Veteran musician and hitmaker, Olu Maintain, releases his first single in a year titled “Cinderella“. The highlife tune, featuring 2face Idibia, takes us down memory lane with some classic samples including Sir Victor Uwaifo’s “Guitar Boy” and Eddie Quansa by the Peacock’s Guitar Band.
Proper tune from 2 Proper Legends!
“Yahoozee crooner Olu Maintain has displayed a new angle of talent in this adaptation of classics that combine to form his new single “Cinderella”.
On the track, which was produced by Kenny Wonder, the artiste infuses a rich mix of different sounds across many genres of Nigerian music including highlife, afro pop, hip hop, r&b, and afro-soul. “Cinderella” also features the Legendary Tuface Idibia who started his career of over three decades in the Nigerian music industry on a platform with the “Plantashun Boiz” rising to be one of Africa’s most acclaimed acts.
Olu Maintain dubs this song project “A tale of Legends that cuts through time, it is a song for many generations, young and old alike will find something in it for their listening pleasure”. The underlying soundtrack is a cover adaptation of the epic “Eddie Quansa” tune by “The Peacocks guitar band” recorded in 1971 and adopted for use by popular TV Drama of the 80s “The New Masquerade”. The song also features the timeless lyrical cover from the legendary song “Guitar boy” by Sir Victor Uwaifo recorded in 1966 all fused with indigenously carved lyrical sounds the two artistes have become known for.
Olu Maintain, aka Mr NAWTi the brain behind the synergy, is a pioneer of the Afro HipHop genre from the group Maintain since late 90’s. He went into a solo career in 2006 and since then, Olu Maintain has dropped arguably the biggest hit song of this new generation of music, when he released Yahoozee, and famously got Colin Powell to even do the famous dance. His career has seen him release hit singles; “Cinderella” will be the next song on the long list of such massive hits.”