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ITUNU PEPPER: YOUNG & TALENTED

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Itunuoluwa Eweje, also known as Itunu Pepper, is a nineteen year old female singer and song writer from Ondo State.  In 2005, Itunu and her family left Lagos for the Netherlands, where she started and completed her secondary education. As a child, the movie 'Double Platinum' starring Brandy and Diana Ross inspired Itunu Pepper, as she would watch this same movie everyday after school at age nine, and would mimic how Brandy sang 'Have you Ever'.
Whilst she was in the Netherlands, Itunu began to explore singing and would perform at main school talents shows and fund raisers. In 2010, when she had to write her GCSE in Music, which included an ensemble she performed alongside her best friend, Ezinne Chukwu and a solo performance in singing, she spent a lot of time in the music rooms rehearsing. In no time at all, she fell so much more in love with this art and began writing her own songs. She began to put more and more effort into developing her singing voice with a desire to be as good as her favourite American artistes: Beyonce Knowles, Brandy and Chris Brown.
In July 2010, the singer and her family moved back to Lagos. With her forte being R&B, Itunu Pepper has been very much interested in fusing other genres and creating new sounds. With this desire she became very passionate from 2011 about going into music professionally. She has taken many by surprise with her extraordinary vocal ability which she has developed over the years.
The debut single 'Dis is Love' by this lovely vocalist, was released in June 2012, produced by renowned producer and song writer Chordratic Beats. In August 2012, just two months after the release of her debut single, she came out on top in the 'Rise of the real' competition by OneMicNaija and tooxclusive.com out of several other contestants. Towards the end of the year, Itunu came 6th in the Don Jazzy 'Journey of a thousand miles' theme song competition and received a special reward from Don Jazzy.
Ever since the release of her first single, Itunu has never failed to share with us mind blowing music that exhibit her intense creativity; not only in her own songs but also in collaborations. She's the featured, talented female vocalist in 'Christmas Dream' by producer Chordratic Beats which was released in December 2012, 'Si ile' by Nasir also featuring OC Nicotine, 'Confam' by Profound.
'B.A.Y' is her latest release; it was highly anticipated and trended on social network Twitter, enjoying a lot of air play on radio stations. It is a mash up of 3 classics, including 'Beneath your Beautiful' By Labrinth and Emile Sande, 'African Queen' by 2face Idibia and 'Yes/No' by Banky W.
Itunu Pepper currently resides in Scotland where she attends the University of Dundee. However,  Itunu isn't far away from home as she visits often and is currently working on her first studio album which should be released sometime in 2014 and is set to have a host of big name collaborations on it. This is just the beginning for this gifted young lady as we hope we'll be seeing and hearing much more of her in the near future.



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