Richiee Boi: The Rise of Afrobeat in Lagos
Adeoti Richard Seyi, musician known as Richiee Boi in Lagos, has just released “Girls,” a modern Afrobeat-style song with vibrant sounds. “Girls” is an energetic and catchy song with infectious melodies and danceable rhythms, with lyrics that put the spotlight on the ladies on the dance floor.
Richiee Boi grew up in the city of Surulere, Lagos, Nigeria, which is considered the cultural and artistic center of the country. It has been a breeding ground for many prominent Afrobeat artists. Figures like Tony Allen, Fela Kuti, and Seun Kuti laid the foundations of Afrobeat, but artists like Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Davido have taken it to another level, putting Lagos at the forefront of Afro music.
In an interview with Gilberto Ewale Masa for Free Press Info, Richiee Boi revealed that he discovered music at a young age and it became a part of his life. Since then, he has released singles such as “Xtraordinary Vibes” (2017), “Body Move” (2021), “Never Leave” (2022), and his latest in 2023, “Girls.” Richiee Boi’s versatility has led him to collaborate with Nigerian artists like VICKROSS, Calis_bee, and Tanzanian musician Sam B Daddy.
Afrobeat from Lagos, Nigeria, is a vibrant and ever-evolving music genre that has gained popularity both nationally and internationally in recent years. Standing out in the vibrant music scene of Lagos is no easy task. However, Richiee Boi, a talented rising artist, has managed to capture the audience’s attention with his unique style and undeniable passion for music. In an exclusive interview, we delve into Richiee Boi’s mind and discover his motivations, influences, and future projects.
Interview with Richiee Boi from Lagos.
- What motivated you to pursue a professional career in music?
I always wanted to be happy because music makes me happy, changes my way of life, and reminds me of where I come from. I tell myself that I want to make people smile with my music.
- Are you a model and a singer? Which one do you excel at the most?
I am a model and, at the same time, a music artist and songwriter. I do both and love both equally.
- Would you like to try a different genre than Afrobeat?
Yes, I have already tried different music genres like dancehall and amapiano, for example.
- Which music artists have influenced you?
I love Wizkid, I don’t know why, but I admire him a lot.
- Have you collaborated with other artists? Mention them.
Yes, I have collaborated with three artists:
Sam B Daddy from Tanzania.
VICKROSS from Nigeria.
Calis_bee from Nigeria.
- If you had the opportunity, which artist would you like to work with?
Yes, with Rema and Ruger.
- What comes after “Girls”? Can you give us a preview of your upcoming projects?
Before releasing my single “Girls,” I have a song called “Never Leave.” “Never Leave” is a song I wrote about a past relationship, telling her not to let me go, something like that. As for my future projects, “Girls,” which I just released, will determine what comes next and what is best.
- Is it challenging to be an emerging artist in Lagos with so many talented artists around you?
Honestly, it is challenging, but I never stop and continue to strive until I get there. There are many talented artists in Lagos, Nigeria, but I truly hope that someday more people will see me and feel my type of music.
Greetings to my brothers and sisters: Victor Adeoti, Blessing Adeoti, Favour Adeoti, Pelumi Adeoti, Emmanuel Adeoti.
Parents: Bumi Adeoti, Rotimi Adeoti.