Words: Maven Media (@mavenmediang)
Two words! Squeeze, Tarela!
The not-so-new act has proven in a short span of time, that he has all it takes and more to be the biggest musical export from the continent. Tarela Henry Ekaye is a creatively unique and energetic artist whose lyrical content revolves around the themes of romantic declarations, resilience, and celebration of life, love and motivation. It is extremely safe to say, Squeeze Tarela is a current throwback of what music is in its purest form is.
The dancehall/reggae afro fusion music genius is currently winning souls with his brilliant singles “Hottest Thing”, “Bend” and “Uber Fresh” ; which is gaining massive spins on Trace Urban, The Beat 99.9 FM, MTV Base Africa, UDR Radio, Citi FM to name a few. Tarela’s gift only starts in the recording booth; as he has displayed flawless live vocals and breath-taking performances that send chills down spines. Squeeze might be new to many; but he landed a sleeper hit a few years ago titled “Dutty Love”, which was a club anthem.
Back to the present; and Squeeze is back on course and is working tirelessly to keep gaining momentum. Tarela launched a refix series christened “The Record Killa Series”, after his moniker “Record Killa”;the series has seen him revamp and refix popular numbers like DJ Spinall & Mr. Eazi’s “Ohema”, Davido’s “If”, Wizkid’s “Come Closer” etc. These refixes have taken the internet and airwaves by storm, becoming viral hits and fan favourites.
On the collaboration angle; he has worked with the likes Erigga, Ms. Jaie, DNA Twins and Chuddy K; with the list expanding and the music world paying him more attention, word on the street is that “Don Uber Fresh”, is taking over and we are excited for good music.
Soundcloud: Squeeze Tarela