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Music: Ocean ‘Waka’ – Unexpected “Talent From a Girl So Big in Size”

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Mennnnh, sometimes I think we editors and bloggers have the worst job, ever. It’s like you have to read the craziest things to get to what matters. So, I received this press release from this talented artist’s camp. I am enjoying her work and thinking of sharing it when my eyes fall on this line in the press release, “Ocean wowed the crowd as such prolific performance was not expected from the sensational artist. Having Talent from a girl so big in size, the crowd went crazy scream-shouting her name, equally asking for such energetic and sensational performance in Port – Harcourt.  . . “

*Completely confused face.” What’s with the “(unexpected) talent from a girl so big in size” line? So, the fact that she is “so big in size,” does that preclude having talent? Like what kind of release is this? Is it supposed to make me and my audience happy? What has size got to do with her talent? She has talent, end of story. Plus, if you will send a press release and make her size significant then the press promo picture should also show her true size. Abi? ‘Me I tire sometimes, really.

In any event, the girl is talented and her song ‘Waka’ does have a strong message for ladies and men who have people in their lives that are a waste of space and time. Her message is simple. Tell then to ‘Waka’ because they are replaceable and you can have another them in a minute. End of story.

“Waka’ is inspired by a true life story which tells of self believe. It’s produced by one of Cobhams’ CAMP family, IBK and mixed by Olaitan Dada for Natalio productions and partly directed by Ifan (My Girl).” Enjoy.

“Adaeze Chioma Agbasi better known as Ocean, grew up in Surburb of Surulere but hails from the Eastern region of Nigeria. Born on December 18th, 1985. She started recording in 1999 at Argos as a backup artist and songwriter for a group called AGC boys back then where she honed her talent to set a distinguished career for herself in the entertainment industry.

Her immense effort chronicled her to have released her debut singles in 2005 which got to top 7 on Brilla FM chart in 2006, by then she was the centre of attention.
She is a young lady with a compulsive need to work, and not just work but to create opportunities for herself in rise to stardom. She has worked with top producers like OJB Jezreel, Jo’kaynie, Mr Daz, Puffy T, IBK, E.T.C. She also performed with the divas namely, Omawumi, Kel, Sasha, Mo’Cheddah, Kefee, Waje, Blaise, Essence, Jahdiel at the red carol hosted by Dele Moomodu at the expo center on Dec, 18th 2009. Ocean has also worked with General Pype, Yemi Sax, Rooftop MCs, Ifan, Mike Anyasodo of MTN Project fame in One naija project, in which she is fully involved in.

Ocean recently toured two states in Nigeria; Lagos and Port-harcourt for a voting rights campaign organised by youngster foundation, Jaffy (Julius Awgu) USAID, e.t.c. where she performed alongside 2face, Mi, J Martins, Waje, 2shots,

Ocean wowed the crowd as such prolific performance was not expected from the sensational artist. Having Talent from a girl so big in size, the crowd went crazy scream-shouting her name, equally asking for such energetic and sensational performance in Port – Harcourt. She has rebranded herself working immensely to record a new track titled “WAKA” which happens to be a true life story which generally tells anyone who don’t believe in you to vamoose and watch you shine as a star. It’s produced by one of Cobhams’ CAMP family, IBK and also mixed by Olaitan Dada for Natalio productions and partly directed by Ifan (My Girl).

‘Waka’ is definitely a club hit that would get you on the dancefloor anytime. She has also written songs (album) for Lovina and Jerima. Watch out for her new video directed by Mr Ak One Expression.

[audio:https://www.africamusiclaw.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/Oceans-Waka.mp3|titles=Ocean’s Waka]

Cheers,
Uduak

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3 Comments

  1. michael john says:

    Adaeze i want to say a very big thanks to you for not letting all your effort go in vain by giving the world your voice forever. i cant stay a day without waka. i hope to get more from you.

  2. Dro A says:

    finally remember to comment from a PC. Saw this on my BB, network was sh*tty and my comment wont fly. Ocean is amazing, the art was suppose to be animated – telling her size and she just wanted me to mention her size in the press release, was the only way I could put it to make her happy, my apologies all the same. 🙂 Ocean is an amazing person and singer u'd love her. Thanks Ma Uduak for all the support.

  3. PatriQ says:

    Exceptional talent. Am a BIG fan, cos of ur cousin Ada. Tell her to marry mi

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