ATELA SOUND IS UNIQUE

ATELA SOUND IS UNIQUE

I will describe my music and sound as “sweet love” a fusion of R&B and
Afro pop. My sound is something I would like to say has been building up
over the years, because I grew up inductively listening to a lot of Joe, R
Kelly, Craig David, Celine Dion..’ – Atela

Atela / Mystreetz Magazine

Squeeze Records presents Atela – A native of Benue State, this
Singer/Songwriter attended Plateau High in Jos, started singing at the age
of 14 in a Catholic church choir where he developed his skills in music,
song writing and entertainment.

‘Music for me started in the church choir (St. Theresa Catholic church
choir, Jos), then I was the youngest chorister (Smalley) as they fondly
called me and I was given the responsorial psalm at some point and I
nailed it. Responsorial psalm is a big deal, so when it was my turn I did
my best and the congregation ended up loving my rendition. That prompted
the choirmaster to allow me take subsequent masses (a month in a row). This
gave me a little fame and I loved the attention I was getting in church as
some parents would use me as an example (lol) and even gave me tokens. This
further triggered my interest in the art, I thought to myself, “So I can
make people feel this good and get rewards for it?” I eventually voiced on
a studio beat and I liked it, people did too. So it went on from there.’ –
Atela.

Atela / Mystreetz Magazine

Since then Atela has released ‘Kekere’ produced by DJ COUBLON and video
shot and directed by UNLIMITED L.A. The single has gained a massive
acceptance by fans and has enjoyed commendable airplay. Atela’s latest
single is ‘OJUJU CALABAR’ a fusion of R&B and highlife music produced by T-
SPIZE with the video shot and directed by CLARENCE PETERS.

‘I will describe my music and sound as “sweet love” a fusion of R&B and
Afro pop. My sound is something I would like to say has been building up
over the years, because I grew up inductively listening to a lot of Joe, R
Kelly, Craig David, Celine Dion that my big brother would play on high
volume and I would be forced to listen, and the occasional Osadebe and
other highlife music that would be played by my dad on weekends. Until
recently I started consciously listening to Chris brown, Mario, Usher,
Banky W, Darey.’ – Atela.

Sesan Adeniji

Culled from Mystreetz magazine ( Black Magic Edition )

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