Thursday, 25 March 2010
SOLA ALLYSON OBANIYI RELEASES NEW ALBUM...
Sola Allyson Obaniyi is not done with us yet. She's just released a new album which is more contemporary with an international feel. The title of the album is '' Imo'ore '' [ Discovering Favour ] and it was launched at the Jogor Centre, opposite Liberty Stadium, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria, recently. Shola's fans, friends, important personalities and music industry buffs attended the event. Her producer, Cobhams Asuquo [ Remember him? He's the blind genius who worked with Asa on her debut album ], Kunle Hamilton [ Entertainment Writer ] and Yinka Ayefele also graced the occasion.
On '' Imo'ore '', Sola is offering something different. Though the tracks are still performed in the Yoruba language, the instrumentation is international. It is an attempt by Sola and Cobhams Asuquo to engage and win over a new crop of fans in Nigeria and the western world. Sola Allyson Obaniyi's three other albums- Eji Owuro [ 2003 ], Gbeje Fori [ 2005 ], and Ire [ 2007 ] catered to people mostly in the South-Western parts of Nigeria. '' Ire '', her last album has some good songs like '' Aiye '', '' Imole Atan '', ''Ayanmo Ife '' and '' Eledumare ''. Sola's childhood and teenage years were tough for her because of issues she had with her family. She held on to her dreams because she knew she had a gift. Sola believes it is best to stay with ones calling regardless of whether it is popular or not. Today, her gift has made her a notable singer in Nigeria. Her albums have sold about 2 million copies. Her most popular song to date is '' Eji Owuro '' [ A love song about couples being faithful to each other ]. Sola Allyson Obaniyi rocks!!!
Source: www.tribune.com.ng, www.aderadio.com