Johannesburg, South Africa – Friday, 21 May 2021- Mayo MuziQ returns with sophomore single, My Race.
Mayo MusiQ was in his feels when he released his debut single of the year with Pretty Caramelo. However, with his sophomore single, he has returned to his roots by producing an uplifting and inspirational single.
Providing a soundtrack to the popular phrase, “own race, own pace.” Mayo MuziQ returns to singing songs of hope delivered on just as uplifting afro-beats instrumentation.
The singer-songwriter continues to forge his own niche of merging dance elements with affirming lyricism of inner beauty, inner strength and the importance of faith.
About My Race:
Mayo MuziQ uses his music to inspire. My Race is no different. The multi-facetted singer-songwriter delivers an up-tempo signature afro-beat single. The string led instrumentation with the percussion as the continuous push forward.
Lyrically, the song inspires one to do as the title suggests; run your own race. Mayo Muziq highlights the pressures of bearing the weight of people’s expectations. His suggestion? To let those go and focus on achieving success at your leisure. Moreover, his ad libs are strategically used to sound almost as if they are a part of the catchy chorus.
About Mayo MusiQ
Michael Anthony Oluwole, known as Mayo MuziQ, is a singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, and producer born on the 21st of March 1987, in Lagos, Nigeria. He grew up in a musically inclined family, his father always sang to him and was the one who introduced him to the likes of Nat King Cole, Ella Fitz Gerald, Fela Anikulapo Kuti and Bob Marley on his vinyl player. His Dad also taught him how to play drums and the piano.
At age of 5, Mayo was spotted playing drums by a schoolteacher from a prestigious school ‘’The Nigerian Airforce Primary School, Ikeja, Lagos Nigeria’’. She met Mayo’s mother and told her about her school’s upcoming competition and that they should let young Mayo participate in the competition. Mayo took part in the school competition and won and himself a full scholarship. As a child, his voice and musical dexterity put him in the hearts of his teachers and audience. He represented his school in competitions with other schools at the national theatre and won many awards and competitions for his school.