BOUQUI, born Bukola Folayan, is the first female to release a rap album in Nigeria. She was born to a Professor of Biochemistry father and a professional teacher mother, she alongside her other five siblings grew up in an academic atmosphere of the Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife) and this has served as a big influence for her deep lyrical style and cosmopolitan outlook. Her Christian faith and strong belief in the words of God as laid out in the Holy Bible is however the factor to the formation of the Bouqui brand. An alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University and an accomplished broadcaster at Eko FM, Lagos, Bouqui started her professional career with an all girl group called G-Vibes several years ago before going solo and changing her focus and style to suit urban contemporary Nigeria and still deliver in terms of message and emotion.
The album titled B.O.U.Q.U.I was her debut and the album can be referred to as a two in one package due to the fact that it contains a record breaking fourteen tracks and four skits, the highest by any debutant in the Nigerian music industry. Still on breaking records, her lead single “Get it started” in less than a month debuted at number one the backyard beats segment of the PJ Butter hosted World Chart Show, also another first by any home– based Nigerian artiste in the history of Nigerian music. Other tracks like “Not Ashamed”, “Major Problem”, “Mole jo”, “Vanity” and “Wanna Love U” have become household anthems. The album has won several accolades and nominations including the much coveted AMEN awards in 2007 for best female act.
BOUQUI for the UK last year though she had just recently come back from her TOUR where she went round 15 cities in the UNITED KINGDOM with the first single MO RI LE, off the sophomore album which will be titled REDEFINITIONS..
REDEFINITIONS is set to have nothing less than12 tracks but not more than 15 tracks in all. The tracks were mixed and mastered in the UNITED KINGDOM.
The video for the leading single MO RI LE was shot and edited in the UK and will premiere on the same day the record label, BOUQUIS PLACE ENTERTAINMENT is officially launched.
Her most recent album is Redefinition
Some of her songs are Molejo, Oluwami, Not ashamed, Get it started, Where dem dey, Vanity, Sweet Music, Tell them, Letting go, Sun Soun, etc
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