Last Updated on September 8, 2018 by mybiohub
Eva Alordiah full name is Elohor Eva Alordiah born 13 August 1989, better known to most people by her stage name Eva is a Nigerian rapper, singer, dancer, model, makeup artist, writer and songwriter born to Nigerian parents from Delta State. In 2009 She moved to Lagos as a child and
obtained a degree in Computer science from Bowen University . She released her first ever
studio recording with the help of Tha Suspect early 2009 and titled it
‘I dey Play‘. The song which was done over the popular ‘a millie‘
instrumental by Lil Wayne
went on to become a fan favorite and received aiplay on radios, gaining
for Eva a maximum level of recognition. With the success of that single
she went on to record more songs, collaborating with well known
successful artists in the business and acquiring a good level of success
to her brand.
Eva began her Music career in 2009 when she hopped on the Lil Wayne
‘a millie’ instrumental. Right after the release of the song, she went
fully into music head on. Teaming up with Cartiair in 2009, she was
featured on the remix of ‘Owo ati Swagger’ alongside Gino, Terry tha
Rapman and the Late Dagrin.
The song which on to become nominated in
several award shows for the season including ‘Best Collaboration in a
Video’ at the Soundcity Music Video Awards
became one of the biggest songs of the year and mapped a very good path
for the young female emcee.
To build a fanbase for herself, Eva began
to record songs and offered them as Free music, each one with its own
unique feel. Whether she was doing a cover of a previously made song, or
an original, she gave it her best. With songs/singles like ‘i Stay’
over a Yanni original, ‘Relentless’ which was produced for her by T.K, and over the DJ Premier produced song for Gangstarr
of the same title, Eva has proved time and again the depth of her rap
In 2011, she announced the release of her first body of work
titled ‘the GIGO EP’ which is to be released before her debut album.
Asked why she wasn’t releasing a mixtape first like other rappers would,
she states ‘I want to give the fans an original taste of my music,
original beats from me to them. This is going to be a compilation of
several different me’s, its probably my only chance to be anything and
everything i want to be in a compilation. Right after this, my debut
album follows.’ ‘the GIGO EP’ is said to contain songs in several
genres, showcasing Eva’ versatility and style.
The first singles off the
project ‘ produced by award winning producer of the year Sossick and ‘Down low‘ produced by multi talented producer, Tintin,
were released early in 2011. The songs which have gone on to become fan
favorites have received massive airplay and earned Eva a top spot in
the league of female rappers in Nigeria and Africa as a whole.
EP’is set to be released on the 20th of November,2011. On the HiphopWold Magazine website, she was hailed as the ‘Next Rated Act’, with an article fully describing why she should be next rated.
- Owo ati Swagger Remix – with Terry tha Rapman, Gino, Cartiair, Dagrin
- I no send You Remix with Tha Suspect, Blaize, Sasha, Mocheddah, Muna, Zee
- Tonight a tribute to Late Rapper, Dagrin
- The Squeeze – Cover of ‘the Squeeze’ by Gangstarr
- 6Foot7Foot – Cover of 6Foot7Foot by Lil Wayne
- I stay – Cover of ‘One Man’s dream’ by Yanni
- and many more
The GIGO EP (2011)
- Done Did it
- Down Low
Awards and Nominations
Her collaboration in ‘Owo ati Swagger’ remix earned the ‘Best Collaboration in A Video’ award at the SMVAs 2009.
However, today, her works in Rap music have earned her her first Solo award nomination, gaining a spot in the ‘Best Rap Act‘ category of the Nigerian Entertainment Awards
2011, along with notable rappers such as M.I, Ruggedman, NaetoC and
Iceprince. This not only stamps Eva just as good as the men, it also
bridges a well needed gap in how far she has come as a female rapper.
She went on to win ‘Female Artist of the year in Rap’ at the
Exquisite Lady of the year awards 2011. Eva was also featured in the
2011 edition of the BET Hiphop Awards Cyphers, representing Nigeria
along with Top notch rappers.