If you think her entry into professional musicÂ was a gamble and Gba – her debut album, a fluke, think again. Nollywoodâ€™s beauty and screen diva, Omotola Jalade Ekeinde has decided toÂ reiterate her commitment to music by releasing a thirteen-track album tentatively titled â€˜Feel Alrightâ€™.
This follow up album is coming after five years of musical silence (her debut album was released 2005).
The sexy mother of four, has teamed up with a group of professionals including, singer and guitarist Harrisong- who doubles as her voice coach, producer DelB and singer cum producer Paul PlayDairo, to produce, mix and master her sophomore album which consists songs divisible into the Pop and Rock genres.
And unlike Gba which was targeted at commercial success, Omosexy says â€˜Feel Alrightâ€™ is a different kind of project.
â€œThe songs (in her new album) are not the type thatâ€™ll become popular easily. They are songs deliberately written to send out particular messages. The focus is not to get attentionâ€, she said in a telephone chat. Ask her who writes her songs and she says, â€œI write them myself except for the parts where I featured other personsâ€
Some of the tracks contained in the coming album are Feel Alright, Get Busy, Harmony, Through the Fire and Barren Land. Barren Land was specially written for the United Nations to address food crisis in affected countries.
Already the lead track titled Feel AlrightÂ is receiving air play and a second single will be joining it on radio in the first week in March, says the actress turned singer and songwriter.
Rights to her debut album were sold to Sound Factory- a music-oriented company which operates in Nigeria and the United Kingdom- for a sum she wouldnâ€™t disclose but â€˜enough to reward my hard workâ€™. It was a three-year agreement. The album, according to the singer â€˜was one of the best deals in 20005â€™ and sold â€˜over a million copiesâ€™.
Omotola does not plan to sell out her new work. Now sheâ€™s interested in the music business and how it works especially in Nigeria. As it is now, the singer is talking to certain international music companies and a few Nigerian fellas on the commercial details of the new album, she further revealed. Feel Alright is expected to drop in May, â€˜by Godâ€™s graceâ€™.