Efezino releases new single “Totori”
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The exceptional Nigerian artist, Efezino has released her second single with the title “Totori”. Totori, officially released on the 28th of January is coming two years after her first single “Amere”.
Efezino Majiri Akpo is a professional singer and song writer from Irri in Isoko South, Delta State. She grew up in Warri. Raised in a musical family of six, she started singing in her church choir at the age of 9. She recalls walking past her church window and hearing the choir rehearse and wanted to be part of it, so the next weekend she joined. From an early age, her older brother introduced her to Jazz music and she listened to all other genres of music too; from Celtic to RnB to pop music. At the age of 12, She wrote her first song to a jazz piece by the South African music group “Yellow Jackets” with the help of her brother and sang it at her first concert which he took her to. From then on, her brother would take her round Delta State to sing at events. Having parents and siblings who grew up in the choir for support made music naturally a part of her from a young age.
Her dad was a musician in the 70s and 80s, performing with his guitar while studying Law at The University of Nigeria, Enugu and in religious events back at home in Delta State. Himself and his whole class saved up to buy the first school bus for the Lagos State Law school. He was and still is an amazing song writer, with a long list of popular songs being sung in many churches to this day. It is safe to say she got her love for music from him.
At age 17, she participated in her first ever talent competition “Who Sings Best”. She ended up winning the show. It was during the “Who Sings Best” competition that she met Oscar Heman-Ackah(SMG) who was the head judge.
The next year, she participated in the first season of Nigerian Idol as a contestant and made it to the top 100. Following her eviction, she went back to school but decided to try again for the 3rd season of the show. This time she got as far as top 6. Her dad and whole family has always been a big support to her career, with her siblings taking her to audition for competitions in different states and even out of the country to her dad helping to write lines to her songs and even was responsible for naming her hit debut single “AMERE’’. Her dad to this day continues to play a huge role in helping to write songs on her project.
She graduated with a B.Sc. in Human Anatomy from Delta State University in 2014.
In 2017, she participated in the second season of The Voice and made it to the live show round of the competition.
As a professional singer she has recorded demos for Rihanna, Brandy and Asa and also done backups for some of Africa’s finest like Simi and has also worked with Paul Okoye, Falz, Adekunle Gold and Zoro. She is the voice behind some of the biggest brand ads in Africa like Delta soap jingle, DSTV Fix it on the go, Hans and Rene etc.
Her sound is a combination of Contemporary, Pop, Retro, Afro, Soul, Folk, and Alternative music.
In November 2018, she released her first single, Amere and in December 2019, she released Amere EP (in Swahili, French and Pidgin).
Efezino is an independent artist.