At last, J’odie, born Joy Odiete Eseoghene, who found fame after participating in the 2007 West African Idols reality show has dropped her maiden album, joining the likes of Omawumi and Timi Dakolo who were her contemporaries.
J’ Odie is dropping the album few years after she released her “Kuchi Kuchi” single. She explained that the delay was as a result of her desire to give her fans quality music.
J’Odie, who was recently signed to DUN Entertainment said, “ I am not in a hurry to drop my album. It took me time to build the album, so it’s not a cut and nail work. It has quality and everything everybody would want to listen to. A party goer would love my album.”
The 10 track-LP, which includes songs like “Akpona Igbunu” sung mostly in her native dialect ‘Urhobo’ and the hit track, “African Woman”explores genres ranging from New Age to Folk to Techno, proving the African Woman knows no bounds. She’s also planning to shoot the video.
J’ Odie’s fans and critics alike should look out for the love ballad “Biko”; a powerful ballad with actual power and emotion. The songbird explores different tones of her voice, layering them beautifully to build up the emotional intensity achievable due to the vulnerability of voice with spine-tingling ad-libs.
According to her, her ability to diversify has given her music a new boost. “If you listen to my song, you will hear, RnB, pop and African lyrics” she narrated.