With For The Ladies, Rotimo Celebrates Women
NO doubts, this indeed, is the best of times for the London-based Nigerian artiste, Rotimo. The dude is currently riding on the crest of popularity and making an in-road into the country’s music scene.
Rotimo headlines the regular music event, enCORE, organised by his promotional outfit, in collaboration with television and radio stations in the UK such as, BEN TV, Vox TV, Arise TV and Bang Radio.
The event, which attracts music buffs in droves, has held at various highbrow venues in London including, The O2 Academy Islington, The Garage, Dingwalls and The Jazz Café, among others; aside from being a constant feature at music festivals.
The artiste, who oozes enormous charm, captivated the audience when he performed at the Troxy, London recently alongside Davido and Runtown at the Davido Album Launch/Concert 2015. The audience, including teenage girls of different races, was highly excited when he rendered his new single to the admiration of all.
With his new single, For the Ladies, which recently debuted on the fourth spot on The Top 7 with Jacob Akinyemi-Johnson (JAJ), on Rhythm 93.7 FM station, Rotimo celebrates women all over the world.
The Afro-centric soul song is rendered in a sonorous voice, which appeals to the ears, but whose bass guitar intro creates an up-beat tempo — a needed vibe to attract a myriad of audiences.
According to the artiste, he has experimented with various styles of music in the course of his career and one of his attributes is his ability to compose songs across different genres.
“I wrote my first song entitled, Skin, when I was 17 years old,” he said. “I have been writing and producing my songs ever since. I discovered I have the flair for music early in life and consequently started a career.”
Some of his songs include, Skin, Mad Crazy, Tumbolo, Oliver Twist, a remix of D’Banj’s song, which Rotimo reproduced with a cacophony of saxophone and trumpet reminiscent of the late Afrobeat legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti- and the latest rave, “For the Ladies” produced by Ajay.
As a live performer in the UK, Rotimo initially explored a career in an underground UK funk band as a prequel to carving a niche for himself as an artiste. He has since garnered a large followership with his dexterity on stage; the new hit single further defines him as an established artiste.
With a vocal sound that brings to mind music legends like Marvin Gaye, Prince and Stevie Wonder, Rotimo distinguishes himself with his unique productions, which fuse Western elements with Afrobeats.