Co-founder Darey who made this known in Lagos, today, says Zaina, who recently moved back home from Atlanta, 'is a supremely talented singer, writer and performer who has worked with some of the best brains here and abroad; a fierce entertainer who wants to make music fans happy'.
Soul Muzik, also home to Darey and Mo Eazy, joins other labels like Chocolate City, Mavin Records and EME who have signed female artistes in recent times. There had been a huge drop in the number of active female singers in the country; all that is changing now, and Zaina says she's 'here to stay, to play my part and add my voice to what's going on in my great country'.
Not entirely a newcomer, Zaina has in the past worked with eLDee, STYL Plus, Sasha, Lynxxx and received nods from the popular Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
And to kick off Zaina's stay at the label, her debut singles "Lolola" and "Totally Yours" (featuring multi-award-winning Jamaican dancehall star Wanye Wonder) have been released.LOLOLA, Zaina's official debut Soul Muzik single, is a party anthem for every lady who's ready for that good love. The message is simple: "now is the time for love, no games, no preamble, no second thoughts, no pretence, let's get straight to the point, I'm ready for the next level so make your move!"
On TOTALLY YOURS, Zaina features Jamaican reggae sensation Wayne Wonder, for a soulful exploration of timeless love, submission and devotion. It's a sensual love song about friendship that has evolved beyond the platonic. It's about a commitment that has overcome the battles of loyalty and doubt. Zaina and Wayne collaborate 'wonderfully' to express the thoughts of a couple in love who have come to that special place in their relationship where they are certain beyond any doubt that they are ready to give themselves totally and completely to each other - body and soul. This is Zaina's 2nd official Soul Muzik single.
Her debut album is due next year.
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Connect with her on twitter: @zainababy