Oritse Femi Biography: Age, Parents, Net Worth, Wife, Children, Family, Songs, Albums

May 23, 2024 0 Posted By Michael Amos

Biography

Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele (born 5 January 1985), known by his stage name Oritse Femi, is a talented Nigerian musician celebrated for his unique style and stunning live performances. 

Oritse Femi‘s popular remake of Fela Kuti‘s legendary song Double Wahala gained significant recognition, solidifying his place in the Nigerian music industry.

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Full Name: Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele
Stage Name: Oritse Femi
Born: 5 January 1985 (age 35 years old)
Place of Birth: Ajegunle, Lagos, Nigeria
State Of Origin: Lagos State
Nationality: Nigerian
Education: Army Children’s School, Randle Secondary School, Delta State University
Height: 1.67 m
Parents: Esanbo Majemite Ekele
Siblings: Patience Alero Majemite Ekele
Spouse: Nabila Fash (m. 2017-2022)
Girlfriend • Partner: Blessing Rawa (ex.)
Children: Esther Majemite Ekele, Patience Majemite Ekele
Occupation: Singer • Songwriter
Net Worth: $5 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Oritse Femi, a talented Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performer, was born on January 5, 1985, in Ajegunle, Lagos, to Esanbo Majemite Ekele and his mother. 

He grew up with his sister, Patience Alero Majemite EkeleOritse Femi completed his primary education at Army Children’s School and earned his secondary school certificate from Randle Secondary School. Although he initially planned to study law at Delta State University, he ultimately dropped out to pursue his passion for music.

Career

Oritse Femi, the celebrated Nigerian musical sensation, has been prominent in the African music scene for over a decade. His journey, filled with highs, lows, and controversies, reflects the rollercoaster ride of his career.

Born Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele, he began his musical odyssey in the early 2000s. His breakthrough came with the hit single Elewon, featured on his debut album Money Stops Nonsense in 2005. This album marked a commercial triumph, establishing Oritse Femi as a formidable force in the industry.

Known for his unique fusion of Afrobeat, reggae, and highlife music, Oritse Femi‘s songs often convey messages of hope and resilience, resonating with fans worldwide. Hits like Double WahalaMercies of the Lord, and Igbeyawo have further cemented his status as a music icon.

His career has not been devoid of controversies. In 2016, a public feud with fellow musician Dr. Sid sparked heated exchanges on social media, capturing headlines for days.

Recent claims by Oritse Femi regarding his influence on the careers of other artists have stirred debate. While he asserted to have aided Burna Boy and Wizkid in their early days, some have contested the accuracy of these assertions.

Despite criticisms for his music’s perceived vulgarity and superficiality, Oritse Femi persisted, releasing chart-topping tracks and earning acclaim in the Nigerian music scene. His energetic performances and distinct style have solidified his place as a pioneer of the Ajegunle music scene and a household name in Nigeria.

In 2014, Oritse Femi soared to fame with his hit single Double Wahala, winning prestigious awards like “Most Popular Song of the Year” at the City People Entertainment Awards and “Indigenous Artist of the Year” at the Nigeria Entertainment Awards. A remix featuring D’banj further amplified his success.

Awards & Nominations

Awards

  • Won the City People Entertainment Award for Most Popular Song of the Year in 2014 for his remake of Fela Kuti’s “Double Wahala” song.
  • Won the Nigeria Entertainment Award for Indigenous Artist of the Year in 2014.

Nominations

  • City People Entertainment Award for Street Music of the Year (for an unspecified song)
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award for Hottest Single of the Year (for an unspecified song)
  • Nigeria Entertainment Award for Male Artist of the Year (unspecified year)

Social Media

  • Instagram handle:@oritsefemi
  • Facebook handle: Oritsefemi Majemite Ekele

Personal Life

Oritse Femi, 35, and Nabila Fash‘s marriage was a brief chapter in the Nigerian music star’s life, lasting only five years. The union was reportedly marred by infidelity allegations, with Nabila accusing Oritse Femi of unfaithfulness. There were also whispers of domestic violence, but Oritse Femi has remained silent on these accusations.

Before marrying NabilaOritse Femi had two daughters, Patience Majemite Ekele and Esther Majemite Ekele, from previous relationships. Despite their separation in 2022, the details of their divorce have been kept under wraps by both parties. In the wake of his divorce, Oritse Femi was rumored to have dated Blessing Rawa, although this has not been confirmed.

Discography

Albums

  • Unfadable (2012)
  • MSN (Money Stops Nonsense) (2015)
  • Corporate Miscreant (2016)

Singles

  • “Boys Dey Binu”
  • “Flog Politician”
  • “Money na Time”
  • “Mercies of the Lord”
  • “Body & Soul”
  • “Redi Dance”
  • “Double Wahala” (Remake of Fela Kuti’s song)
  • “Sexy Ladies”
  • “Ongba Larami”
  • “Eyo”
  • “Happy Day”
  • “Awoo Ewaa”
  • “Sanumi”
  • “Baby Boo”
  • “Baby Oku”
  • “Olo Noni”
  • “Igbeyawo”
  • “Make Am”

Net Worth

Oritse Femi has had a successful career as a Nigerian singer-songwriter, earning him a net worth of approximately $5 million. His music has gained global recognition and has allowed him to accumulate significant wealth. Through his talent and hard work, he has become one of the richest musicians in Nigeria.




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