……..Wins Metro Cypher 2021 Award
The Nigerian music scene is about to witness the entry of a teenage singing sensation; free stylist Ayodele Bisi Daniels aka REENA.
With her sultry voice, 15 year old Reena, daughter of famous OAP, Moyo Oyatogun, recently dazzled both judges and contestants to emerge overall winner at the just concluded Metro Cypher Song Contest 2021.
Reena warmed her way into the hearts of the panel of judges and even fellow contestants, when she freestyled to a beat provided by the producers. Unlike other talent shows Metro Cypher organizers expected contestants to go beyond the norm of rendering set pieces they are already familiar with. Instead, they tested the spontaneity, creativity and skill of the contestants, by providing them with a beat titled “Wild” and expecting them to freestyle to it.
Difficult competition no doubt, but young Reena showed up strongly, rocking to the beat and rendering her lines seamlessly; coming in the mold of Eryka Badu, Lauryn Hills, Alicia Keys and Nigeria’ Afro Souls sensation Tems combined. By the time she was done freestyling, the crowd including her co-contestants were yelling “wao, wao, wao, Reena is the winner, Reena is the winner, give her the Money”.
Reena comes from a family of media giants with unique voices. Her late grandfather was the renowned sports broadcaster and media icon, Walter Oyatogun of the NTA fame. Her father, Bisi Daniels, is a celebrity journalist who has held several positions in the media, including Chairman, Editorial Board, ThisDay newspapers; while her mother is the velvet voiced On-Air-Personality, Moyo Oyatogun amongst others.
Pretty Reena has already got some works on vinyl. Reena wrote and sang her first single when she was just 13. She has recently released her second single titled ‘Your Somebody”. The work was produced by Supreme Sounds JB and Avaman. ‘Your Somebody’ is a very rhythmic tune entirely written and sung by Reena herself.
On live shows, she has performed at The Rainbow FM Independence Fiesta and at Walky Talky’s. The two shows were held early this October.
She defers to popular stars as her hero, Burna Boy, Teni, Ayra Star , Davido and Don Jazzy.