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Geoffrey Oji, A Biography, From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Background information
Birth name Geoffrey Oji
Born KadunaKaduna State, Nigeria
Origin Benue State, Nigeria
Genres Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, songwriter, performer
Years active 2014 – present
Labels Ultima Productions, 960 Music Group
Associated acts Chidinma2faceIyanya, Praiz
Website geoffreyoji.com[1]

Geoffrey Oji is a Nigerian singer and songwriter best known for winning the seventh season of Project Fame West Africa.[2][3][4] He won the competition after years of consistently auditioning for the show.[5] Geoffrey is currently under a management deal with 960 Music Groupcourtesy of a partnership between 960 Music Group and Ultima Productions.[6] His debut single ‘Bursting My Brain’ was released on January 30, 2015.[7]

Early life

Geoffrey was born in and grew up in Kaduna, Kaduna State. He attended St. Saviour Primary and Nursery school, Kaduna and later, St. Patricks Secondary School, Kaduna.[8] Geoffrey lost his dad on Christmas Day of 2001,[9] which made life difficult for his family, prompting a decision to leave home and move to Lagos in search for greener pastures when he was just 15.

On arriving Lagos, Geoffrey found out his uncle in Lagos was not doing well enough to support him so he had to sleep in public places for about a year, while honing his music skills in church and contesting in singing shows.[10] Before contesting in and winning the seventh season of Project Fame, Geoffrey auditioned in the first 6 seasons of the show and lost out.[11]

Musical career

After winning Project Fame in September 2014, Geoffrey spent the next few months performing at high profile events, establishing a presence in the real world and recording music.[12] On January 30, 2015, Geoffrey debuted his single, ‘Bursting My Brain’ which was well received by fans and critics alike[13] and got moderate airplay on Nigerian radio stations.

The video to Bursting My Brain was released on May 25, 2015[14][15] which further boosted Geoffrey’s profile and gained him more recognition when the video started airing on major TV networks.

Shortly after, 960 Music released Geoffrey’s second single titled Monalisa, an ode to a beautiful woman and which can be described as a continuation to Bursting My Brain. A video for Monalisa directed by Mr. Miagi was released on that same day on the Project Fame platform. The single received even more positive reviews and further boosted Geoffrey’s profile.[16]

In October 2015, Geoffrey released his debut EP titled Bursted,[17] which was launched on the last airing date of MTN Project Fame Season 8.

References

  1. Jump up^ “Geoffrey Oji”Geoffrey Oji official site.
  2. Jump up^ https://www.punchng.com/entertainment/saturday-beats/girls-that-once-rejected-me-now-want-my-attention-project-fame-winner/
  3. Jump up^ https://www.tribune.com.ng/friday-treat/item/23285-project-fame-winner-collaborates-with-iyanya-chidimma/23285-project-fame-winner-collaborates-with-iyanya-chidimma
  4. Jump up^ The Net NG. “Breaking News: Geoffrey wins MTN project fame season 7…”. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  5. Jump up^ “GEOFFREY OJI: WINNER MTN PROJECT FAME 7.0”www.projectfamewestafrica.com. Archived from the original on 29 November 2014. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  6. Jump up^ “Ultima Productions announce Partnership with 960 Music Group”www.thenet.ng. Retrieved 17 November 2014.
  7. Jump up^ “MUSIC PREMIERE: Geoffrey – Bursting My Brain (Prod. By Password)”360nobs.com.
  8. Jump up^ “INTERVIEW WITH PROJECT FAME 7.0 WINNER GEOFFERY OJI”Tush Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. Jump up^ “Every Christmas Day makes me sad – Geoffrey Oji”Punch. Archived from the original on 11 January 2015. Retrieved 1 June2015.
  10. Jump up^ “INTERVIEW WITH PROJECT FAME 7.0 WINNER GEOFFERY OJI”Tush Magazine. Retrieved 1 June 2015.[permanent dead link]
  11. Jump up^ “‘I auditioned for 7 years before winning Project Fame’ – Geoffrey”NET. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  12. Jump up^ “Project Fame winner, Geoffrey, moves up”Daily Independent. Archived from the original on 11 June 2015. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  13. Jump up^ “Project Fame winner drops first official single, ‘Burst my brain'”Pulse. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  14. Jump up^ “VIDEO: Geoffrey – Bursting My Brain”notjustok. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  15. Jump up^ “Project Fame winner debut with romantic ‘Bursting my brain’ video”Pulse. Retrieved 1 June 2015.
  16. Jump up^ “VIDEO: Geoffrey – Monalisa”360nobs.com. Retrieved 10 August 2015.
  17. Jump up^ “Geoffrey Set To Release “Bursted” E.P”TooXclusive. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
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