by Ada Igboanugo
It all started with a beat.
Prolific Producer and C.E.O of Mohits Records, DonJazzy together with NotJustOk.com came up with a competition for fans and lovers of music alike. The beat titled “Enigma” was put up for free download to anyone who could come up with a suitable music. This was a chance for those who always wanted a Don Jazzy Beat to finally do what they did best, but that is not to say they didn’t have a lot of ‘misfit’ entries – even from Chigurl herself.
After reviewing over 1,800 entries for the #Enigma Beat Competition in the space of one week, 3 weeks of recording, screening, voting (34,410 votes from different parts of the world), the Top 10 Finalists were released. The public then voted for these artistes according to their brilliance, and the top 3 winners were finally picked.
Below are the winners:
IBK who acquired 38% (13,214) of the votes – making him the winner of the competition and whooping the grand sum of $2000 – is a music producer, rapper, singer/song-writer, born and raised in the city of Warri in Delta State. Better known for his music pairing with Soul crooner, Bez, Ibk has been able to make himself known in the music industry. With the production name MARTIANSHIP and a genre of music that’s out of this world, he is gradually carving a niche for himself.
Teeklef started out singing in the church choir and developed into a sensational R & B singer, rapper, producer and songwriter. His dexterity on the piano and drums; alongside his uniquely sonorous voice has earned rave reviews from music pundits. He singlehandedly built his studio, and has been able to record and produce his own music. He plans to release his first EP – On a C-Rius Note – soon.
Recently concluding the Big Bang Tour sponsored by “VH1’s Save the Music Foundation” and “The Amanti House”, he has his eyes set on making an impact and dominating the music industry with his uniquely creative style of music.
He has won $1000 for himself in the Enigma Competition.
Born February 2nd, 1995 Opeyemi Akinloye aka OPZY took his time to write down lyrics while in high school. He would sing to his classmates who often applauded him. However, his first single “Money Makes Me Swagger” came and went without any impact in the music industry.
His following two singles “Jaiye bi oba” and “Yoruba rap” were produced by ace producer Samklef and are already making waves in different schools, clubs and bars.This young talented act is currently signed and managed Under Golden Records.
He emerged third in the competition, going away with the third prize of $500.