Ibiyemi releases new single - ORE

Ibiyemi is a singer, songwriter with a particular love for soul music. She was born on the 22nd of May 1981 in San Francisco, California to the Ajakaiye family of Kogi state in Northern Nigeria.

Her musical influences include Mary j Blige, Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman, and the legendary Stevie Wonder

Ibiyemi’s professional career began in 2003 when she began performing as a back- up vocalist for other more established artistes.

On the 4th of July 2004 she made her first major solo performance singing the national anthem at the 228th independence ceremony of the United States, organised by the US mission in Nigeria. That became the first of many such performances, including the privileged opportunity to perform the national anthem at the historic Presidential Inaugural ceremony in May of 2007.

In late 2005, Ibiyemi’s love for live music led her to embrace the stage, becoming the lead vocalist in a high profile band which saw her thrilling audiences three nights a week with beautiful renditions of timeless classics at the Le’Meridien Hotel Abuja (now Nicon Luxury Hotel) for over a year.

Ibiyemi has achieved modest success and popularity with the singles ‘Can you love me?’, ‘Don’t leave me’and recently ‘Ore’.

‘Can You love me?’, her first single, has since been featured on the soundtrack to the November Movies production ‘Caught In the middle’ starring Richard Mofe Damijo and Dakore Egbuson. It has also been adopted as the Theme song For Alphavision Media’s Television soap opera production “168”, aired on local television stations nationwide.

‘Don’t Leave Me’ won her a coverted nomination at the HipHop World Awards 2010 in the category of Best Vocal performance by a female.

Ibiyemi has performed alongside world acclaimed artists including Asa and Grammy award nominee Femi Kuti.

Her highly anticipated album ‘Love always wins’ was released on August 28, 2010. The album is available on iTunes and some stores in Lagos. Ore (yoruba for FRIEND) is Ibiyemi's latest single and was just released. It's a beautiful song that talks about friendship; Ibiyemi's voice is so rich!

Ibiyemi - ORE

For more Information, please visit:

www.ibiyemi.com, www.myspace.com/ibiyemi

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