Fans of Nigeria’s queen of reggae music and one of the forces that institutionalized the genre in the country, Evi Edna Ogholi who have been expecting to hear something new from her after a long period of time, may just have to wait a bit longer.
This is because the award winning singer has cancelled her last musical project and according to her, ‘’I am starting a new one.’’
Evi told newstimesafrica in a chat from her France base where she has been engaged in music other related projects that she had to cancel the highly-promoted work which was earlier billed for release last year. It is supposed to be her first under a new producer and arrangement.
She however did not disclose the reason(s) for the total cancellation of the work which Premier Music was billed to handle its marketing and distribution.
Produced by one of Nigeria’s foremost and quiet dudes currently based in the United States of America, the release date of the untitled-but-finished-work was variously shifted until the cancellation.
Music pundits who know about it however say that the development may not be unconnected with the fact the reggae queen does not want to compromise with the standard she is noted for.
“Certain mistakes were said to have been discovered at a time and corrections were being effected but the latest we heard was the cancellation,’’ said an associate in Nigeria who worked towards its release.
Evi Edna who was once married to legendary encyclopaedia of music himself, Gentleman Emma Ogosi, who discovered and nurtured her into stardom, arranged and produced her previous albums, all of which have remained evergreen.
Hence the speculations from different quarters that she wants to remain the same brand she is across the globe.
Her name still rings a bell in the annals of reggae music history in Nigeria with her easy-flowing, rootsy and unique vibes which is unequalled.
She however promised to carry her fans along with the new project in the nearest future.