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Meet the artists under Funke Akindele and JJC Skillz SOP records

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JJCskillz who just
turned 40 recently, over the years has been a pacesetter making a lot of
stars. He celebrates his 40 birthday with the launch of the record
label SOP Records owned by him and his wife Funke Akindele Bello.

Artists
signed to the label include Mo Easy, Gemstones, Sonorous and
Martinfeelz. These artists performed the soundtrack of the new TV series
Industreet produced by Funke Akindele Bello, a show aimed at educating
young minds about the peculiar Nigerian music industry and her
associations.

JJC Skillz, Funke AKindele and the SOP artists

JJC Skillz, Funke AKindele and the SOP artists
(Scene One Productions)

Here is a background of each of these SOP Records signed up acts:

GemStones

Gemstones

Gemstones
(SOP Records)

 

Awa- Agwu Uzoma Ruby and Awa-
Agwu Olanma Pearl, born 9 minutes apart on October 18, 1994, into a
Christian family and hailing from Ohafia town, Abia State, are twin
sisters. They are the third and fourth of the six children of Captain
Awa Udonsi Agwu and Mrs. Chidinma Awa- Agwu. Being the only set of twins
in their closely knit nuclear family, they have grown up doing
everything together.
Rubee and Pearl
share a lot of interests such as singing, writing, acting, dancing and
working out. Rubee is a beach lover, has a great interest in hair making
and styling, loves to try out new dishes, runs a blog on product
review, fitness and lifestyle and is addicted to mind games and puzzles.
Pearl on the other hand is a lover of adventure who has a great
interest in makeup, fashion and modelling, loves to swim and runs a blog
on relationships and short stories.
From
their nursery to university education, the twins have always been
together, pursuing various different interests. They are both graduates
of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, Enugu State where they pursued
different interests whilst always being a part of the school choirs’.
Ruby in the Pure Sciences, studying Biochemistry and Pearl in Arts,
studying Foreign Languages. Both graduated with a Second class upper in
2015 and decided to pursue a major similar interest of theirs, Music.
In
June, 2015, the twins auditioned for the MTN Project Fame Music
Competition, season 8.0 and were both selected to be in the Reality TV
show, with Pearl coming out first runner up and working with Yemi Alade
and Chidinma to release songs, ‘Whatever you do’ and ‘Kedike’  remix,
respectively. Pearl went on to release her own single, ‘Kuro’ in 2016.
And then the duo became a group “Gemstones” under the S.O.P record label
in the same year.
The twins are currently pursuing their music career with Afro RnB as their major genre of music.

Mo Eazy

Mo Eazy

Mo Eazy
(SOP Records)

 

Moses Agboola, popularly known
as Mo Eazy, is from Ibadan (OYO state) but was born in the ancient city
of Kano, in northern Nigeria. His family eventually settled in South
London, UK, where he spent years developing his unique brand of African
influenced Hip Hop music.
Though he lived
in the UK for the good part of his life, Mo Eazy is well grounded in
his African heritage. By combining his native tongue and homegrown
rhythms with Western musical influences, he has created a unique style
and sound that’s increasingly gaining favouritism with fans across
Africa and beyond.
The hard working
multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, producer and performing artiste has
had a passion for music for as long as he can remember. Mo Eazy honed
his skills playing drums and singing in Church at an early age.
He
attributes his intuitive musical sense to growing up listening to his
Mother’s eclectic music collection, which consisted Nigerian musicians
like Fela Kuti, Ebenezer Obey, Ayewa and more. International artistes
such as Michael Jackson, Jay Z and soul infused Gospel sounds were also
influences.
This musical exposure at a
very early age had a strong impact on his use of infectious melodies in
his materials till date, giving him an edge that has made him one of the
most sought after songwriters and producers in the industry.
His
work as a solo artist quickly started to yield dividends in the form of
several awards and nominations such as Nigerian Entertainment Award
(NEA); Nigeria Arise; Black Entertainment, Fashion, Film, Television,
Arts Award (BEFFTA); Best UK Male Act, Best Afro Caribbean Act, Nigeria
Music Video Awards (NMVA), Most Popular Music Video in Europe and
Nigerian U.K Based Achievers Award.
He
also had the opportunity of performing at huge venues like the O2 arena,
while working with industry heavy weights like Craig David, Nate James,
Iwan, D-Black, Ray Lavinder (Konvict music), Salif (Konvict music) and
Da Grout (Konvict music).
He eventually
decided to unleash his arsenal of skills on the Nigerian market with the
release of his hit single, ‘Red Carpet’, which was heavily streamed
over the web, and enjoyed massive radio and video rotation, even
charting in Nigeria and West Africa.
This
reception and desire for self-fulfilment contributed to his decision to
relocate to Nigeria to continue a better part of his life and career in
2011. Mo Eazy collaborated with major Nigerian artistes such as Tuface,
Darey and Modenine and also performed on some of the biggest stages,
such as the Calabar Carnival, Rhythm Unplugged, Love Like A Movie,
including corporate and presidential events sharing the stage with the
likes of D’banj, P Square, Kelly Rowland and a host of others.
Mo
Eazy had a cameo appearance in the number one television series owned
by the entrepreneur Mrs Funke Akindele Bello (Jenifas Diary) and would
later on  given a prominent role that was mostly shot in London.
Now
working alongside Scene One Productions, Mo Eazy was also graced with
the opportunity to play another prominent role in the forthcoming
musical TV drama series titled Industreet, which will enable solid
positioning in the entertainment industry.

Martinsfeelz

Martins Feelz

Martins Feelz
(Scene One Productions)

 

Olawale Ayodeji Martins aka
Martinsfeelz, hails from Ilorin, born on the 23rd September 1998, he is
the last child of a family of four. And he’s currently studying
Microbiology at the University of Ilorin.
The
zeal to pursue a musical career started in 2011 as a rapper infused
with Afrobeat , looking up to the likes of  the evergreen JJC Skillz,
Slim Joe, Sonorous and Meek mill gave him determination to take music as
a profession.
It is of great joy and
fulfilment to be signed to the prestigious SOP Records where day by day
growth and development is held in high esteem. This has played a major
role in grooming my self-confidence and i will definitely bring the same
energy to thrill the audience.

Sonorous

Sonorous

Sonorous
(Scene One Productions)

 

Omokanye Olasunkanmi 
Muhammed, hails from  Ilorin, is a  very talented young man  born
February 5, 1992. He started music at a tender age of 15 years old, from
miming Usher Raymond and the likes, getting his major break after
recording his first single ‘Iyamileko’ in 2013, a fusion of Afro Fuji
pop. 
Schooled at Kulende Local
Government Primary School Ilorin, Government Secondary School Ilorin and
completed OND level at Kwara State Polytechnic.
The
road to success is certainly not smooth, having its ups and downs, but
consistency and grace led to meeting JJC Skillz and featured him in the
soon to be released music television series  “Industreets” and got
signed to SOP records.

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Ike Ani is a Freelance writer whose quest constantly is to relate happenings around the world to human daily living. He's also a song writer and singer, Acoustic Guitarist, and Teacher.

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@MBuhari
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