Moniyke drops new single OMG
Realising the many things God has done for him, how He has protected and provided for him in the past and is still protecting him, Solomon Ikechukwu Keneze popularly known as Moniyke in the entertainment industry, decides to honour God, the source of his inspiration with a new single titled OMG (Oh My God).
Featuring musical genius like Jethro Chinweotito Abara (J smith) the songs can be played anywhere and in any occasion including, parties and churches. Aside from lifting the spirit of the listener, the songs, which cannot be totally classified as a gospel music expresses the wonders of God in a way that would make you dance.
Released towards the end of 2014, Moniyke says, “many people that have listened to the CD have attested to the fact that it is a kind of music one would dance to, anywhere, anytime, any day. We believe it’s a perfect song for all seasons considering all the happenings in the world.”
Upon graduation from Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, where he studied physics and electronics (production tech), one would have expected the young Keneze to pick up a salaried job or go into small scale trading common among his people, but the indigene of Uga in Aguata local government council of Anambra State, followed his passion and ventured into music.
How did your parents react to your decision? “They felt hurt, never wanted to hear me say it, but all that has changed. Seeing my creativity and audience following, they have come to believe, it is my calling and are giving me all the encouragement I need to move ahead,” he reveals.
Has there been anytime you feel like changing your decision of going into music? “No, not at all. In fact, I am just beginning to unveil the best in me. I have no cause to change my decision because music is in me; it is my passion and I have no regrets whatsoever,” he avows.
Not just singing, Moniyke, who made his first hit in market in 2012 with the smash single Were Obim (Take My Heart) is out to carve a niche for himself with his kind music, which is a fusion of diverse genres.
He says, “my music genre is good music. I play good; my brand of music is good music because it’s a fusion of rhythm ‘n’ blues, soul, jazz, high-life, soft, rock, reggae and others that appeal to music lovers.”
Apart from music the Were Obim crooner is the chief executive officer of Hybreed Music and Entertainment Company, a record outfit with the state-of-the-art studio located at Ikeja, Lagos.
Commenting on his company he notes, “it focuses on discovering, nurturing and packaging new talents from the grassroots and showcasing them to the world through music. We also package shows and events aside from in depth multimedia and artiste marketing.”
Sharing his philosophy of life, the music producer says, “it is only when you look beyond the present into the future that you make the best of decisions.”
With the responses Moniyke is getting from OMG, he is working on the musical video of his latest album.
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