Orezi Biography – Nigerian singer, song writer, recording and performing artiste Esegine Orezi Allen who is populary known by his stage name Orezi was born 28 March 1986 in owhelogbo ,Isoko north,Delta state, Nigeria where he originated from.
Orezi grew up with his family where he is the first born and son out of five (5) children. He attained his secondary School certificate at command secondary school, Abakaliki. Orezi decided to further his education to the tertiary level and he applied for admission into the University of Lagos,Lagos State,Nigeria where he graduated with a degree.
Professionally career in music
Orezi who had interest in music decided to follow his passion and started doing songs in 2009. He went ahead to release his first single song which he titled “I No fit lie” with an accompanying music video to it which was shot in South Africa.
“I No fit lie” was widely accepted by Nigerians which gained Orezi a high degree of fame. The song went viral in Nigeria and In no time became the theme song of Radio continental.
Continental broadcasting service(CBS) comprising of the owners of Radio continental and TV continental organized a concert with Orezi on the name of the song.
Orezi Released two singles titled “High B.P” and “Jamilaya” in 2010. The music video to the former was endorsed by popular music channel MTV BASE while the later features DJ JamJam who is a disc Jockey from the United Kingdom. Both songs were acclaimed critically by listeners of music and soon made Orezi an household Name.
Orezi was featured in 2011 alongside other musical acts like igho, danagog, DJ debby on the hit single “Emoti” which became an instant hit upon release to the public.
“Komije” is yet another single which earned Orezi more fame in the music industry. He was featured on the song by popular Nigerian Disc Jockey DJ Jimmy Jatt alongside three other acts, igho, sauce kid and muna .
Orezi Released another hit song which peaked on the Top Ten list by MTV base, channel O and Trace Urban for several weeks. The song was titled “Booty bounce”
It received featured appearances from bovi, wande coal, Kay switch, skuki , danagog and many others. In 2012 the song won Orezi a nomination at the channel O music awards.
In March 2014, Orezi came out with his french version of one of his previous singles which he titled “Shoki”. Still on that same year, in September, he also released the music video to his hit single song titled “you garrit”
On several songs, orezi has collaborated with big Artistes in the Nigerian music industry like Davido, wizkid, 9ice, Timaya, M.I abaga, ice prince and Flavour N’abania. He has also worked with notable music producers like Dokta frabz, del B and Kiddominat.
Orezi Released his debut studio Album in September 2015 titled ” Ghen Ghen” on various record platforms with featuring guest vocals from the aforementioned Artistes.
In November 2015, Orezi released his single song “ogede” off the Ghen Ghen album with an accompanying music video to it.
In September 2016, Orezi released the banger titled ” call the Police “. The song became an instant hit song immediately it was released online, it talked about Orezi been literally killed by the beauty of a girl.
“Call the police” was a major hit from Orezi which peaked at top positions on numerous nigeria music charts on their Top Ten lists.
Orezi released another hit single song on 21 September 2018 which he titled “Weke”. The song was directed by Paul Gambit and it was critically acclaimed by fans and lovers of music.
songs which shot Orezi to prominence includes “Rihanna”, “Shoki”, “shuperu”, “shuperu remix ft Davido, “ogede ft wizkid” , “call the police” , “weke” and a few others.
Orezi’s Notable Performances
Orezi has performed in numerous occasions which we possibly cannot list all. He has been paid to sing at music concerts, shows, Weddings, birthday parties, anniversaries and so on. He took part in Trace Urban and St Remy’s Tours. He also performed as an artiste at the “Jump Off concert” organized by DJ Jimmy Jatt which took place at Get Arena , Lekki, Lagos State.
Orezi was also one of the artiste to graced the stage at star Trek musical concert in 2010, it was held at both markudi and Kaduna .
He performed as a music star at the Nigeria’s 50th independence anniversary celebration in 2010 and also toured with DJ debby on her EMOTI tour.
Orezi was reported to has performed as a music artiste in Club INC in South africa and several clubs in Nigeria and south Africa as well.
In 2012, at the Rhythm unplugged concert which was held in Ibadan, Orezi was spotted entertaining his fans, supporters and well wishers.
Album(s) and E.Ps By Orezi
1. “I No Fit lie” ( E.P)
Tracks on this e.p includes;
I No fit lie
I No fit lie (Remix) Featuring billion air, Yung chef and T.O.G
Shake body — instrumentals
I No fit lie — Instrumentals
High B.P — instrumentals
2. “Ghen Ghen” (album) — released September 2015
Selected singles by Orezi
“Jamilaya” — Orezi featuring DJ jam jam
“What is the need”
“Onome” Orezi featuring DJ Akaba
“Ogede” orezi featuring wizkid
“Shuperu” Orezi featuring Davido
“Call the police”
“Weke” amongst others.
Awards and Nominations
Orezi has won several awards and has also be nominated for numerous awards since he started his professional career in music.
In 2013, Orezi was awarded as the Best new act at the UNiLAG (university of Lagos) Awards. He also won the award for best club banger at the Abuja meritorious music award (AMMA)
Orezi won the awards for best Raggae dancehall artiste at both the Nigeria music video awards ( NMVA) and South south music awards ( SSMA) respectively.
In 2013, he was nominated for the award for best raggae dancehall song at The Headies and also nominated for raggae dancehall award at the Channel O music video awards.
In 2014, he was nominated for best new act of the year and Raggae / dancehall artiste of the year at the nigeria Entertainment Awards and the City people Entertainment awards Respectively.
Orezi lives a Porsche a d luxurious life like other music Artistes, he has worked very hard to earn his spot on the music industry.
Orezi has a house worth over 200million naira and many luxurious cars to his name.
He performs at clubs ,concerts, weddings, birthdays and many other social functions. Orezi also earns money from sale of his music products .
Orezi’s networth is estimated to peak around $1.2 Million USD.
- Real name: Esegine Orezi Allen
- Stage name: Orezi
- Other names: dhat Ghen Ghen guy, voice of the future
- Net worth: $1.2 million USD
- Education: command secondary school Abakaliki and University of Lagos ,Lagos State, Nigeria
- Age: 28 March 1986
- Birth place: owhelogbo, Isoko north ,Delta state
- Origin: owhelogbo, Isoko north, Delta state, Nigeria