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