At last, Jeff Akoh steps out with Lokoja
After months of working on his recordings, one time winner of the Project Fame West Africa, Jeff Akoh stakes a claim as Nigeria’s next big music sensation with the release of his first body of work entitled Lokoja.
A 16-track album, Lokoja is officially released internationally across all digital stores yesterday, as the singer’s 21st birthday gift.
The album is the creative brainchild of Nigerian entertainment powerhouse, Temple Management Company (TMC) through its music subsidiary, Temple Music (TMPL) and foremost American showbiz company, Roc Nation.
Jeff dazzled judges with his amazing voice and showmanship in 2015 to emerge as the best singer in West Africa. He is the youngest to win the popular music reality show, Project Fame West Africa. Arising from his triumph, the Kogi State-born singer has been tipped to leave a big mark on the music scene.
Ahead of the album, there has been anticipation among lovers of good music with the singer’s previous release two hot tunes, Shokolokobangoshe and Gbadun (Your Lovin). The new tunes have been getting generous airplay across Nigeria.
In Lokoja, Jeff Akoh’s vocal dexterity is matched with experience of household names in music production including Cobhams Asuquo and TY Mix. The talented Temple Music singer also worked with UK-based group, Team Salut, Oscar and Benie Macaulay.
His versatility shines through as he experiments with several exciting music genres like R&B, Reggae, Pop, Afropop, Afrobeats and House.
Speaking on the project, he said, “For me, Lokoja has been a rewarding journey coming from Project Fame West Africa. I must recognize Ultima Limited for laying the foundation. The title says it all. Lokoja is a confluence where several rivers meet. Likewise, my album is the product of different influences that music lovers will appreciate. Please don’t take my word for it.”
Also speaking, Mark Redguard, Head Of Entertainment, TMC, noted that Lokoja is more than just an album but is also a statement.
Jeff Akoh is a talented singer and sound engineer who trained at SAE Institute, Cape Town, South Africa. Raised in Abuja, the Federal Capital City of Nigeria, he is popularly known for winning the eighth season of Project Fame West Africa in 2015.
Before then, together with his brother, Fred Akoh, he contested on Glo Naija Sings in 2010 at the age of 13 finishing in the Top 10.
To his credit, he has released a single entitled Never Let You Go and a feature with Yemi Alade entitled Kissing (Remix).
The Temple Management Company Limited (TMC) is a full-service creative talent and event management company incorporated in Nigeria and operating in the Entertainment, Sports, Media and Art sectors.
Using a 360 approach to management, the company oversees the day-to-day business/affairs of creative talents and ensures that they maintain sustainable competitive advantage over the rest. TMC prides itself in its ability to operate on a global scale.