Thirteen years after dropping his claim to fame song Igi Aruwe, Biyi Samuel has returned with another banging album entitled Ori Mi.
Released under Adedotun Ajala’s Moyinnet Entertainment Company, the album launch was held on Sunday, November 1st, 2015 at the Bamboo hall, Omole Phase 1, Ikeja, Lagos.
The event which was anchored by the duo of Yemi Sodimu and Feyikemi Olayinka-Abodunrin had in attendance prominent entertainers, ace broadcasters, captains of industry amongst other dignitaries.
Amongst the roll-call was Fuji star, Alhaji Abass Akande Obesere, gospel stars, Esther Igbekele, Lanre Teriba (Atorise), Seyi Solagbade, Bisola Testimony, Bunmi Akinkunmi (Omije Ojumi), Buga, Yomi Peters, Ambrose Somide and a host of others.
Speaking about the album, The musician who is a graduate of International Relations from Obafemi Awolowo University said “the album is a prayer point for whoever wants God’s blessings,” adding that “God being the head of everyone is always there for everyone who calls on his name.”
So far, Samuel has produced four albums. His first, Sacrifice, was released on the platform of Decross Music in 2000/2001, and following this was the song that brought him to limelight, Igi Aruwe, which was produced in 2002/2003. Later, he released Papa’s Promise for the record label of the late actor and movie producer, Muyideen (Alade) Aromire. Also, he released Kabiosi for Omo Xtian Music; while his Finally album, produced last year, was also released under Moyinnet Entertainment.
It would be recalled that Samuel came into prominence in 2002 when he was invited to sing the title track of a movie called Igi Aruwe. Unfortunately, his star that shone brilliantly with the soundtrack dimmed when, because of naivety, Femi Fadeyi, the producer of the movie played a fast one on him and robbed him of its copyright. For years, he groped in the dark until recently when lady luck smiled on him. Today, he has become a fast rising folk music crooner.