Omotayoh hails from the Ogidi-Ijumu local Government in Kogi state and born and raised in Las-gidi. At age 11, he started discovering his creative prowess’s such as writing of poetry, acting in church dramas and school plays and off course, music was and still is his first love. He started singing in the choir, still does till date. He plays the guitar and has little knowledge of the piano at the moment.
His love for music took a major course when in the year 2004, he formed a music duo with Oyindamola called o2 while at the university of Ilorin where he studied English Arts. The duo performed at shows and created quite a reputation while at the university. The group came to a screeching halt just after his NYSC in 2009.
On a hot boring Tuesday afternoon in February 2010, he realized how he had slowly been watching his dream drive by like a pimp in a car with hydraulics; Omotayoh suddenly decided to go solo giving birth to his first single “since shiz gone” which was an experiment. The song raised honest heads and brows.
On his quest for good music production, he met and worked with one of naija’s finest young producer WazBeat. Given his reputation for doing justice to Faze’s “Originality”, “Am in love” etc, he went into his studio and produced Omotayoh’s first ever acoustically composed song – “All of a sudden”.
Omotayoh is musically versatile and deep in lyrics. He has a highly heightened sense of humour which reflects in his music. Omotayoh believes he has a lot to offer the world now and tomorrow. He also believes that music should be flexible in genre and sees it as a spontaneous overflow of any feeling whatsoever. High or low, slow or fast, weird and plain, archaic or simple, “music is music. It’s every artist’s poetry”.
Peep his 2 tracks below. Yup! Get familiar!
Omotayo - All of a Sudden (6.5 MiB, 1,352 hits)
Omotayoh - Since Shiz Gone.mp3 (4.3 MiB, 451 hits)