The TGIF show is driven in its support for new talents and upcoming musicians in the entertainment industry, it focuses on promoting these new acts, via the radio.happenings.com.ng platform and ensuring that our listeners are entertained with good music. The show holds every Friday at 11am, so make sure you tune in on radio.happenings.com.ng .
Meet the stars for this week:
Her name is Wisdom Otu Ubiebifayen, she is a talented musician, who has had a passion for music from the young age of 13. To hone her musical skill, she was a back up singer for Baba Fryo and some other old-time artistes. Amaikah is from Akwa Ibom and lives in Ajegunle. She has a new music, where she feature Flavour, called Ikuud (which means Tortise in Ibibio). She is single and is dedicated to furthering her career.
Check out more of Amaikah’s music online.
His name is Majesty Eric “STIQUES”, he is a Nigerian musician born in Kaduna but he was raised in London, by origin, he is from Imo State. Thus his life is an interesting blend of cultures and he infuses his music with the vision of music as an art. While growing up, he was exposed to several forms of music and musical instrument, as he was taught to play classical piano pieces, he was a boy’s brigade drummer and was always backstage in orchestral, opera and traditional concerts.
Stiques is a rapper, singer, producer and music composer. His musical profession officially started in 2003, with his performance at church, birth parties and other small events. He also performed at University campus shows. By 2006, he became a full-time vocalist, music producer and studio engineer. These days he is at home microphones, beat machines, keyboards adrenaline rush and live music.
The young musician have been beset with the dilemma of having to join the trend of mainstream music in Nigeria, for quick fame or the option of sticking to his own brand of music, which is the ethos of his talent. It is his belief that originality will outshine trend in the long run. He is currently a member of a band that plays in several events, shows and clubs in Lagos.
Dabyna Poll Abraham, A.k.a Dabyna ”son of rock”
He is the Captain/Lead Singer/Guitarist of the band, which consists of a male bass Guitarist and a female drummer. Dabyna describes his kind of music as Afro Rock, which is a fusion of the Naija afro beat and rock music. He is also plays the acoustic guitar and has the hoarse melodious voice that favours most rock musicians.
His band is involved in several stage performances and events around the world. He is currently in preparation for two musical tours, one being national and the other international, which is set for 2018.
While on the show, Dabyna serenaded listeners with a beautiful rendition of two songs, which were freestyles, he has three albums to his name, consisting of thirty songs all together. This is the first time an artiste has release three albums at the same time. His songs are not sold in hard copy and can only be downloaded online.
Photo credit: King Solomon Ekhaiyeme