among others. 

   For several weeks, Booty Bounce was one of the top 10 African songs on Trace Urban, Channel O and MTV. The music video for the song was nominated for Most Gifted Reggae Video of the Year at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.

    Prior to the Channel O Music awards, in early 2011, Orezi was among the artistes that performed at DJ Jimmy Jatt’s ‘Jump Off’ show that held at the Get Arena in Lekki. 

   In 2012, he performed at the Rhythm Unplugged concert in Ibadan, and toured with Trace Urban and St. Remy. 

    March 2014, saw him release the French version of his single Shoki, which he followed up with released the single You Garrit. The song’s music video was released in September same year.

    He released his debut album The Ghen Ghen in September 2015; it features collaborations with 9ice, Davido, Flavour, Ice Prince, M.I Abaga, Timaya and Wizkid. 

   In November 2015, the Afro-pop artiste released the music video for his single Ogede, while in September 2016, he released the controversial single Call the Police.

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