Praise Adejo, better known by his stage name Praiz, is a young highly talented singer who came into limelight thrilling Nigerians with his unique soulful voice on this same platform – MTN Project Fame West Africa Season1. As a son of a Gospel minister, Praiz naturally found himself in the choir at a very young age.
This Computer Science graduate of Kaduna Polytechnic grew musically and has gone on to wow music critics and a multitude of fans with his style – A perfect blend of R&B and Soul. He has made cameo appearances on different projects by his peers, most notably his stellar performance on M.I’s ‘Epic’ and on alternative singer Bez's 'That Stupid Song’ (whose video is the first Nigerian video to make a world premiere on BET).
Praiz has performed alongside R&B veteran singers Brandy and Joe in Nigeria and the UK; He has also performed on the same stage with international stars such as Johnny Gill, Joe, Dru Hill, Billy Ocean, Maxi Priest, Tevin Campbell, and Mafikizolo. He is currently signed to X3M MUSIC. Following the release of his debut singles - 'I Love You' and 'Jekalo', Praiz rose to superstar status coupled with highly rated follow up videos. After his performance at the Epic and Funky show in the UK, he returned to Nigeria to release his popular single ‘Rich and Famous’.
The video for the single- Rich and Famous, was shot in Cape Town, South Africa; released in December, 2012 and was played heavily on music stations across the continent.
In 2013, Praiz became an MTN ambassador and released another single and video titled “Oshe” which features Congolese musician Awilo Longomba.
His double album Rich and Famous was released on December 2014, and he has enjoyed nominations and awards within and outside the country.
The Governor of Minnesota (USA) recently proclaimed 6th February 2016 as Praiz Adejo Day in recognition of his achievements as a Songwriter, Producer, Singer and philanthropy. On this note, join us and welcome Praiz as a Judge on Project Fame West Africa.
You can follow him on Instagram - @officialpraiz and on twitter - @praiz8
Tee-y Mix is one of the leading producers in the Nigerian music industry. His production journey began in the 90s having learned to play the piano and drums.
He’s produced several hits that has gotten Nigerians and the whole continent dancing. Some of these hits include Naeto C’s ‘Tony Montana’ and ‘Kini big deal’, Sound Sultan’s ‘Natural something’ and 9ice’s ‘3310’.
Here’s a list of some more things you should know about him.
Aside from being a judge for five consecutive years on the music reality TV show of MTN Project Fame West Africa, Tee-Y Mix was awarded 'Producer of the year 2012' at the eighth annual Headies Awards (formally known as Hip-Hop World Awards) and has worked with many of Nigeria's biggest music stars including Tuface, Iyanya, Darey, D'Banj, GT the Guitar man, Sasha, Banky W, Ikechukwu and many more.
Bibie, born in Accra, Ghana as Béatrice Adjorkor Anyankor on January 9, 1957 is a singer, famous for her 1985 hit "Tout doucement".
As a well-travelled child, due to her fathers Ghanain diplomatic staus, Bibie decided to devote herself to singing, to the detriment of her studies.
After moving to Paris she released her debut song "Tout doucement" written by the famous french composer Jogn Paul Dréau, which became a huge success in 1985, reaching number two in France. Certified Gold disc, the song was covered by Dalida in Italian and by Bibie herself in the English language. After another successful hit from Bibie, "J'veux pas savoir" which made number 6 in the French charts, she released the song "Tout simplement" in 1985, but was not able to repeat the same feat.
In the early 90s, Bibie continued her career, but enthusiasm of the public for her songs was no longer the same. As many other French female singers of the 1980s such as Sabine Paturel or Desireless, she fell again into anonymity.
After making a come back on French television, Bibie released an album in 2004 in the musical style of Tracy Chapman. While it was musically a critical success, the album was not fully embraced by her traditional audience. In the same year, she also took part in a French television show on the TF1 station called "Retour Gagnant" ("Winning Comeback"), where Julie Petri was the winner of the first season.
In 2010, Bibie took part in a music radio tour called "RFM party 80