Although she was the only female rapper on Cartiair’s ‘Owo ati Swagger (Remix),’ Eva Alordiah blessed the track with bars so tight and so right enough to par with the other established emcees including Gino, Terry Tha Rapman, and late Yoruba wordsmith, Dagrin.
After making her presence felt on said track, her lyrical prowess was well established. Her foray into music began in 2004, when she began recording music with Z-don. Over the years she has had several collaborations with the likes of M.I, eLDee, Cartiair, ID Cabasa, Tha Suspect, Kel, Knighthouse, Str8buttah and Ill Bliss. With a debut album and mixtape in the works, the 21 year old rapper speaks….
Tell us about yourself
I’m from a family of four with three brothers. I spent the early part of my childhood in the north; moved to Lagos when I was eight and have been here ever since. I attended FGGC Oyo state and am a Bowen University, Computer Science graduate.
Did you always want to be a rapper?
Not exactly but I knew in entertainment and art was where I was going to end. From when I was 14 till now, I have tried my hands in acting, modelling, fashion designing, makeup artistry and music. I’m still very connected to all these but right now I’m facing music which is what I have been perfecting since I was 16.
When did you realize you could rap?
Not until I listened to Eminem’s The Marshall Marthers LP. That was not my first contact with rap and hip-hop though; I grew up listening to that genre of music because my brothers were into it. It just really meant more than just rap after I connected with Eminem. I chose rap because I don’t think I’d express myself better by singing. Plus it comes naturally so I just do it. Read more here