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NIGERIAN HIT SolidStar believes that the greatest songs tell the best stories!

SolidStar born Joshua Iniyezo is a Nigerian Hip hop, R&B, dancehall, afro-pop singer, producer and songwriter. He sings in English, Pidgin English and other Nigerian languages. He achieved national fame on the basis of his hit single, "One in a Million" featuring superstar, 2face.

The 24 year old musician hails from the Isoko minority ethnic group in Delta State, Nigeria, Specifically; his village is Aviara in Isoko South local government area of the state. He was born and bred in Ajegunle, but presently resides in Festac Town, Lagos.

Solidstar is a RNB singer who started singing and playing instruments, such as drums at the age of eight in his church choir and took to singing professionally in 2004.

SolidStar has previously mentioned 2face as a mentor and has also cited artistes like R. Kelly and Kelvin Little as having had a strong influence on his personality and music. He claims to also be inspired by God to write inspirational songs and is especially grateful to the African Queen crooner for all his contributions and fatherly advice being a senior colleague in the music industry.

The songwriter believes that 'the greatest songs tell the best stories and come straight from the heart to heal the people who listen.' This has affected him and thus shaped his distinct style. He calls his brand of music afro-pop.

The muso has performed with well known artists such as 2face and apart from that, he has had the opportunity of performing alongside other established artistes such as superstar, Naeto C, teenage prodigy, Wizkid, Chocolate City rappers Ice Prince and Jesse Jagz, Skales, Djinee, Kas and YQ. Solidstar has performed in several high profile events, such as the 2face idibia 10th year anniversary concert, the MTN biggest football concert, Now Muzik's "Only Me" concert and several charity concerts across Africa.

Tweet him Twitter: @SolidstarIsoko

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