If you have not seen a classical singer sing in Badagry, then you have to meet Ganthonu Odevivi Mayowa, a delectable mezzo soprano and guitarist. Odevivi just graduated the MUSON diploma school of music, set of 2021, sponsored by the MTN foundation scholarship, where she sang a badagry song on the muson stage for her final recital.
The song was a wild contrast from the other classical numbers she had performed that evening. When the rhythmic African drumming started, the whole crowd erupted. Odevivi sang like a true African and also danced the famous badagry dance.
Ganthonu Odevivi mayowa is a Benenese-Nigerian who loves Art, African music, languages, and cultures.
She sings Alternative, African music, jazz, gospel, and classical. Ms Ganthonu also plays the piano and guitar.
This musician is an industrious entrepreneur with tentacles in areas like fashion designing, hair styling and skincare cosmetics.
She was born in a small village called TOPO island in Badagry town.
“My parents started to take me to the village annual carnival to sing.” She writes.
Ms Ganthonu is a versatile singer who has refused to be bounded by the chains of genre. Listen to her sing in Ogu, this song tilted Howe (mark).
“We would struggle less if we knew our destinies, this song talks about the inevitability of it” she writes on her Instagram page @odevivi
I am Music Estate’s Music Director