Oritsefemi is Currently one Of the most Sought After musicians in Nigeria, Oritsefemi’s rise to fame is a story filled with hopes, disappointments, failures, ups and downs and above all Success.
Born Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele, as the third child of his mother. Oritsefemi was born on the 5th of January 1985 and was raised in a polygamous family of 25 in Ajegunle.
He hails from the Itsekiri tribe of North Warri, Delta State. He briefly attended Mayday Secondary School in Ikoyi and switched to Tolu Primary School in Ajegunle due to his parents not being able to maintain the high cost of schooling in the affluent neighborhood of Ikoyi.
He completed his elementary education at Army Children School. He attained his secondary school certificate from Randle Secondary School and applied to study law at Delta State University in Abraka, but dropped out to concentrate on his music career.
Oritsefemi started off professionally as lead vocalist of the Cherubim and Seraphim Church in Ajegunle, Lagos where he also played bass guitar. He revealed his greatest opportunity musically was when Shaba Ranks, Keppy Ton and others came to establish a Ragga Dub School in Ajegunle. They were brought there by the late Johnny Nap.
Note: It was where Daddy Showkey, Daddy Fresh, Father U-turn, Baba Fryo and a lot of other stars had their breakthrough.
His own genre of music is called Reality or Conscience Music, he terms it a kind of music that touches or arouses the feeling of the people.
He started out with a duo group (Oritse Femi & Chibudo) called Junglist with two albums “BOYS DEY BINU and MONEY NA TIME’.
He then went solo in 2006 and released an album, Elewon / Flog Politicians, which means “Chase them”. That was when he started singing about the flopped politicians and the need to chase them away. It was released in 2007/08 during the elections and turned out to be a hit.
His third solo album was Unfadeables. Oritsefemi says he was motivated to release this album because of the wickedness prevalent in the world. One of the hit tracks that made waves on radio and TV was “Mercy of the Lord”.
He made his first million which was Five million naira in 2008, and it was given to him by a marketer to work on his album.
Oritsefemi is blessed with two daughters whom he had at a young age back in the days of Ajegunle.
He also has a girlfriend called Blessing whom he says he plans on marrying.
Awards And Achievements
He won the Best Street-Hop Artiste 2014 at the Headies and was nominated for the best Vocal Perfomance for his hit song Doube Wahala.
Oritsefemi walked away with the Most Popular Song of the Year 2014 for his Jam ‘Double Wahala’ at the City People Entertainment Award and the video of the song also got nominated for Video of the Year and Hottest single of the year.
He also went home with the Indigenous Artist of the Year 2014 courtesy Nigeria Entertainment Awards 2014.
Nigerian singer, Oritsefemi in a new interview with Sunday scoop, said that there is nothing wrong about flaunting his wife whenever he wants.
The singer who held a traditional and white wedding last month at The Ark, Okunde Blue Water Drive, Lekki, Lagos with his beautiful wife, Nabila, revealed that he is a man of the people and cannot hide his wife from the public.
While speaking he stated:
“Everything about me is out there. The reason I often gush about my wife on social media is because I’m proud of the love I have for her”.
“I have nothing to hide. Because I’m a celebrity, a lot of attention is always on me, and whatever I do becomes topic of discussion”.
“I don’t think it is a crime to appreciate your spouse. In fact, it is something every couple should do more of”.
“But the relationship between me and wife is very tight. We love each other. Nobody can come in between us. Since I got married, I have become a different person. I’m more responsible now”.
On whether his baby mamas wouldn’t feel slighted by all the love he’s showing his wife, the Double Wahala singer said:
We have perfect understanding among us, and nobody feels slighted about anything. I always make sure I give everyone the respect that they deserve, and that’s all that matters.
Reacting to his former manager, Danku’s claim that he introduced him to his wife, Oritsefemi said:
I have no comments about that. It is unnecessary. There are some interviews that I cannot grant. I don’t promote people without any tangible reason.
Speaking on how he would celebrate the Christmas and New Year holidays, Majemite said:
I give thanks because the year has been so good for me. I will just call some friends and we would celebrate together.
I’m also about to release a new song titled, Kiss your Bride. The song is based on my wedding.