Thank God it’s Friday! This phrase applies to people differently. You may be happy that it’s Friday because you can now take a break from work, you may be glad because you can club and flex your waist on Friday night. Or, you may just be happy that it’s another day for you to get to know your favorite artistes even better. We know you anticipate and wonder who this writer would feature every Friday. Well, this week will feature Zinoleesky and Goodgirl LA.
The cool Zinoleesky’s real name is Oniyide Azeez. He is a Nigerian songwriter and singer who was born in Lagos. His story is as cute and inspiring as any upcoming artiste. He was just a regular Nigerian youth whose dream was to make music. During his journey to stardom, he uploaded a lot of originals and covers on his social media platform. He also participated in different musical fights and freestyles.
Soon, Kizz Daniel followed him on Instagram after he uploaded his Fvck You cover. Zinoleesky saw that the world was truly watching him, so, he added more effort to his dream. Zinoleesky gained recognition from two different record labels; Davido’s DMW and Naira Marley’s Marlian. DMW’s contract came before Marlian but Zinoleesky knowing where he wanted to be turned down DMW until he got signed to Marlians in 2020.
In 2019, Naira Marley introduced Zinoleesky and three other upcoming artistes to his audience during the2019 Marlians Fest. Zinoleesky is very energetic and passionate when it comes to music. Within two years, he has made a name from himself in the music industry.
In 2019, he released singles like; Who Knows, Popo, Firi Yoyo, Vanessa, Fakerz and Joromi. After he got signed to Marlians records in 2020, he released his single; Ma pariwo, Kilofeshe and a song with Naira Marley titled Caro. Ma pariwo was the hit song that blew him into limelight. That same year, he also dropped his first EP called Chrome.2020 was not really a bad year.
In 2021, he dropped a single with Lil Frosh titled Omo Ologo. He recently released Kilofeshe remix which featured Mayorkun. In 2020, he was nominated at the City People Music Award for the Next Rated Artiste in the male category. He was also nominated at the 2021 Headies Award for the Rookie of the Year.
Zinoleesky has mastered Afro-pop as his genre. His voice has a coarse but sweet tune. He is just talented.
Her name is Euphemia Runyi Ekumah. She is a Nigerian songwriter, and singer. GoodGirl LA has been singing since was was a little girl. She had even adopted the stage name Larden. Later, her friends convinced her to change the name to L.A, but because it was too short, she concluded on GoodGirl LA. She stated that she was a good girl with a pure heart and her name was well deserved.
She perceives music as a platform to share her thoughts and imaginations. She had contested in a lot of musical competitions including Nigerian Idol. She left her nursing admission in the University of Calabar to chase music. She enrolled herself into the MUSON school of Music in Lagos. There, she bagged a degree in the Theory of Music. Her sound is a mix of hip pop and Afro-fusion.
She made her first musical appearance in 2015 when she debuted. It was not until 2018 that she was famous for her single titled, Faraway. In 2019, she released Bless Me. She also released an album in 2019. The album gained recognition and was even rated 6/10 by Pulse Ng; an online entertainment blog.
Her hard work earned her recognition at the 2019 Headies award under the Best Vocal Performance category. She is a preacher of hard work and focus. Her passion for music has set her in the right track. She is a womanist, who advocates for the rights of women in the industry.
Remember to stay safe, stay masked and Be jiggy.