The process of creating this song started from my search on what “Afro” influenced genre or style that I can deliver , I had decided that the instrumentation would guide my song writing as I wanted the muse to guide my Melodies.
It was about 1/2am one early morning and after a remote studio session with my friend and long time producer Skyler “Cools” from Saskatoon. We decided to work on an Afrobeats record which lead to an intriguing brainstorming process. After he laid out the beat idea , I started my song writing process.
Inna Eyes was written with a two dimensional point of view in mind. It’s a love story that speaks about the beauty of requited love and also appreciation of that feeling . while fully knowing the dangers of all that could go wrong but enjoying the moment and staying true to the essence of that love.
The song starts with the whistling and choral “Don’t stop turning me on” from Rooky , accompanied by William Burnett’s guitar licks. For sonically pleasing Melodies we can hear the sonorous voice of Nini Jegz at the Last chorus of the song. After which William comes back with the body swaying “Guitar Solo” which simply differentiates “Inna Eyes” from your regular Afrobeats song.
After a couple Weeks with the recording process at both regina and Saskatoon trips respectively and an exchange with the sound engineer “Rosesonic” , we found ourselves on your way to Weyburn for the Music Video shoot with the talented and creative genius “Christopher” of Phantasma Photography.
We also had models – Ariana Donovan and Franka Dior on set for the music video. We decided not to go with the usual flow of a music video and tried a more experimental burlesque -type imagery which seemed to work perfectly fine with our vision.
The Music video is set to release in less than 48 hours (28th Feb) and I’m so pumped and excited to share this creative project. If you haven’t heard the song, kindly check out this link below 👇🏾 lyrics would be updated on all digital streaming platforms as soon as possible as well.
It’s 3 weeks to the release of my highly anticipated Sophomore EP “Satori” on digital streaming platforms and i have decided to release a ‘xpecial package’ for all my listeners. It is a huge way to directly support my music and artistry by purchasing my digital assets and also connecting to my music by having the first listen and a direct exclusive link to my art. I appreciate your love, support and patronage.
The adversity of the cold fingers of winter and the ever raging jaws of the “Pandemic” was not enough to stop the fans of live local music from coming to my first headlined concert “ Afrodisiac” which took place in Cloud 9 Live in Regina on Saturday the 8th of January.
Featuring performances from various artist from both Regina and Saskatoon , we had a fair share of exhilarating performances , melodic vibes and vocal dexterity leaving the attendees yearning for another possible concert in the future *Fingers crossed*
We had superb performances from ROOKY featuring tracks from his forthcoming Sophomore EP which is titled “SATORI” (more info to be announced later) with Alexander James on keys , William Barnett on Guitars and Eric Vass on the Bass guitar, to the sonorous vocals of Nini Jegz, Joseph Shane and Zochi! We had the ground hoping to IIsaiah Bennett’s summer vibrations as well as the Duo Stage terror of Macc Davis and T Deniro and finally Afrobeat wave from Zweii. Music was provided by DJ Jeriko and Mc’d by Vibya and Vuyo.
Photographer Quentin Friesen was on ground to capture the memories of one of the most musically diverse concerts in the city this year and here is a montage of images that tell the visual story about the nights activities!
Super Grateful for the awesome people at Sask Music for the nomination and all the media support i have received this year , its always a honor to be recognized for your talent and artistry! also looking forward to bringing it home…
looking forward to creating and releasing more music for everyone and lets not forget , for the good people in Regina and environs : I have a show for my people in the new year – Jan 8th on Saturday at Cloud 9 Live , show starts at 9pm and ends by Midnight, we are also going to have lots of performances from other amazing artists and a special package for attendees. for more info kindly check out this link as well … https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/afrodisiac-tickets-223726390657
First off , I wanna thank each and everyone who has being supporting ROOKY music! Be it in cash , kind, referrals and listening… 2021 has being an amazing year and we are looking forward to making the coming year one to remember.
The Team and I have a very spicy and special Show lined up for you at “AFRODISIAC” set for JANUARY 8th at Cloud 9 Live in Regina. Doors open at 8:30pm and the Show starts by 9pm till Midnight after which there would be an hour of dancing, connecting and all round fun!
Hosted by the Amazing Vibya , we would be submerged in great music through the night from outstanding Regina based Artists such as Zweii , Zochi , T Deneiro , Macc Davies and others to be announced later!
Tickets go for $10 and would also be available at the door. All protocols and rules concerning Covid-19 would be strictly adhered to (Need Proof of Vaccination to be allowed in )
For more information and enquiry kindly contact the Event manager on the contact listed on the Event Brite page link below
I mean it’s being a year now since I came out of my hiatus and it’s being quite a journey back in the music world. From releasing my debut EP “Worlds Apart” (can be found on any store) to releasing a couple of singles , switching between sounds and experimenting on my rhythm and also diversifying my aesthetics to position my brand in a more relatable fashion. I’m a work in progress , an uncut gem but you know what they say , the more the pressure , the shinier the gold! I can’t wait to share all the beautiful music I have being working on all 2021 and I can only thank and appreciate y’all who have taken out your time to reach out and also support my music in your various ways ; little or big!
A couple months ago , I had an interview with a Canadian radio station called “Master Class Radio” based in Calgary, hosted by Radio Maestro “Steve”for about 24+ minutes and it was a wonderful experience , we shared ideas and talked at learnt about my music , our shared love for our homeland Nigeria amongst other things… we also gave an exclusive *shhh* if you didn’t catch it , here’s a link below
My latest single “Luv Me” (Produced by Tony Andrew x Andre Vibez) was also featured on a Canadian playlist by the Pr Diva for a musical platform called Digimillenials which focuses on bridging the gap between African artist living in the diaspora (Canada) to their people back home by introducing their sounds to a familiar audience. Big thanks to The Pr Diva for the feature. To check out the feature and other songs that may capture your interest check out the link below
2021 has been off to a fairly good start, I mean asides the Covid-19 situation and what not but nevertheless we are alive and thriving and that’s what’s important. I got so many reviews on my last release and decided to switch the vibe up a bit and this gave birth to my latest release! An RNB ballad titled “LUV ME” This masterpiece is Produced by Austrian Powerhouse ‘Tony Andrew’ and mix and mastered by Maven’s Finest and Iconic “Andre Vibes”.
On this record, I intend to set the record straight on my intentions for my love affair employing the use of effortlessly sonorous melodies, catchy lyrics and chill-like instrumentation that sets the mood, tempo and vibe for lovers and listeners alike. The message is also clearly stated in the lyrics though there is a switch from Nigerian Pidgin English to normal English here and there but still clear enough to accomplish its mission – your listening pleasure…
Kindly click the link below to access my new music!
its almost Valentine and love is in the air! or not… Pain and Pleasure was inspired by true life events much like all my songs but this specific song happened to come after a tough fall out with a love affair. it got me thinking about how we never take into consideration the two sides of the coin called a relationship and in this regard ; A romantic affair. when there’s supposed love and romance , we tend to only notice the sweet butterflies and colorful roses but then again every rose has its thorns. in a nutshell, every romantic relationship has its good sides and its bad sides , if one is not prepared to face these consequences then there shouldn’t be a union in the first place.
The Song was recorded, mixed and mastered by Walter Ernest, Produced by NIgerian producer AndroFlexin. it is due to be available on all other digital streaming platforms from the 18th of February 2021.
Kindly Enjoy “PAIN AND PLEASURE” along with its lyrics on my Youtube Channel below … also don’t forget to drop a comment and share to your loved ones!