By Chux Odoh
In the song, 2Baba tells the very relatable story of a young man who got stood up by his date. Assisted with the vocal prowess of Peruzzi, the song soon became an instant hit.
But the story of ‘Amaka’ doesn’t end there. Nigerian female singer, rapper and actress, Cyclone Artemis, decided it was only right to retell the story, this time from the perspective of ‘Amaka’
The fast-rising star sat with NET TV to tell us why decided to make her own version. Cyclone said she thought the original record was a brilliant piece of work because of its interesting theme.
The singer also jokingly said she began to feel bad for girls named Amaka who were now at the receiving end of bants and felt the need to defend them in that regard.
Cyclone Artemis describes herself as an all-around entertainer. Last year, she released ‘Say Hi Already’. featuring Marvis of Big Brother Naija 2017. She has also done impressive covers of Yemi Alade’s hit record ‘Johnny’, Terry The Rapman’s ‘Boys Don Hama’ and rapped on the cover of Jay-Z’s ‘Empire State of Mind.
The singer hopes to perform with 2Baba at his forthcoming ‘Buckwyld n Breathless’ Concert. She says: “Opening for 2Baba or sharing that side of ‘Amaka’ on his stage would mean the world to me, to be honest”
Tickets to Buckwyld n Breathless: Power of 1 are on sale at NETShop by the way. Prices start at N5,000 naira for regular, N20,000 -VIP, N1.5m – silver table, N2.5m – gold table and N3m for platinum tables.