Sunarchy Records welcomes Uwaifo, Parah, Maurice in a Night of Song
Not even the UEFA Champions League last weekend could stop the flow of good music at the Xovar Lounge, Lekki, Lagos as Sunarchy Records welcomed the son of Nigeria Highlife legend, Sir Victor Uwaifo, K Maurice and Vicky Parah to its label.
The event, which had African China and Eedris Abdukareem as special guest, also witnessed the presence of Ruggedman, Buchi, Waje, MC Baba K, HOC and others.
Though, the newly signed artistes are relatively unknown to the bigger stage but their performance at the unveiling and listening party shows they are ready to take the Nigeria music industry by storm. And while Peter De Rock (Junior Uwaifo) could be said to be riding on the successes of his father, others have no known music background but their performances at Xovar Lounge left guests and their small community of fans asking for more.
Speaking with The Guardian, Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Sunachy Records, Sonny Robison boasts that Junior Uwaifo, Parah, and Maurice will rule the music industry and further push Africa to the world. “Our connection worldwide started in the US, now we are in Lagos.
“Our vision is to give opportunity to young artistes so they can use their talent to reach out to everyone.
On the choice of the artistes, he said: “we want to do good music because music is the food for the soul. We have three types of genre of artistes on our record label. We have the one that does gospel and highlife, another does Afro-pop and another pure Afro.
“Our mission is to take music to another dimension, to give the audience quality music and music that have meaning, not just singing for singing sake.
On the modalities for picking the artistes, he said: “we did a programme in form of audition and we picked the three artistes. Our plan is to see them at the top, doing good music, impact in people’s lives, make a living for themselves and help their families. We are already working on some collaboration with big starts in the industry. Waje is on the line and others we are keeping to our chest.
Speaking with The Guardian, Multi-instrumentalist, Uwaifo Peter De Rock (Junior Uwaifo), said: “I’ve been singing for the past 13 years; I founded my team in 2007. My father has so much influence on my career but I make my own sound as a highlife and gospel artiste. I am working on my first album where Waje, Obesere and Sir Victor Uwaifo will be featured.
Also speaking at the even, Akwa Ibom State born artiste, Kufre Maurice Akpan known as K Maurice, said: “I am bringing the kind of message the people have been yarning for, the message for this time.
“I pass message through Afro music, and I look up to nobody in the music industry. I am currently working on an album, EP and a single, and this year is going to be mad.
“I grow up into music; my dad used to take my elder sister and I to attend local shows, churches and we used to sing and get people give us money. Music is life and I don’t think I can exist without music. And no matter the situation, I get myself back when I hear music play or I get hold of microphone.
Also. Afro-Pop artiste, Vicky Parah whose real name is Gbesinu Victor Adesegun, remarked: “people should expect boom tracks, and Shayo will be coming out soon. I will continue to para and make it enters into everyone.
“I am not a Yoruba boy but I sing more in Yoruba because I was born and raised in Ogun State to a Benin Republic father.