Friday, March 05, 2010
Bukola Folayan was born to a Professor of Biochemistry father and a professional
teacher mother, she alongside her other five siblings grew up in an academic atmosphere of the Obafemi Awolowo University (Ile-Ife) and this has served as a big influence for her deep lyrical style and cosmopolitan outlook.
Her Christian faith and strong belief in the words of God as laid out in the Holy Bible is however the factor to the formation of the Bouqui brand. An alumnus of Obafemi Awolowo University and an accomplished broadcaster at EkoFM, Lagos, Bouqui started her professional career with an all girl group called G-Vibes several years ago before going solo and changing her focus and style to
suit urban contemporary Nigeria and still deliver in terms of message and emotion.
The album titled B.O.U.Q.U.I was her debut and the album can be referred to as a two in one package due to the fact that it contains a record breaking fourteen tracks and four skits, the highest by any debutant in the Nigerian music industry. Still on breaking records,her lead single “Get it started” in less than a month debuted at number one the backyard
beats segment of the PJ Butter hosted World Chart Show, also another first by any home– based Nigerian artiste in the history of Nigerian music. Other tracks like “Not Ashamed”,
“Major Problem”, “Molejo”, “Vanity” and “Wanna Lone U” have become household anthems. The album has won several accolades and nominations including the much covetted AMEN awards in 2007 for best female act
THE REDEFINITION ALBUM DROPS AT LAST.. GET YOUR COPIES AND BLESS SOMEONE WIT IT...ITS LIFE TRANSFORMING...LYRICAL DEPTH AND SKILL AT ITS BEST.
FEATURING FOUR KORNERS,(UKS MOST ELECTRYING BOY BAND);
COLD STEPS AND BIGMAN ZEST..(UKS MOST RELAVANT FUNKY HOUSE GROUP)
COBHAMS(NAIJAS PHENOMENAL PRODUCER)
MIXMASTER JAY(PROLIFIC SOUND ENGINEER,PRODUCER AND SINGER)
IT ALSO FEATURES SONGS LIKE MORILE,TAKE YOU AWAY FT FOUR KORNERS,LUV U 4EVA FT MIKE AREMU,OGOGORO FT TILLA MAN,SUNSOUN,JUMPING FT COLDSTEPS AND BIG MAN ZEST AND OLUWA FT COBHAMS ETC
THE ALBUM WAS LAUNCHED AT THE PRESTIGIOUS GRAND BALL ROOM OF THE EKO HOTEL AND SUITES ON JULY 5TH 09,SORRY IT TOOK A WHILE TO HIT THE STREETS,BUT GUESS WHAT IT WAS WORTH THE WAIT..
B.O.U.Q.U.I IS PRESENTLY IN THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA ON TOUR AND PROPAGATING WHAT SHE BELIEVES MOST,HER CORE MISSION,THE GOOD NEWS.
SHE DROPPED TWO VIDEOS IN DECEMBER ONE SHOT IN CHICAGO,OLUWA FT COHBAMS AND THE OTHER IN THE UK,TAKE YOU AWAY FT FOUR KOURNERS,SHE WILL BE AT JESUS HOUSE DC ON WEDNESSDAY AND SATURDAY WHERE SHE OPENS FOR THE GRAMMY NOMINATED AND STELLAR AWARD WINNING ARTIST,TYE TRIBBETT ON THE 10TH OF MARCH 2010
SHE RECENTLY GOT THE AWARD FOR BEST VIDEO AT THE WIEA IN THE UK THAT HELD ON THE 27TH OF MARCH 2010 AT THE PRESTIGIOUS MARRIOTTS HOTEL IN DOCKLANDS..LONDON.after which she continued to the united states for the very famous festival BIAZO in Jesus House DC.
BIAZO is like ur own calabar festival in Nigeria..a month long CHRISTIAN festival,during which BOUQUI
OPENS FOR MYLES MONREO on wed 10TH FEB 10....
OPENS FOR GRAMMY AND STELLAR AWARD WINNING TYE TRIBBETT....ON THE 13TH
921 Philadelphia Avenue
Silver Spring, MD 20910-4913
after which the train moves to chicago..kingsword in the building..19th -22nd..MARCH
ITS THE REDEFINITION BABY....
JESUS IS THE KING OF ALL THE KINGS