Nigerian rapper, Jeff Jones, makes his mark on the African music scene with Oti To following the success of UK hit single: sultry love song Obimo.
‘It is time I make my mark in Africa’, said Jeff Jones, who has spent the most part of his musical career in the United Kingdom. ‘I was signed to an independent label in England for a couple of years while studying at the University of Leicester, but I felt stuck to Western tracks that did not represent my true ideals and identity; I therefore waited for my contract to run out and moved on with my style of Afro-rap, highly influenced by the likes of Ice Prince and Sakordie.’
‘While I cannot deny that my career has been shaped by Western music, I have no doubt that all music comes from the African soul; I feel the need to represent my people and make music that ‘we’ can identify with’. ‘Africa is home’.
Jeff Jones, began his musical career performing in Church as a gospel singer, until he found poetry and rhymes came easily. ‘I would open my mouth and drop rhymes on the spot’. ‘I knew then that it was the way forward’. Jeff debuted as a professional artiste in 2011 under his label ‘Waacckkkaaa’ with a song entitled ‘Kilode’ which was a remake of P Square’s smash hit ‘Chop My Money’.
His huge European fan base are not the only ones noticing him. He recently opened for acclaimed artistes Ice Prince and Fuse ODG; the list goes on.
This current single: Oti To has already hit the airwaves and clubs in the UK, Ireland, Sweden and neighboring countries. Jeff Jones is set to release a captivating video that is sure to grant him the respect he deserves as one of the most lyrically talented rappers emerging from Africa.
Oti To is now available for download on iTunes and can be purchased here:
Watch the long awaited video here: