Meet “Relin” – Nigeria´s Rising Underground Star

Relin, born Ogieva John Uyi, is a 23 year old Afrofusion artist from Edo state, Nigeria. 

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Relin, born Ogieva John Uyi, is a 23 year old artist from Edo state, Nigeria.

He is a diverse artist who records different types of genres but specializes in Afrofusion.

Relin discovered his musical talent at the age of 8. When he used to sing and perform for the people of his neighborhood with his close friends. He also wrote his first song at the same age, a gospel song.

Relin wanted to pursue his passion for music at a young age. Unfortunately he gave up his dream, due to the fact that his family did not approve of him singing and following a career in music. By the age of 16 when he started university was the first time in years he felt free and able to find himself again. His passion for music surfaced again and he decided to continue his journey in the music industry.

He spent a few years writing lyrics and by the age of 20 he started recording again. He is not only a talented singer, but he also creates all his own beats. And as if that is not enough he is also a very talented producer. So this all around talent writes, creates beats and produces all his own songs.

Since 2018 Relin has also been producing tracks for other upcoming artists as an apprentice. He is very passionate about helping others achieve their goals and follow their dreams. To help his career and those of others he opened up his own studio in 2020. John Relin studios. This has been a dream of his and he was very happy to have the dream come true. By having his own studio he will be able to help more artists and also be able to record his songs whenever inspiration strikes.

Relin has been one of Nigeria´s most popular underground artists for some time and this year will be his first year doing music professionally.
He released his first singel “Mami” on all music platforms 14.september 2020. He has since been working on recording his EP “Love and rhythm”. It will be released on music platforms April 9th. The EP contains 5 amazing love songs with a unique sound. Relin has been inspired by great artists like Wizkid, Akon and 2Face. And that is clear in his sound.

When i asked Relin what his dreams are for the future and his music he replied : “ I believe that with my music i can do good in the world. I wish for my music to be able to connect people together. Make people smile, feel happy and emotional trough the lyrics in my songs. And i also believe that by raising and producing other talented artists i can help them show the world their talent and passion. “

In the end Relin tells me his favorite quote “ One is more successful when he/she made a positive impact on someone´s life.”

Make sure you remember his name. Go show your support and follow him on his social media.

Instagram : @officialrelin @johnrelin
Facebook : Prince John Relin / Officialrelin
Spotify : Relin

Written by Cecilia Camara

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