The month of July has been quite scintillating so far with a large number of celebrity birthdays ranging from Weird MC, to Yinka Davies, Toolz of Beat fm, RMD, Essence, Rita Dominic, Kage, Yung6ix,Zdon Paporella and so many more. On the 13th of July, one of Nigeria’s most alluring and powerful vocal divas and performers joins the list, becoming a year older. We speak of the Diva known as EVA(the singer).
Niece to one of the most decorated and celebrated film producers and directors in Nigeria; Kingsley Ogoro, responsible for such internationally acclaimed and awarding winning films like The Prostitute, Osuofia in London, Across the Niger and so on – EVA, whose real name is Evaezi Ogoro partners once again with friend and producer Teekay Witty (Producer of her previous single TONIGHT (Oya baby) in which she features Goldie) to create a deep, emotional and traditional R&B track titled “BETTER THAN HER”. The song is rich with emotions of love, betrayal, pain, insecurity and rage as it speaks on fidelity and integrity in relationships. EVA yet again shows off the versatility and power of her vocals as she interprets and delivers this piece impeccably well.
EVA admits to being selfish while writing and producing the song, explaining that as a birthday gift to herself, she just wanted to release a song that made her feel really good about herself, her vocals, her writing and acting skills. As to whether there is or was a commercial and/or strategic angle to the choice and type of song and its release, she says “There are none. I am just having so much fun with life and love”.
EVA doesn’t just stop with the song alone. She also partners with long standing friend and award winning producer and director, Gbenga Salu, who jumped at the idea of directing the video after listening to the song. The video is made up of a very light all stars cast and was shot in two (2) days. It finds EVA playing a very dark role of a paranoid and obsessed woman who drives her husband to his death. The video shows a completely new and shocking side to EVA as never seen before, as well as shows off her hidden talent in acting. She acts alongside Uche Nwaezeapu (Winner of the 2010 Gulder Ultimate Search contest) who plays the leading male role and who she locks lips with in the video. She also calls on sister and very close friend Kefee Obareki along with Essence Okoro who both play opposite sides of the coin when it comes to friendly counsel.
For the video, EVA was fortunate to have been supported by Idris Demilade CEO and Founder of the fast rising Fashion Show and beauty Pageant, SISI OGE, who introduced her to upcoming designerLEKOBAKS, the genius behind the two amazing outfits EVA wears for her performance shots. Accessories were handled by BRANAMA AFRIQUE, a fashion and culinary outfit owned by good friend and colleague Kefee Obareki. Makeup was done by Chika, founder of CHEEKS MAKEOVERS who also plays the role of one of the falsely accused women, thought to be cheating with EVA’s man.
No matter the role she plays or the song she sings… EVA believes in handing out some form of advice or wise counsel about life and love, which she does with this video and song. Plans are on the way to shoot the video of her collabo song with Goldie – ‘TONIGHT’ as she joggles her album project, her events company, the writing of her online fiction series on Jaguda.com called ODIRI, a movie role in an upcoming Nollywood flick and other underground projects.
Here is wishing her lots and lots of Success and prosperity all the many many days of her life.
Enjoy EVA – Better Than Her