“Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some hire public relations officers.” – Daniel Boorstin, American historian (1914-2004 December has always been a month of celebration and surprises, and Soul Singer, Ibiyemi [Ibiyemi Ajakaiye] has double reasons to be ecstatic this month.
After what may have seemed a long wait, Ibiyemi finally releases the video to her 80s style up-tempo track, Play, alongside news of the arrival of her little bundle of joy.
The fine vocalist, who has earned a devoted fan base courtesy singles such as ‘Can You Love Me?’, ‘It Could Be’ [Feat. Dipo], and smash hits ‘Don’t Leave Me’ and ‘Ore’, delivered a baby boy yesterday, Sunday the 23rd of December, 2012 in America. Both mother and child are doing well.
Ibiyemi who took some time off work to concentrate on the arrival of her baby is glad to finally release the Play video to her fans. According to her “I am very excited about the next chapter of my life, both personally and professionally. Thanks to all the devoted fans who kept tweeting and sending messages asking about the video. I appreciate your patience. It’s here!”
Play was directed by the talented Tosin Igho for IGH Films.
Ibiyemi (Ibiyemi Ajakaiye) is a talented singer-songwriter with a distinctive, rich, and soulful voice loved by connoisseurs of urban soul. A unique vocal talent whose childhood exposure to diverse musical genres ranging from calypso and jazz to juju, folk, and soul, and music greats such as Mary J. Blige, Lauryn Hill, Tracy Chapman, and the legendary Stevie Wonder, is evident in her melodic delivery and vocal versatility. Ibiyemi remains a soul singer who continuously delivers music that connects with both the young and old—with an international sound that doesn’t lose her traditional roots.