Two Legendary artistes, both veterans from the old and new generation change Africa’s music landscape as they come together to remix a classic 1960’s song
Lagos, Nigeria, July 6, 2013—Recently, the music industry was taken by storm when two veterans from the old and new generation took center stage to remix a classic song from the early 1960’s. Coming together was the iconic Dr. Victor Abimbola Olaiya and the energetic 2face Idibia, who recorded a song from Dr. Olaiya’s early collection “Mofe Muyan,” now christened “Baby Mi Da.”
Spellz produced the remixed song, and Nollywood’s finest, Director Kunle Afolayan of “The Figurine and Phone Swap” fame, made this his music video debut. The folks at Spinlet, who sponsored the making of the video, are excited about the collaboration, and hope there are more partnerships like this to come.
“We at Spinlet create platforms for veteran artists that give them access to new audiences,” said Mark Redguard, Chief Marketing Officer for Spinlet. “In addition, young new audiences will have an opportunity to experience classic songs with a new modern twist.”
Premier Records ltd, the label under which Dr. Olaiya is signed, sees the collaboration as a way of uniting musicians from different generations; it is also provides a cultural background and timelessness.
“It is pertinent that we bring back to the music industry what made Dr. Victor Olaiya internationally known,” said Michael Odiong, Project Manager of Premier Records. “His lyrics are still very relevant today, and he has so many tracks like ‘Ilu Le O’ and ‘Mr Judge’ that have an impact on people everywhere, and his classic love songs like ‘Omo pupa’ ‘Fami Mora O’ will withstand the test of time any day. We want to encourage younger stars to take advantage of these classic songs and do something new with them.”
The video shoot featured many prominent entertainment personalities, including veteran producer/director, Mr. Tunde Kelani and recording artiste, Navio from Namibia. The Baby Mi Da video can be viewed at
The Baby Mi Da song can be downloaded from any mobile network at www.Spinlet.com ; and Etisalat customers can stream or download 10 songs from Spinlet’s Afrobeat, Highlife, Gospel and Pop Catalogs for N75; 40 songs for N250, and 100 songs for N500 by texting SUB to 7455.
Founded in 2006, Spinlet is a company focused on meeting the needs of music lovers allowing them to listen, share, and manage music within a user-friendly mobile platform. Spinlet is the premier mobile music download service bringing digital media distribution to emerging markets in Africa. Spinlet has headquarters in San Francisco and offices in Lagos, Nigeria, Cape Town, South Africa and Tampere, Finland.