Born in October 1993, Ngedo ‘Maido‘ Michael hails from Eleme LGA in Rivers state, Nigeria, West Africa. He is a graduate of the University Of Port Harcourt, where he studied History and Diplomatic Studies and graduated with flying colors. The multi-talented singer and songwriter discovered his flair for entertainment at the very young age of 7 and by the age of 11, he was already touring his local environment.
Stepping up his music career he eventually rose through the ranks as one of the biggest artists that rocked The University of Port Harcourt between 2009 and 2014. Maido also opened up for bigger acts like 2baba, Wande Coal and Dbanj among others.
It wasn’t long before he was discovered by a record label, inking a deal with his present record label Grands Rois Records on March 13th 2015, through which he released his debut single Kolo. Maido has now dropped “Wider” which features one of Africa’s top acts Ice Prince Zamani.
Maido’s music and his lyrics will speak loudly and profoundly to your psyche and spirit, he will simply leave you speechless with the poetic prose, the musical mastery and the vocal veracity. He will occupy an exclusive space in your heart for artists that speak, sing and write the language of artistry, regardless of culture, creed and color.
With “Wider”, Maido together with acts Ice Prince Zamani, has offered up a menu of music that’s more foreign than familiar in taste, tone and rhythm. His words are frequently allegorical, while the music is almost always creative and eclectic. Yet, the final product you hear is so appetizing and so refreshing to so many, one can’t help but conclude that Maido’s music is a rare breed to be enjoyed in large doses.
Maido’s popularity will soon be bulldozing beyond the walls of cultural and political frontiers. By my perspective, Maido is moving towards being a game changer for Nigerian artists. The paradigm has shifted, the template has been tweaked and the bar has been raised with regards to the intersection between modern urban music and African rhythms on “Wider”.
Maido grooves with his heart pouring out poetic perfection, as he transmits an uplifting happy vibe throughout the song. You’ll be up and rolling across the dance-floor as the music on “Wider” keeps you enthralled!
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