A goldfish has no hiding place. Judging by the awe-inspiring freestyles and covers Boy Spyce used to post on social media, it was obvious that it was only a matter of time before his time in the spotlight would come.
On the 14th of April, 2022, legendary Nigerian music producer and owner of Mavin Records Don Jazzy announced the signing of Boy Spyce to his label. Don Jazzy revealed that he has kept a close watch on the promising talent since 2019.
Don Jazzy praised Boy Spyce and the Mavin team for being patient after a freestyle of Spyce was discovered by Jazzy in 2019. In Don Jazzy’s words:
“Most people are just looking for one quick viral moment instead of going through proper artist development.
“We could have rushed and activated prematurely when he had this moment but he showed great restraint and chose to stick to his training.
He has been recording judiciously since I first messaged him on Christmas Day 2019,” the iconic producer expressed.
He joins label mates Rema, Ayra Starr, Ruger, Ladipoe and others. Tiwa Savage, Wande Coal, Reekado Banks and Iyanya are among Mavin’s notable artistes of the recent past.
Born Ugbekile David Osemeke, Boy Spyce rose to fame after his freestyle video for Wizkidʼs hit song “Essence” featuring Tems went viral on the internet. The Lagos-raised native of Edo was born on May 10th 2001.
Like label mate Rema, Boy Spyce bridges the gap between global mainstream pop and afrobeats. His versatility is a skillet that will serve him well in an ever-evolving music industry.
In addition to his natural talent, he also underwent an intensive training under the tutelage of Don Jazzy.
“Being a tunnel with which a talent is being nurtured is a blessing I would never take for granted,” Don Jazzy said. “After being trained in the Mavin Academy by the best in the game, please help us welcome and follow the newest addition to the Mavin Records family.”
An excited Boy Spyce took to his Instagram and expressed his gratefulness and anticipation for what the future will bring.
“A long-time dream that has been backed with hard work, patience, dedication and consistency is born.
I feel blessed and elated to be going on this journey with you by my side,” Spyce said. “Thank you Don Jazzy and the Mavin Records family and everyone who has been a part of my journey.”
For now, you can get a taste of Spyce’s spice by listening to his recently released self-titled EP that came with his grand unveiling.
A bright new star is born, and long may he shine