Esegine Allen (born 28 March 1986), better known by his stage name Orezi, is a Nigerian musician from Delta State. He rose to prominence with his song “Rihanna” in 2013
Esegine Orezi Allen was born in Owhelogbo, Isoko, Delta State, where he grew up with his family. He is the first of five children. He attended the Command Secondary School in Abakaliki. He graduated from the University of Lagos and completed the mandatory one year NYSC program
Orezi began his music career in early 2009. He has worked with several producers, including Kiddominant, Del B and Dokta Frabz. Orezi’s first musical release was “I No Fit Lie”. The music video for the song was shot in South Africa. The song became Radio Continental’s theme song. Subsequently, Orezi headlined a show named after the song. The show was organised by the Continental Broadcasting Services (CBS), owners of Radio and TV Continental.
In 2010, Orezi released “High B.P”. The music video for the song was endorsed by MTV Base. In late 2010, he released another single titled “Jamilaya”, featuring UK disk jockey DJ JamJam. Like its predecessors, the song received rave reviews.
In early 2011, Orezi was featured on the track “Emoti” alongside Danagog, Igho, and DJ Debby. It was played on Trace TV, MTV Base, Sound City, and One Music. Orezi bursts onto the Nigerian Music scene after collaborating with DJ Jimmy Jatt. He was featured on Jatt’s “Komije” single alongside Sauce Kid, Muna, and Igho.
Orezi released the music video for his song “Booty Bounce” which featured cameo appearances from Karen Igho, Bovi, Wande Coal, Kay Switch, Sina Rambo, Vina, Danagog, Skuki, and General Pype, among others. For several weeks, the song was one of the top ten African songs on Trace Urban, Channel O, and MTV. The music video for the song received a nomination in the Reggae/Dancehall category at the 2012 Channel O Music Video Awards.
Orezi performed at the 2010 Star Trek musical concert tour held in Kaduna and Makurdi. He also graced the stage at Nigeria’s 50th Independence Anniversary celebration in 2010. In early 2011, Orezi performed at DJ Jimmy Jatt’s “Jump Off Show”. The show was held at the Get Arena in Lekki. He has performed at several club tours, both in Nigeria and South Africa. He was part of the Emoti Tour organised by DJ Debby. He also performed at Club Inc in South Africa. In 2012, Orezi performed at the Rhythm Unplugged concert in Ibadan, and toured with Trace Urban & St. Remy.
In March and September 2014, Orezi released the French version of his single “Shoki” as well as the music video for his “You Garrit” single, respectively.
In September 2015, Orezi released his debut album titled Ghen Ghen, featuring collaborations with 9ice, Davido, Flavour, Ice Prince, M.I Abaga, Timaya and Wizkid. The album was rated 3.0 (worth checking out) on a scale of 5 by Pulse NG. In November 2015, Orezi released the music video for his hit single “Ogede”.
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