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My songs are for everybody mostly street hustlers, says Otega

Ifedayo Stephen Oghenetega aka Otega Jogbo Boy is rated as one of the most creative talents in the Nigerian music industry.

Otega first showed glimpses of his budding career when in 2018, he released his breakthrough track, ‘Stay Woke’, and featured rapper, CDQ. From then, Otega’s music career assumed a new dimension as he went on to release more songs that topped music charts.

The entertainer describes music as his main source of happiness and wants to share with the world what it means to be happy to make good music and be happy at it.

Speaking about his fast rise on the music scene, the singer said while he appreciates the success he has recorded as a singer, he would not want to be seen as just a successful singer but a prolific songwriter and rapper whose lyrics pierces through the souls of many music lovers around the globe.

“My songs are not for a section of the industry or people. My songs come from the recesses of my heart and they are meant for every man who wakes to make a living; everyone who looks up to God for hope and restoration; it is for the artisans and every man on the street trying to eke a living”, he said.

With a studio album entitled ‘Really Bhard’ to his credit, Otega says his game keeps getting better with new sounds and, adding that “Really Bhard, for me is a reflection of my mind and the sound-making wave in Nigeria today. It is a combination of a lot of traditional elements and also a sound from Nigeria Afrobeat, which is getting a lot of attention these days,” he said.


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