Maka is a Soul Singer/songwriter based in Lagos, Nigeria, Known for her fluid fusion of genres like soul, hip hop, Jazz and rap. Her music influences dates back to her childhood days in the choir with her mom.
With a background in Law, Maka is a full time musician having shared stages with artists like Bez, Simi, Mi Casa among others, she’s graced the Felabration stage in Lagos and headlined her first solo concert in Abuja and Lagos in 2016 to launch her first EP “The Truth”.
To mark her 25th birthday Maka headlined a sold out solo show in Lagos, She’s performed at the Lagos Jazz Series, Badagry Festival and more. With pop up shows lined up throughout the last quarter of 2017, Maka continues to grow and hone her skills as a performer.
In 2015, leveraging on new media as a tool for music promotion, Maka as an independent artist launched #Makaiscoming, this sparked conversation towards her first single, “Ife” produced by rapper/producer Eclipse. The media attention inspired the debut of her first 7 tracked EP “The Truth”. An introduction to her style of music synergy, the project produced by Teck-Zilla took Maka’s digital imprint upward marking features from platforms like MTVBase, TheSource, EarMilk and more.
Her song “Good Time” a cult favorite from “The Truth” EP went on to feature as the official sound track to Jay Franklyn’s celebrated movie “Dinner”, showing off her songwriting side Maka wrote sound tracks to all ten episodes of season one of Ebony Life TV’s web series “Indigo”
In December 2017, in collaboration with producer BigFoot, Maka debuted a Christmas classic “Before Christmas” a merry love song that reminds us of her ability to fuse genres, as she sings over harmoniously to a clean synergy of Jazz, Reggae and carol vibes reminiscent of classic Christmas music. She has been named among the top 5 artists to watch out for in 2018.