Feeding his mother’s voice, Ojayy Wright, son of Nollywood actress, Bukky Wright, had to finish at an American school before launching himself into music. Now, the young man who studied Biological Sciences at Rutgers University, New Jersey, United States says he is ready to join the highly competitive Nigerian music space, and make a difference.
He told reporters in Lagos about his plans, as he released a single, Kritical 265. “We started making music as a hobby. Along the line, I had to go to New Jersey for college. At that time it was still a hobby, but eventually I met my cousin who produced a song for me in 2010. After dropping that song, the demand for music was much and we decided to make another song. We eventually made a mixtape in September 2010. I calmed down for a while because mum kept stressing the fact that she wanted us to finish school first; she was not going to have anything to do with it unless we give her a degree. So in 2012, I came back home to Nigeria and wanted to focus fully on music.
“At that time I had a couple of deals to sign but mum said no; I had to go back and finish school. So when I graduated in 2014, I came out with my first song called Masebe, at that point in time Nigerian felt that song was too foreign. They asked that I give them something more Nigerian. So I went back to the studio, produced more songs and I am here now with Kritical 265. Kritical 265 is basically a club banger and this happened after partying hard at Quilox one night. After that, I didn’t leave the studio for two days and we came out with the song. This is my second music under the label Wright Media International. The second one is called Hello. Follow up is coming up soon.”
Sharing the Kritical 265 video with the press, Jide Kosoko and Bukky Wright are seen playing one of their home video comics.
Produced by Eben Jazz and shot by RuffIkonz Films, the video also has the singer partying hard with beautiful girls, as he catches fun around the world.
According to the singer who described his kind of music as Afro pop, he was pressured to do fast tempo songs because of the seeming market demand in Nigeria.
He added: “We wanted a club banger, and people said my previous singles sounded too foreign. I used to sing more, but at this point in time, everyone is saying it’s the street that is bringing the money so we had to change to another level.
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