Two veterans from the old and new generation have taken 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 performed 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” fame, made this his music video debut.
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 the 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.”
At the video shoot, veteran producer/director, Mr. Tunde Kelani, and Navio from Namibia were on hand at the Stadium Hotel to support the team.