Hailed as the 1st lady of Afrobeats, Nigerian born, Yemisi May Odegbami popularly known as May7ven is the 2nd Afrobeats artist after D’banj to be A-Listed in the UK with her ladies anthem “Ten Ten” – a mean feat even for some urban UK records, talk less of an Afrobeats/pop infused record.
Her 2008 and 2009 independent releases also meant serious business, carving out a fruitful career path for the talented singer, song-writer and dancer who is heavily influenced by Late Fela Kuti and Michael Jackson. Winning multiple awards, endorsements, tours, TV shows including performing for the president of Nigeria in 2010, MAY7VEN is destined for great stardom.
Check out May7ven’s debut single, ‘Hands Up’ which was released in 2008;
In 2009, she followed the hit up with another independent Afr&b/afrobeat release, ‘Take Off My Clothes’ which was produced and written by Aeon Manahan and May7ven. The video was released to the UK and Nigerian markets.
Her most recent song, “Ten Ten”, which was 1st played on London’s Choice FM by DJ Abrantee is a clever dance mix infused with Afrobeats drums, heavy synths, Fela harmonies and a very commercial vocal sound. The song has been making waves in clubs and dance floors up and down the country and is now poised to challenge for a UK chart position when it is released in May.
May7ven is a major part of the new wave about to hit UK. There is nothing conventional about May7ven, complete with her trend setting looks, brilliant white hair, style, energy and most importantly killer vocals; she is ready to set the world on fire with her dance skills. The Evening Standard recently described her as the ‘African Beyonce’.
Watch the new visual for ‘Ten Ten’ before it premieres on all your favorite music stations next week
To pre-order ‘Ten Ten’ from Itunes, Click Here.
Directed by Lex Lewter, Choreographed by May7ven, here is ‘Ten Ten’.
The infectious ‘TEN TEN’ has Kids up and down the UK making youtube video virals of the ‘Ten Ten’ Dance
For more information about the star and her music;
Visit the May7ven website on www.may7ven.com
Facebook page; http://www.facebook.com/OfficialMay7ven
Or follow her on twitter: @may7ven