From the time she burst into mainstream music scene, Aramide has proved to be a consistent artist, delivering amazing, beautifully sung numbers every time. She is in the class of a much needed type of female musicians whose emphasis is on acoustically edifying symphonies rather than risqué visual presentation – the class of artists like Ruby Gyang, Simi, etc.
Aramide’s first hit was It’s Over released under eLDee’s now defunct Trybe Records. It’s Over was officially released in late 2012 with a video out about 6 months later and it achieved critical acclaim.
Produced by SizzlePRO, It’s Over was first recorded in Aramide’s home city of Jos, Nigeria in 2011 before she signed up with Trybe Records. That first version helped her clinch the deal with eLDee as he was looking for a female vocalist to sign onto the label. A friend told Aramide that eLDee was on the search, and Aramide sent It’s Over as a demo which impressed the label exec leading to her signing.
Growing up in the city of Jos, helped shape Aramide’s sound into the beautiful music it is now. The songstress spent her adolescent years in Baptist High School, the same secondary school that produced M.I., Jesse Jagz and E-Kelly, and from then on went to the University of Jos where she further absorbed more of the city’s musical ambience.
In 2006, Aramide was on the music reality show, Star Quest where she and her band ended up as finalists. According to Aramide, the show made her realize she wanted to pursue music as a full time career. Within the next few years during university, she performed at concerts around Jos, developed her singing some more and honed her guitar and saxophone skills.
After the release of the official version of It’s Over, Aramide spent the next few months recording and releasing beautiful covers of popular songs like Today Today, and Ekuro. She later released her sophomore single, Feeling This Feeling in 2014 also produced by SizzlePRO. At this point, Aramide had finished her contract with Trybe and was an independent artist.
She got signed to Baseline Music later that year and she put out Iwo Nikan and Odun TunTun – the former, a love song in her usual soft style and the latter a song of prayer for the new year. These were followed up by I Don’t Care and later on Love Me featuring Adekunle Gold in 2016 with the latter being her most successful single so far.
As Aramide gears up to release her debut album this year, the singer explains that this work will feature some diversity and will not be solely made up of love stories. One of the collaborations to be expected is a conscious song with Vector which could be the next single off the album.
As Aramide puts final touches to this album which contains works from producers like Sizzle Pro, Tintin, etc., fans can count on the singer to stay true to her sound and deliver exceptionally as she has always done.