In an acoustic video released, the AfroSoul Diva, Aramide announced that her debut album due this November and would be titled “Suitcase.”
“I have been on this journey. Me and my Guitar, I have got the Rhythm and the blues, the Jazz all in my suitcase,” she said in the clip.
Scheduled for a November release, Aramide says her album will take listeners on a journey. “Today I welcome you to take this journey with me as I put together a suitcase full of who I am. With my album I will share the sounds in my ear and the feeling in my heart”
I’ve got #TheKeys I am finally ready to take you guys on a journey #November
This of course has sparked not only excitement but curiosity from her fans and followers on Twitter.
Yaay… album in November? #Thekeys@AramideMusic
Album title #TheKeys maybe? Or you have #Thekeysto solve the economic problems?https://twitter.com/AramideMusic/status/783925964405440512 …
The Nigerian Afro-soul/Jazz artiste discovered her talent for singing and writing as a teenager and decided to nurture them.
After finishing her secondary education, she learnt to play the saxophone and guitar being very passionate about both instruments.
A third-runners up with a band she joined for the Star Quest talent hunt show while she was still at the University of Jos spurred her to pursue a solo career after graduation.
The talented singer got signed to Baseline Music on September 9, 2014 after her exit from Eldee’s Trybe Records.
Aramide sings about love, betrayal, friendship, trust, and the attendant joys and aches of womanhood. Her musical influences include Erykah Badu, Miriam Makeba, Sade, Angelique Kidjo and other greats.
Her approach to song-writing and her soft but deep and powerful voice are some of the things that stand her out.
The singer won the Alternative Artist of The Year award at the 2016 edition of the Nigerian Entertainment Award (NEA) and Best Vocal Performance (Female) category at the 2015 edition of the Headies Award for love song ‘Iwo nikan’. She has been nominated for the Best Female Artist in West Africaand Best Artist in African RnB & Soul at the 2016 edition of the All Africa Music Awards (AFRIMA).
Her singles released in 2016 ‘Love me’ featuring Adekunle Gold and ‘Fun mi lowo’ featuring Sir Dauda have received good reviews and getting great airplay on radio stations within and outside Nigeria.
Aramide is well known for other songs including ‘I don’t care’ an up-tempo rendition which tells off the haters of her relationship, and ‘Feeling this feeling’ that talks about love and friendship and her acoustic cover of Davido’s ‘Ekuro’ amongst others.