With The Gehn Ghen, Orezi Enters Race Against Time
AT last, hip hop artiste Orezi Esegine Allen popularly known as Alhaji Orez dropped his much-anticipated debut album last week but his management company, Sprisal Entertainment, is in a race of his life at the moment.
The initial copies of The Gehn Ghen album initially printed have been exhausted due to high demand, according to the management of the record label.
“We are reprinting a large quantity of the album as we speak because demand is high even before the official release date, we are in a race against time to satisfy people who are demanding for the work,” a source at Sprisal Entertainment who does not want to be named, said on Monday.
The album, which featured collaborations with top Nigeria artistes and an international star and it has been described by music critics as one of the best things to happen in the music industry at a private listening party held in the Victoria Island area of Lagos recently.
Orezi with hit songs such as Shuperu, Shoki, You Garrit and Rihanna has been one of the most consistent and talented entertainers in the country at the moment with lots of local and continental awards and nominations to show for it alongside an international recognition.
‘’I had to drop it (album) now because it is hot. Every other artiste planning to drop an album in September should be advised because from September till next year, Orezi will rule the club houses, the streets and airwaves. My fans can never be disappointed. We are working with a reputable marketer to make sure it is widely spread. I am really grateful to everyone that has supported me since day one till date and I bless the name of Almighty God that maketh things come to pass. I am really grateful, and just to add, expect great and unique hit songs (RnB, Dancehall, Afro and hip hop). It is really hot,” he submitted.
He has shot the video of the chart busting Shoki, one of the songs in the album, so also is the video of Rihanna. Rihanna’s video last year created the kind of buzz in the industry that a young artiste had not achieved in a long while.
Rihanna’s video was rated number seven, out of eight Most Incredible Videos Around The World, by the world’s number one online TV channel YouTube late last year. The presenters singled Orezi out for commendation for what they described as the great video concept especially for him going extra length to get a Rihanna look alike to feature in the video. The concept, quality and directing was great, they said.
He also travelled to South Africa to shoot his U Garrit song video.
On his hit rack Shoki, Orezi said, “God has been good to me, as you can see things have really changed for me in both my music career and life… Shoki is actually a dance that has been in existence but not popular until I saw a boy in my hood, dancing and I asked him what kind of dance is this, he said it’s called shoki and at that moment the inspiration came and played it along a beat that has been on my phone since and behold it went well I called the owner of the beat ‘Popito’ and the rest is history,” he said.