Weird MC releases new video, ready for album
All is now set for the release of Weird MC's third album - New Dawn. Her first album 'Simply Weird' was Nigeria's first full-length rap album, and she didn't fall below standard with her sophomore album 'After Da Storm'. Now more than a decade after she first hit the limlight, Adeshola Idowu, whom we have all come to refer to as Weird MC, is about to make another statement.
With new videos, a fresh set of songs, a new management team, and contagious excitement, the rappatainer has shown to us that she means business. 'I'm not tired of doing good music, I have been doing music for more than a decade now, and I already understand the dos and don'ts of the industry. So, I'm too sure that the album won't be below standard' the energetic performer disclosed.
'Riranwo', the first single off her third album was released on July 9, 2007 as a forerunner for the album. But for more than a year, Weird MC has been so quiet about the release of her album until October 2008 when she played a fast one on us with the release of the video for Riranwo.
'Well, it is not like I intentionally wanted to be silent all these while, but the thing is that I have been working. I have been doing a lot of underground work, which will come to fore in a matter of months.'
The second video of the album 'Step Up' was released last week and Weird MC is ready for a new dawn 'The video was directed by DJ Tee, and we have really taken our time because I usually don't like taking fans for granted.
And from what we see now, I know I am good to go', she said on a final note.
The video for 'Step up' was conceptualized by Weird MC and was shot on 35mm for two days in South Africa. The video will rock the airwaves for weeks before the release of the album in March 2009 on her record label- 0907 Entertainment.
Weird MC first gained national recognition in 1997 with her hit single 'Allen Avenue' which won her the award for the Best Hip Hop act at the first edition of the Awards for Musical Excellence (Amen awards) in October 2008, after which she went on a long sabbatical. She made a come back in 2005 with her monster hit 'Ijo ya'. Her influences include Miriam Makeba, Femi Kuti, Lauren Hill, Jimi Hendrix and others