Aramide is ready to put out her debut album as revealed by her in a tweet in the early hours of today Thursday October 6, 2016.
She has however not indicated the title of the album nor the exact release date but her tweet suggests the album may be titled “The Keys” with the release date to be sometime in November.
The Nigerian Afro-soul/Jazz artiste discovered her talent for singing and writing as a teenager and decided to nurture them.
After finishing her secondary education, she learnt to play the saxophone and guitar being very passionate both instruments.
A third-runners up with a band she joined for the Star Quest talent hunt show while she was still at the University of Jos spurred her to pursue a solo career after graduation.
The talented singer got signed to Baseline Music on September 9, 2014 after her exit from Eldee’s Trybe Records.
Aramide sings about love, betrayal, friendship, trust, and the attendant joys and aches of womanhood. Her musical influences include Erykah Badu, Miriam Makeba, Sade, Angelique Kidjo and other greats.
Her approach to song-writing and her soft but deep and powerful voice are some of the things that stand her out.
The singer won the Alternative Artist of The Year award at the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Award (NEA) and Best Vocal Performance (Female) category at the 2015 edition of the Headies Award for love song ‘Iwo nikan’. She has been nominated for the Best Female Artist in West Africa and Best Artist in African RnB & Soul at the 2016 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
Her singles released in 2016 ‘Love me’ featuring Adekunle Gold and ‘Fun mi lowo’ featuring Sir Dauda have received good reviews and getting great airplay on radio stations within and outside Nigeria.
Aramide is well known for other songs including ‘I don’t care’ an up-tempo rendition which tells off the haters of her relationship, and ‘Feeling this feeling’ that talks about love and friendship and her acoustic cover of Davido’s ‘Ekuro’ amongst others.