From smile, all-female pop group Fahmili switches gear with Ife
With their first single still sizzling, Nigeria’s all-female pop group, Fahmili, has released their second single, which according to them is part of a double package for the Christmas season.
The song, Ife (Love), which was officially released on Thursday, December 12 on major sales and digital distribution platforms is their first in a Nigerian language.
In a statement issued in Lagos, the group said, “Ife is our cue to open the love narrative for the coming season. In this song, we make a positive statement for the romance-weary. It is time to settle for a fulfilling love affair with a serious partner.”
Comprising of three delectable teenage members, namely Ayomide (17), Rokewe also known as Esther (18) and Suzan, who is also known as Terelayifa (18), the first all-female group since the dissolution of Kush made their debut on September 30 with Smile.
The group also stated that just like their debut single, the project is not for sale. “It is our Christmas gift for all who are so special to us. Enjoy Ife while you wait for our first ever and only free download at Christmas,” Esther said for the group.
Still under the watchful eye of their parents, whom they all live within Lagos, the group stated that their plan is to rewrite Africa’s female pop history and agenda to become the most recognised music brand in Africa.
Smile, an upbeat, summer drill pop, produced by Cross River-born beat maker, Phillips O, comes with a thumping rhythm and rousing vocals to dissipate the blues, which the elated girls affirmed, saying that “from tens of hundreds of streams and comments, we have not had a single negative assessment of Smile from any quarters.”
“We have trained hard and worked with special talents and spent time preparing for this moment. Yet, it will be the biggest lie of our lives if we tell you today that we did not wish we could hide a little longer from the eyes and judgment of the world,” Ayomide stated.
While urging their fans to download and listen to the songs and follow them on their social media handles, pages and blogs to be found, www.fahmili.com.ng, Suzan said: “We want the world to know that we have friends who will stand by us while we fight to steady our nerves. Friends who will remind us that we can make mistakes and not die from them; a friend who will never forget how we needed them on this day and we are not ashamed to ask.”
Influenced by sounds of Motown, Rhythm and Blues, Soul, Folk-pop, Nashville and Fela’s Afrobeat, all of which have to help their art, with results in sunny, lively, world responsive music that is rich in folk singing and probing beats.
Managed by Righton Projectz Limited, an artiste and repertoire company, headed by Habib Mohammed, who has created a robust talent development academy from where songwriters, singers and other performers are groomed into their desired career path.
Mohammed noted that it took the company five years to discover, groom and make the girls the ‘rising phenomenon’ that they are today. “These girls can sing; for their age they are remarkable. They have great song-writing assistance too, and when you hand them a stage, their art sizzles. I get blown away every single instance and I bet you too will”
The former Bellview Airlines Corporate Affairs Manager announced that Righton Projectz is in talks with Record Label reps, who had made overtures “to us on their interest in a partnership to manage Fahmili.”