Real Name: Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele
Stage Name: Oritse Femi
Record Label: Money Stop Nonsense (MSN) Gang
State of Origin: Delta State, born in Lagos State, Nigeria ( Ajegunle )
Oritse Femi Biography
Born and bred in one of the most popular ghetto, Ajegunle, Lagos State, Nigeria. Oritse Femi (Nigerian) is a dropout of Delta State University (Delsu).
He started singing while in secondary school, growing up in a polygamous family ( with the love and support of his family ) his music career wasn’t a smooth journey due to lack of money. There are some times he would have to trek home, after borrowing money to pay for studio fees and get home to no food.
Oritse Femi (Nigerian) performed during programs and students get together. He was encouraged and advised to go into music when people observed that he was talented.
While in school, he developed himself musically and performed at parties and social gatherings. According to an interview with The Punch, his first song ever recorded was titled “Boys dey Binu” (meaning Boys are not Happy). He was also an active part of the Ajegunle based Cherubim and Seraphim choirs. He attended a music school in Ajegunle owned by Johnny Napp, who often invites Jamaican artists to nurture the growing talents in the community. The music school also boast of breeding future reggae sensations of the 90s like Baba Fryo, Daddy Showkey and Daddy Fresh. He explained that his experience in the school added a reggae fusion into his early style of music. He released two albums with his group-mate, Chibudo. The title of the first album was also a hit track in the compilation titled Boys Dey Binu. The second album was titled Money Na Time and they both had 8 tracks.
In 2006, Jingolist was mutually annihilated then he started a solo career. According to an interview with Anna Okon of The Punch, his first solo single was “Flop Politician”. According to him, he was inspired to release the song due to the level of corruption in Nigeria polity. He later released his third album Elewon which translates to Chase Them in English. He started singing about corrupt political leaders and wanted to chase them out of office. His second solo album, titled Unfadeables, was about the wickedness in the world. According to him, the hit track from the album “Mercy of the Lord” was inspired by his personal experiences with worldly things and how the prayers of his mom was able to salvage him by awakening the Spirit of God in him. He explained that he suffered depression while derailing from the godly upbringing, and considers himself a gospel hip-hop artist. The 14 track album features the late Da Grin, 2face Idibia and Pasuma Wonder.
Oritsefemi’s hottest single “Double Wahala” is a remake of Fela Kuti’s song of the same name. In an interview, he stated that the sufferings of the common man in Nigeria inspired the song. He also said his experience living close to a flooded area in Ajegunle with water rushing into his home was an experience he always remembered with the song. His third album is titled Double Wahala. In 2014, he released “Sexy Ladies” featuring Davido.