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Kayefi Osha - Crazy World
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Kayefi Osha

Crazy World

BIK Recording

Released: 15th June 2018 | 5 track contemporary r&b ep

KAYEFI:

AFRICA – AND THE WORLD- WELCOMES A MAJOR NEW TALENT

Well. Not so new, it seems. ..

Observant Naija Music followers who have enjoyed tunes in the past few years from the likes of ID Kabasa, Dagrin, Tuface Idibia, 9ice and KSB already know Kayefi's voice in the chorus of these massive Nigerian hit makers' no 1 songs.

But now Kayefi- Lawal Deborah Olufunmilayo – strikes out alone- and how.

Hailing from Yoruba-speaking Ogun state, Kayefi blends Ijala (a traditional Yoruba chant) with African melody and elements of neo-soul –think Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Bahamadia – to create a unique take on Afro-Soul, a movement that's been quietly taking root all over Africa in the last few years, behind all the glitz and glamour of the commercial African dance music industry – but especially in Nigeria and Ghana.

Kayefi is taking Afro-Soul to a whole new level with top UK producers like Simba and Kayode Samuel. The new EP Crazy World is Kayefi's calling-card. Apart from ORESKE (more below on that one!) the overall sound is deep, organic, acoustic, real musicians, real instruments…and ALL tunes written and composed entirely by the lady herself.

The title track brings to mind Erykah Badu, before kicking into a gentle root-reggae pulse for a whole different neo-soul vibe; HERE THEY GO AGAIN is a driving, Afro- rock-inflected number: IDOWU OGBO, about a love-affair gone bad, switches the mood yet again, with elegiac keyboards against a sweet horn section and Kayefi's unique Ijali vocals; MA NI RARE casts a small string section against bluesy trumpet in this distinctly Nigerian take on a song with a gospel-tinged Southern Deep Soul feel: the beautiful OJEJE is a folk-jazz tune with a cautionary lyric –when do you give advice to your loved ones, and when is it better to let things take their own course?

But Kayefi knows, too, that, sometimes, she has to give her fans something to hit the dancefloor with: ORESKE, in several different mixes, had been getting solid mainstream radio action over the past few months from the likes of DJ Toddla T (BBC Radio 1/1X and elsewhere) as well as on all quality Naija club floors in Lagos, London and Germany.

But –as Kayefi rightly insists – there is more to music than just dance, so we urge you to take the time to read her poetic and poignant lyrics, whether or not you understand Yoruba, because a large part of Kayefi's unique message is in the lyrics as well as the notes.

Kayefi OSHA, in Yoruba, means roughly 'mysterious deity'. In her music Kayefi continually gives thanks to that deity, who guides her soul and gives her the strength and talent to write such fine songs..

The E P CRAZY WORLD is due for Release November 28 2016 in Nigeria, rest of the world January 30th2017

JOHN ARMSTRONG, LONDON, FALL 2016.

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"The first time I heard the name Kayefi in relation to music, was at the home of Alapomeji CEO. Most mornings, I would wake up to the sound of Oreske (her first single) blasting from one of the cars in the driveway. I couldn’t deny the fact that the voice I heard coming out of the speakers was intoxicating. I found her music interesting not because I heard it literally most mornings, but because her voice and style were very unique and I dare say spiritual. I believe the ability to do music well is a gift and she is one Nigerian singer that is fortunate enough to own this gift."
Tony Payne, Blogger
"Without comparing her directly to France Based Nigerian Songstress ASA, when I think about Kayefi and her music, I think about the likes of Asa and Erykah Badu. Soulful, pure, musical, whimsical! Sometimes I visualize adorning a well tailored Ankara gown and headdress on her and putting her on a world stage because I want the world to see what I see and hear what I hear"
lanre, gurdian newspaper Nigeria
"Kayefi is taking Afro-Soul to a whole new level with top UK producers like Simba and Kayode Samuel. The new EP ‘Crazy World’ is Kayefi’s calling-card. Apart from Oreske, the overall sound is deep, organic, acoustic, real musicians, real instruments…and all tunes written and composed entirely by the lady herself."
john Armstrong, music compiler
"Kayefi, Lawal Deborah Olufunmilayo, strikes out alone. Hailing from Yoruba-speaking Ogun State, Kayefi blends Ijala (a traditional Yoruba chant) with African melody and elements of neo-soul; think Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Bahamadia – to create a unique take on Afro-Soul, a movement that’s been quietly taking root all over Africa in the last few years, behind all the glitz and glamour of the commercial African dance music industry, but especially in Nigeria and Ghana."
kayode Alao, Tribune newspaper nigeria
"“There are so many things to sing about, especially in this country that we are. I want everybody outside Nigeria to know about Nigeria. Not matter how confusing, how disastrous Nigeria is at the moment, I’m still a proud citizen. So, I want to talk about my country. I want to introduce people to my country. Music is a weapon. It’s high time for us to use that weapon and channel it to what we think can be the solution. That’s what Here They Go and Crazy World is all about.”"
Joe Agbro jr, Nation newspaper
"rising Nigerian songstress Kayefi shines on a re-mix by UK DJ Major Notes of her “Oreske."
Shanachie entertainment USA, Afrobeat Hot Hits