“I see myself on top and also as one that would be reckoned with in Nigeria’s entertainment industry; I will also be a big helping hand to the upcoming artistes in Nigeria”… These are the words of UWOLOH NWABUEZE RAYMOND a.k.a Ray G whose second album titled ‘UNXPECTED’ is expected to hit music stores this December 4. His hot single, “Otutu” featuring W4 and Jaywon got impressive feedback and the video shot by AK One, made major chart-lists across the country.
Ray G’s debut album titled ‘TOGO NAIJA’ may not have given him expected attention in Nigeria but his collaboration with Ghanaian act, Tinny on “It’s A Party” and the video made him popular in Ghana and Togo where he performed at various shows in those countries.
This time, the graduate of Business Administration from Lagos State University indulges outstanding acts like Timaya, Sound Sultan, W4, Tamara (from Naija Sings) and Jaywon amongst others to make an album, music lovers would appreciate. According to him, “I intend to reach out to all classes in Nigeria including the market women, bus drivers, the working class etc as well as Africa and the world at large”.
The ‘UNXPECTED’ is a 15 track package with songs like “Spend My Money” featuring Timaya, “Sile Sile” featuring W4 and productions by Jiggy Jeg, Spanky, J Sleek and Micon. Two events have been scheduled to usher in the album – the first part holds in Lagos at Club Karma on Friday December 10, while the second part will hold on Friday December 17 at E-Lounge, Abuja.
Ray G started music in 1994 while in secondary school. He is presently signed to Warlor Records which is owned by his brother, Peter Uwoloh who also doubles as his mentor. “He has been very supportive and an encouragement to my music career” he said. The album will be marketed and distributed by Afro Best.