The brand new single from Afrobeats singer, songwriter and dancer May7ven was recently playlisted on one of the UK’s leading urban radio stations Choice FM. Not only was the massive single playlisted, it was placed straight into the radio station’s A-list – a mean feat even for some urban UK records, talk less of an Afrobeats record – making May7ven the 1st female afrobeats artist and the second ever Afrobeats artist to be playlisted on mainstream radio in he UK!
The record – itself a clever dance mix infused with Afrobeats drums, heavy synths and a very commercial vocal sound – has been making waves in clubs and dancefloors up and down the country for a while now and is now poised to challenge for a UK chart position when it is released properly in the coming months.
Hailed as the first lady of Afro-beats, May7ven, is a multi-talented, UK Based-Nigerian born, singer/songwriter, dancer and producer on a mission to break a cleverly afrobeats pop infused track into the UK singles charts with her monster of a single called “Ten Ten”.
Following the release of singles, “Hands Up” and “Take off my clothes/Bo Aso La Ra Mi” in 2008/2009 topping the European & African MTV charts. May7ven, known for her elaborate and energetic stage performances has been touring extensively throughout the world. Supporting and opening for Akon, Sean Paul, Ginuwine, J. Holiday, Joe, D’banj and much more including making special requested performances for the Jackson family, the President of Nigeria, President of Angola and super brands including Mobile giants Globalcom, GSM, Nigerian Breweries, Zain, MTN, Nigerian Idol eviction show and most recently stormed the stage at the sold out Afrobeats Festival at the HMV Apollo and Afrobeats Sunday at the 02 with ICEPRINCE in January 2012
Already with major support from the likes of Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee who featured the track on his Afrobeat Mix tape; Often heard reloading and blasting “Ten Ten” during his afrobeats Radio show and also the drive time slot on Saturdays. Already huge fans, Lethal B, Tinchy Stryder tweeting about “Ten Ten”, Donaeo eager to remix plus many more. She also features as the only female in one of the biggest remixes of 2012 featuring Dotstar, Iceprince, Wizkid, Dr Sid on the track “Expensive”.
May7ven is a major part of the new wave about to hit UK. Complete with her trend setting looks, style and most importantly killer vocals, she is ready to set the UK on fire with her dance skills often compared to Ciara, Beyonce and Janet Jackson, with an African twist. The UK Evening Standard has even described her as the ‘African Beyonce’.
Listen to May7ven’s “Ten Ten” here