The brand new single from Nigerian born/UK Based Afrobeats singer, songwriter and dancer May7ven was recently A-Listed on one of the UK’s leading urban radio station Choice FM amongst many others – a mean feat even for some urban UK records, talk less of an Afrobeats/pop infused record – making May7ven the 1st female afrobeats artist and the second Afrobeats artist to be playlisted on mainstream radio in the UK after Dbanj!
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 and is now poised to challenge for a UK chart position when it is released in May.
May7ven- ‘Ten Ten’
Release: 7th May 2012 (Digital)
Pre-Order from iTunes here: http://itunes.apple.com/gb/preorder/ten-ten-ep/id514581230
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”.
May7ven came on to the scene with “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 Globacom, 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 her peers including likes of Choice FM’s DJ Abrantee who featured the track on his Afrobeat Mix tape; Support from, Rio Ferdinand, Westwood, Kojo, Jamelia, 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 Evening Standard has even described her as the ‘African Beyonce’.
Monday 20th Feb – Evening Standard Newspaper (Image MAY7VEN) COOL FRESH CONTEMPORARY
Play “Ten Ten” you instantly know it’s a banger, play it twice and you are hooked, if you are not booty bouncing to the catchy hook “Dance for mummy, shake for daddy” then you must be from another planet.
Watch Kids up and down the country making youtube video virals of the ‘Ten Ten’ Dance
CATCH MAY7VEN Performing LIVE
@ PROUD 2 6th May
@ Roundhouse, Camden Crawl Festival 6th May
@ DENVY, Nottingham 12th July
@ Vault, Dublin 16th May
@ This is Love 24th May
@ Proud 2, 1st June
@Summerset house 14th July and much more
@hmv apollo 27th Aug