Kayefi

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Born Lawal Deborah Funmilayo, KAYEFI hails from Ogun state a Yoruba speaking part of Nigeria. She is known for her rhythm and soul with a blend of African melody and a fusion of Ijala (a traditional African chant from the Yoruba speaking part of Nigeria) thus producing an enticing brand of music aptly called Afro-soul.

REVIEWS The first time I heard the name Kayefi in relation to music, was at the home of Alapomeji CEO. Most mornings, I would wake up to the sound of Oreske (her first single) blasting from one of the cars in the driveway. I couldn’t deny the fact that the voice I heard coming out of the speakers was intoxicating. I found her music interesting not because I heard it literally most mornings, but because her voice and style were very unique and I dare say spiritual. I believe the ability to do music well is a gift and she is one Nigerian singer that is fortunate enough to own this gift. - Tony Payne Blogger

Without comparing her directly to France Based Nigerian Songstress ASA, when I think about Kayefi and her music, I think about the likes of Asa and Erykah Badu. Soulful, pure, musical, whimsical! Sometimes I visualize adorning a well tailored Ankara gown and headdress on her and putting her on a world stage because I want the world to see what I see and hear what I hear - lanre gurdian newspaper Nigeria

Kayefi is taking Afro-Soul to a whole new level with top UK producers like Simba and Kayode Samuel. The new EP ‘Crazy World’ is Kayefi’s calling-card. Apart from Oreske, the overall sound is deep, organic, acoustic, real musicians, real instruments…and all tunes written and composed entirely by the lady herself. - john Armstrongmusic compiler

Kayefi, Lawal Deborah Olufunmilayo, strikes out alone. Hailing from Yoruba-speaking Ogun State, Kayefi blends Ijala (a traditional Yoruba chant) with African melody and elements of neo-soul; think Erykah Badu, Lauryn Hill, Jill Scott, Ledisi, Bahamadia – to create a unique take on Afro-Soul, a movement that’s been quietly taking root all over Africa in the last few years, behind all the glitz and glamour of the commercial African dance music industry, but especially in Nigeria and Ghana. - kayode AlaoTribune newspaper nigeria PERFORMANCES AND APPEARANCE( just a few) FELABORATION 2016/2017/2018 SMVA 2010 Dynamics Award 2010 100 most influential Africans under 40 Award2017 Winihin Junaid 2015/2016 Punch customer party 2014/2015 Sickle cell advocacy and management agency (SAMI) 2014/2015/2016/2017//2018 Fidelity bank end of the year party 2016 Mia festival 2017/ 2018 Yes

NGLagos, Nigeria
In operation since: 
2009

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