Leadership (Abuja)

Nigeria: Jodie's 'Kuchikuchi' Album Debuts

Jodie, the Kuchi-kuchi singer, who dazzled the heart of music lovers with the single 'Kuchi-kuchi', has finally completed her work on her debut album. The much awaited album after Kuchikuchi, has been released into the market under D.U.N Entertainment.

The album which contains tracks such as 'KuchiKuchi', 'Under the Mango Tree', 'I Lost My Mind', 'African Woman', 'Fighter' and others, is bound to thrill many of her fans, who are eager to hear more of her unique voice that reminds them of African great singers like OnyekaOnwenu and Mariam Makeba, who is her role model.

According to a statement, Jodie, finalist of Idols West Africa, posted on her facebook wall the single, African Woman was endorsed by TufaceIdibia as a hit track.

In a recent interview with a national newspaper, she said: "I am very excited about this because this is my debut album. After a long while, I believe this is the best time for this album to be released. I am not regretting the years that passed. To me, it brought out the best in me."

According to Jodie, who has a penchant for excellent work, she had been recording but was not satisfied with the work until she met her manager, who has turned things around for the best.

In a chat with her manager, David, he said Jodie's work is coming out soon and the music world had better watch out for it.

"Jodie is doing fine. Her album, African Woman is now out in the market and her fans can now grab their copy. You did not see her at the Headies because she was not invited", he said. Jodie whose real name is Joy Odiete dropped her first single, KuchiKuchi two years ago, a track that enjoyed massive airplay on radio stations across the country, even as the video became one of the most popular music videos in Nigerian airwaves.

A video for 'KuchiKuchi' was released in February 2011, which attracted four nominations in the Nigerian Music Video Awards, 2011, for Best Indigenous Concept; Best Use of Costumes; Best Highlife Video; and Video of the Year. Jodie carted away two awards out of the four nominations: Video of the Year and Best Highlife Video.

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