Early Life and Music career
Aramide grew up in a music orientated family where her love for
music began. Her love for song writing became evident from a very
young age where she began writing in High school.
A very versatile musician who’s influences come from a varied blend of soul and jazz and artists.
In 2006, Aramide was on ‘Star Quest’ one of Nigeria’s most
prestigious and competitive music talent hunt shows, she did very well
in the competition.
is an Award Winning Nigerian Afro-Soul/Jazz artiste. She discovered the
talents of singing and writing as a teenager and decided to nurture
In 2008, she was a part of a show called ‘Divas Unplugged’ in the
famous city of Jos in Nigeria; the show had all the leading female
artistes in the Nigerian music industry and her participation in this
show was very challenging and rewarding, and her performance and
involvement was very inspirational.
studying Political Science at the University of Jos,
Aramide participated in the Star Quest talent hunt show, making her part
of a band that finished Third Runners up. Her ever growing solo career
took off shortly after graduation.
about love, betrayal, friendship, trust, and the attendant joys and
aches of womanhood. Her musical influences include Erykah Badu,
Miriam Makeba, Sade, Angelique Kidjo and other greats.
Her approach to song-writing and her soft but deep and powerful voice are some of the things that stand her out.
Aramide won Best Vocal Performance (Female) Category at the 2015 edition of the Headies Award and was nominated in the Female Artist of The Year category at the 2015 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Award (NEA), and also the Most Promising Artist in Africa Category at the 2015 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA)
Ever the avid performer, Aramide has performed at the various events within and outside the country. They include but not limited to:
- NAMC Annual Gala & Awards, Houston Texas
- Woman Rising Concert 2016
- Laffmattazz with Gbenga Adeyinka and Friends
- British Council UK/Nigeria Cultural Event 2016
- Hennessy Artistry RnB Concert
- Citi Bank MD/CEO Send Forth
- GT Bank Chairman’s Dinner
- Court of Appeal Judges Elevation Dinner
- Standard Chartered & Sterling Bank End of Year Party
- Industry Nite Dubai
- UK TourTrybe Records Olympic
ft Adekunle Gold has topped various charts for 6 weeks and currently
receiving massive airplay on radio stations within and outside Nigeria.
This is in addition to her award winning single, ‘Iwo Nikan‘ which talks about unconditional love, ‘I Don’t Care‘ an up-tempo rendition which tells off the haters of her relationship, ‘Feeling This Feeling‘ that talks about Love and Friendship, and ‘Its Over‘, a more sober Afro Soul ballad..
Having featured on songs with other Nigerian artists which include Good Man
by eLDee, an offshoot from a campaign “Violence against women”, Aramide
has worked and shared the stage with the likes of Banky W, Sound
Sultan, Tiwa, Dr Sid, MI, eLDee, Jesse Jagz, Waje, Sarz, Yemi Alade and
Her acoustic rendition and female version of eLDee’s popular song “Today Today” and Davido’s “Ekuro” went viral and received much acclaim compared to the original.