MOELOGO IS SUPER TALENTED
‘Music started out for me while I was in Nigeria with grandma at church. I loved the praise and worship. It was just beautiful’– Moelogo
The things that excite us about the Nigerian entertainment industry simply vary. Some people get their adrenalin pumped up with every celebrity controversy that breaks while some will have dry fasting to be able to have selfies with their favourite celebrity but what tickles me the most is when I discover an artiste with a creative sound that reminds me of some of the great musicians that have contributed to the development of the Nigerian music catalog. If the creative depth of the likes of Asa , Brymo and the Adekunle Golds of today have swept you off your feet, then I can’t imagine what will become of you when you come in contact with Moelogo ‘Ireti’ EP. In terms of what this album delivers, it’s like merging all the songs ever produced by Asa, Brymo, Adekunle Gold all together in one album and inside one artiste. The day I heard Dami of Beatfm Lagos play the single in that album also titled ‘Ireti’, remains one of the best days I have had this year.
This was how FADER magazine described the album,
‘Recorded in collaboration with producer P2J, the EP anchors floating, sticky melodies with the kind of buoyant percussion and gut-wrenching bass that’ll make you buss a wine wherever you are. The opening track in particular, “Plenty Plenty,” sounds like a frozen drink gripped tight at an outdoor party. The project gets its title from the Yoruba word for “hope”—a sentiment you can hear all over the final song “Ireti,” a triumphant power ballad done Naija-style.
When Moelogo was asked about the album:
“This Ìréti EP is all about hope—having faith, not believing in failure and just having a positive outlook on life, despite whatever reality you’re faced with. This EP really means a lot to me; I hope it shows the growth in my artistry, and maturity as a man representing my British culture and African heritage’.
From the moment I heard the album, my instinct drove me to go in search of whom the artiste was. After several days of search, I met Moelogo on Social media and he granted me an interview via the mail.
Kindly describe how music started out for you?
Music started out for me while I was in Nigeria with grandma at church. I
loved the praise and worship. It was just beautiful.
Describe the motivation behind the album ‘Ireti’?
The motivation was Ireti, which means hope. It’s like it spoke to me and I
was simply just replying
Give us a brief history about you?
Moelogo is a young man and an artist. I’m a father of 1 and I work really hard to glorify the culture and just be the best I can be for the world but especially for myself.
When last were you in Nigeria and also name some of the Nigerian artistes
you have worked with?
I was in Nigeria last year December and I’ve worked with the likes of Sound
Sultan, Paveway , Oritsefemi , Drb Lasgidi and Davido.
Where do you see your brand in the next one year?
Bigger places… Bigger things… Pushing the culture forward.
Words by Sesan Adeniji
(Culled from Mystreetz Magazine)