Djinee real/full name is Osayamwen Nosa Donald, is a Nigerian musician,song writer, producer and TV presenter/veejay. A native of Edo State, he grew up in Lagos and schooled at Ladoke Akintola University.
Djinee was once a Veejay at Soundcity before he began singing professionally in 2005. He dropped his popular single ‘Ego’ which brought him to lime light and subsequently his debut self-titled album which featured the popular single ‘Overkillin’ in 2009.
Cool Nigerian artist. One of the better creative admixtures of Nigerian
pidgin and “standard” English Oin the song “Ego.” Fine guitar layout. and the ground breaking single “OverKillin remix” which featured host of other super start of his time.
Djinee is a Nigerian urban artist with a rock edge. In a short while,
he has achieved a track record of hit songs from the very first single
he dropped. “Ego” was a pleasant and sweet surprise to the Nigerian
audience. With just one song, albeit intense, Djinee stamped his
authority on the music scene, embellishing our music thirst with sweet
lyrics and amazing vocals.
We fell in love. It was his powerful
yet emotion laden voice– like squeaky steel – that caught the ears of a
record label “Westside Inc.” where he released the debut hit single
His pitch perfect vocal ability on the song
brought him accolades amongst which are “Best new artiste” at the
Nigerian Music Awards in London and several nominations followed. And it
didn’t end there, from that soulful journey of finding his “Ego’,
Djinee took us one a compelling trip where he mesmerized our desires
with more songs like “I no deyshame” “Lade”…and just when we wanted to
put a tag on him as the soft music man, he came out with one of the most
imposing songs in the music scene at the time. It was “Overkillin”.
Becoming an anthem was expected and so his brand
gained profound respect amongst his peers and the many fans all over
Africa and the Diaspora. To his credit have been many awards, some of
which are: 4 Channel O awards, 3 Soundcity Music Video Awards and 2
Nigerian Music Video Awards nominations in 2010.
When he released the second single “I no dey
shame” he was already feeding a hungry fan base that was waiting eagerly
for his music to drop. He didn’t disappoint. The video was the perfect
icing to a song that had caught the love bug amongst many female fans.
Djinee established himself quite well in the
music business without trying to push or mimic existing brands. He
created his niche and has continued to excel as an artiste who knows
exactly what he can deliver. In May 2008 at the Nigerian music awards he
was presented with the Voice of the year award. In June 2009 He
released the self-titled album titled “DJINEE”. This saw him engaging
the services of seasoned producers like Cobhams, Rymzo, Don Jazzy, M I
and Jesse jags. The hit song “Overkillin'” which has become a national
anthem was in that album.
For 5 years he worked as a presenter for the
music and lifestyle station SOUNDCITY where he put in dedicated time
into the job as a Producer/Anchorman. Currently, Djinee co-owns a
production company ‘Kreazivity Works’ under which his work is being
Influenced by greats like, Luciano Pavarotti,
Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay, MajekFashek, and Rex Lawson ,Djinee is
currently preparing for the release of his sophomore album. His latest
single and video “ON ME” ft Muna is currently gaining a lot of airplays
and online buzz. Djinee, who also plays the guitar with his amazing
11-man band, can be well described as a modern day African man who’s
passionate about his arts.
Official website: http://iamdjinee.com
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