Sunday, September 15, 2013

Temi DollFace is An Adorable Doll Who is not Dull At All

When it comes to artistes to highlight on our global digital news platforms, we are really VERY CHOOSY, and if you don't make it to any of our top blogs and other websites, then it is either we have not noticed anything special about your act or we are not impressed.

Timi Dakolo, Aṣa, Nneka and others have been highlighted on our home pages, because they are world class and there is a big difference between making music and making noise. Majority of Nigerian hip hop artistes are not musicians, but clowns and of course clowns can be very good entertainers and very bankable too. And TALK OF THE TOWN By Orikinla is proud to present a fresh face in Nigerian music who does not need a DJ to sing her songs and this cute doll has no dull moments whenever she is live on stage. Her debut single "Pata Pata" is WOW!

Temi DollFace is chic and classy and she is going to go places if she does not give up her "zing thang"!
Singer, songwriter, composer, performer, metaphor-obsessed ranter, Visionary, future Style-Icon.

These are but a few words to describe Temi who pushes beyond cliche to create a bold, witty, groundbreaking sound that's off-the beaten track and completely her own.

As a songwriter, Temi a.k.a'Temi DollFace' is fast establishing a reputation for her elegance of expression, her cerebrally-artful play with words, her inventiveness, risk-taking and disregard for prevailing rules on what is and isn't acceptable.

It took the cumulative effect of getting her foot in the industry door, having to grapple with a lack of creative control over her output, the resulting self-doubt and creative drought, a stint as frontwoman of a band, some much needed reassessment, and finally, the very welcome awakening of her trust in her individuality and creative abilities, to bring her to this it point.

Both Temi's style and music are a curious cocktail of past, present and future. She has a breathtakingly broad musical palette that reflects the influences of Ella Fitzgerald, Stevie wonder, James brown, Fela Kuti, Earth Wind & Fire, Joan Armatrading as much as it does Pharrell Williams, N.E.R.D, outkast, Missy Elliot to name but a few. Despite dalliances with different genres, she refers to her sound as 'Drama Soul'. A sound that's all dressed up as playful but is at its very core profound and lyrically piquant.

Music came surprisingly early and late to Temi. At the age of 7, she wrote and composed her first song with a keyboard given to her as a gift by the pastor of the church she attended; her self-education in playing the keys began. For the years that followed, and up until her teens, she sang at church and performed at every given opportunity.

Her mid point was a degree in food Science, at which time she had put music on the back burner, no longer considering it a career option because it didn't fit into the mileu she came from.

This was short-lived as music inevitably came to the fore and a career in it started to make perfect sense again. Time at performance school followed, and she's been chasing dream since.

Temi has quietly been creating her masterpiece under-the-radar and plotting her trajectory into your hearts and minds.

Watch out for TemiDollFace playing live at a gig near you. Expect thrills and spills.

...Three words - WATCH THIS SPACE!!!

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