Weird MC is an Artiste, Lyricist, Producer and Composer whose sound is a Hybrid of HipHop/Afrocentricity/Club Essence plus anything undefined. Her main influences are Fela Kuti, Missy Elliott, Jimi Hendrix,Lauryn hill, Tina Turner, Dr Dre, The Neptunes and Lagbaja. Her material borders on the political as well as “Party till u drop” Anthems. One minute she taps into ur consciousness with her thought provoking lyrics the next she has u bouncing to her joints in the clubs. She’s got a distinctive sound which is credible and commercially acceptable. This is one Artiste who can’t be put in a box, try doing that and you’d have to break the seal over and over again,Weird MC's style also embraces the use of live instruments against the backdrop of cutting edge sounds and Traditional Grooves. She delivers her material in English and Yoruba This reflects her multicultural background she cuts across universally. Nigeria’s HipHop icon started out taking part in Talent contests such as the reputable club 291 contest U.K. s equivalent to America’s Apollo. In 1992 she took part placing 3rd this did not phase her,she got really motivated and placed an ad in the U.K.s HipHop Connection magazine seeking for a producer. A young producer named Kevin Best came through and within two months of recording with him Weird MC released a double sided single titled “Wanna make u jack”/”Let’s Get Wet” . This single went straight to NO 1 on the Choice fm Promo charts and NO1 on the Blues and Soul UK Swing charts. The release also got good reviews in the print media . Da Rappatainer immediately got busy on the live performance circuit securing a support slot opening up for MC Lyte along the way the late Aaliyah even came to see one of her performances. Determined to take her career to another level Weird MC went back into the studio and recorded a few more songs she decided to go to Nigeria on vacation whilst there she had a chance meeting with a couple of music consultants and got her material shopped to a few labels: Disc Entertainment offered her a PPD Deal. Sola put out her debut album titled “Simply Weird” which produced an instant smash hit “Allen Avenue” this was the first attempt to fuse Afrobeat and HipHop elements, Fela Kuti loved it so much. Sola became a major favourite on the Nigerian Live circuit performing at the biggest concerts such as the Benson and Hedges golden tones Series she was the only MC with a deal in the country. The success of her debut album spurred her on to record another but this recording was never released for an unknown reason till date this was really demoralsing for the artiste and she decided to take a break. That was then this is now weird MC has since made up for her long absence with a painstakingly prepared album After Da Storm (released by 0907 entertainment HER LABEL IMPRINT ; marketed by Ahbu Ventures) on which she reinvents her style and re-establishes herself as an artiste to reckon with. The first single off the album, Ijo Ya (produced by award-winning producers Mr Skillz and Don Jazzy) topped all audio and video charts for eight straight weeks and was No 1 on MTV BASE. The album moved a record 100,000 units in its first week of release and has been nominated for major industry awards including the prestigious Channel O African Music Video awards 2006 (where her video Ijo ya was voted best special effects video). Proud of her achievements locally and internationally, her home state, Ogun State has identified with her success, making her ambassador of the state’s tourism/golf resort, and supporting her upcoming music academy project. AWARDS 1997 Weird MC won proper recognition for HipHop Music in Nigeria by picking up the very first HipHop Music Award in the country. She was named the Best HipHop/Pop Act of the year. 1998 Best Rap Act 1998 Special recognition award for contributing towards the development of HipHop music in Nigeria. 2005 Best Special Effect 2005 Best Artiste from Ogun state 2005 Outstanding African Pride Artiste 2005 Best Nigerian Female Act Abuja Awards 2005 HipHop Artiste of the year 2007 MOST POPULAR FEMALE MUSICIAN 2007 BEST POP ALBUM 2007 FEMALE ARTISTE OF THE DECADE COLLABS Nigeria’s 1st Lady of HipHop is an open minded music creator who transcends so called music boundaries this has lead her to collaborate with Acts as versatile as her influences. She has recorded and performed with the likes of Femi Kuti, Lagbaja, Afrocelts, JJC and the 419 Squad, Tony Allen, Rhythmic Altered State, The Shrine sound System, Ashley Beedle, King Sunny Ade, KWAM1, Kween,2face and Psquare. PERFORMANCES This Dynamic Artiste one of the most Daring and Energetic Acts 2 emerge in recent times has an impressive live record, her ability to engage an audience is simply amazing. She has graced stages with the likes of Akon,jay-Z, LL cool J,Beyonce,Snoop,Busta Rhymes,Ciara and Missy. Her personal and collaborative performances have taken her to the Four corners of the Universe. NIGERIA [MTN,GLO,CELTEL,CALABAR FESTIVAL,BIG BROTHER NIGERIA, BAYELSA FESTIVAL,HIPHOP AWARDS, CITY PPLE AWARDS,STAR MEGAJAM CHANNEL 0 ROADSHOW,RHYTHM UNPLUGGED,THIS DAY FESTIVAL to name a few U.K. Ukraine Russia Bulgaria, Finland Ghana Berlin Belgium France Amsterdam Ireland Norway Spain America WEIRD MC’S DISCOGRAPHY 1991-WANA MAKE U JACK/LET'S GET WET SINGLE 1994- IN FULL SWING 1997 – SIMPLY WEIRD ALBUM 1999- ORIGINAL AFROBEAT 2002- HOME COOKING WITH TONY ALLEN 2002- PETTY ASS CROOK WITH RHYTHMIC ALTERED STATE 2003- MIGRATING SOUNDS ON EMI 2005- IJOYA SINGLE 2006- AFTER DA STORM ALBUM 2006 - READY 2 PARTY SINGLE 2006- LAGOS STORI PLENTI 2006 – BIZZYBODY 2 WITH P SQUARE WEIRD MC’S VIDEOGRAPHY 1997 – ALLEN AVENUE 1998 - YAWA GO GAS (Alongside Alariwo) 2005 – IJO YA (animated) 2005 - IJOYA (non animated) 2006 – READY TO PARTY 2006 – TIRE NI 2006 - DA WAY WE BLO’ 2006 – KAMPE 2006 - BIZZY BODY 2 (Alongside Psquare) Weird MC produces her material and she collaborates with other producers she recently took a break from her career to study Music Technology at the Institute of Music and Technology Deptford in England. There aren’t too many Female producers in the industry and the Weird MC will like to be one of the people to effect a change in this area. Weird MC is also recognised as one of the Pioneers of “Women in Afrobeat” a genre which has been male dominated since it’s inception because of her refreshing blend of Afrobeat /HipHop elements. She undoubtedly remains one of Africa’s most important voices.
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