Afrobeat talent, NEPHI shows glimpse of greatness with single “Awolowo”
Born and brought up in the heart of Edo State, Ebhohimen Oyamenda Innocent, popularly known as NEPHI is a burgeoning Nigerian Afrobeat singer and songwriter born on September 6, 1998.
Nephi’s foray into music started after voluntarily taking a role as a chorister in the school church while growing up. Self-discovery and commendations from fellow students who are his church members heightened his passion for music and subsequently pushed him to pursue a career in it.
His strength in Gospeltainment and strong influences from legendary musicians like Bob Marley, 2Baba, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Lucky Dube, and a host of others, helped shaped him into the complete Afrobeat artiste that he is today.
In 2018, NEPHI launched himself professionally into Nigeria’s music industry space with his first official single titled “Work Hard”. The song was an inspirational single highlighting his hustle to become a professional singer and the need to do more so as get established in the music scene.
After gathering a good loyal fanbase with the success of his debut single, NEPHI came through in 2020 with a highly anticipated single, he titled “For U”, a love-themed song laced with titillating vocals and matured lyrics to paint a perfect picture of a beautiful love life.
The release of “For U” ushered in lots of fan love for NEPHI and in most music conversations, he’s been tipped to be a newly discovered young talent in Nigeria’s music industry this year. His latest single “Awolowo”, released this year 2022, became timely and rightly complemented popular assertions about him.
Meanwhile, “Awolowo” is the tip of the iceberg of his forthcoming ‘EP’ scheduled to be released later this year. NEPHI’s debut body of work has met with scores of anticipation moves by fans across all social media platforms.
According to NEPHI, writing and recording his debut EP is his major priority and he can’t wait to show the world a glimpse of all he’s coming to offer in the afrobeat world.