Praiz, a popular Nigerian R&B artiste and music producer, was born with the real name Praise Ugbede Adajo on 8 March 1984 in Lagos. A native of Igala in Kogi State, he is second of four children. His father was a missionary with whom he relocated to Kaduna where he lived for some time. He also had his tertiary education in the Kaduna Polytechnic. Upon completion of his studies, Praiz came to Lagos where he had pursued his music career. He had been engaged in music since then. But the very act which launched the Afropop star to stardom was the Project Fame West Africa, a television reality show in which he emerged 2nd runner-up. In the competition, which was keenly watched across the country, Praiz dazzled both the audience and judges. This won him much followership and before he could come up with his post Project Fame songs, he had enjoyed a great deal of fame. He has featured several award-winning artistes home and abroad such as Awilo Longomba, Seyi Shey, MI, Wizkid, Cobhams and many more. He has been nominated for numerous popular awards of which he has won one. He is currently an MTN brand ambassador.
Genre: R&B, Afropop
He has a National Diploma in Computer Science from Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna State.
- ‘Rich and Famous’
- ‘I Love You’
- ‘That Stupid Song’
- ‘Sweet Potato’
Albums including year released:
- Rich & Famous (2014)
- P. R. I. D. E. (2008)
- The Take Over (2005)
- Nominated Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year, 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Nominated Best Pop/R&B Artiste of the Year, 2014 City People Awards
- Won Best Rhythm and Blues Singer of the Year, 2013 City People Awards
- Nominated Most Promising Act to Watch, 2012 Nigeria Entertainment Awards
- Nominated Next Rated Act, 2012 The Headies Awards
Until he blasted the popular Nigerian Blogger, Linda Ikeji, Praiz has always been known as one of the few Nigerian musicians who were free of controversies. He was not pleased with Linda’s announcement that a popular musician Kevin Hart was honoured by the State of California in the USA. A particular day was set aside to celebrate the artiste. This enraged Praiz who felt that when the same honor was confered on him in February 2016, the blogger did not see it as newsworthy. So he took on Linda in a tweet in which he said: “…and when a Nigerian gets his day in a foreign land it’s not news… God help us all” This went viral on social media in no time.
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