Cill is an alternative Singer based in Lagos, Nigeria, she loves telling stories through music. She enjoys making music in the genre of alternative rock, folk, soul and country music with splashes of ‘African-ness’. Her musical career started in 2016 when she quit her job at KPMG for music.
She is gifted with a passionate voice that will take you on a journey through story telling. She is also a songwriter credited for writing songs for a recently released Nolly wood movie, ‘Lara and the Beat’, her first single “Baby Girl”, was used recently as a soundtrack for a popular web series, ‘Rumour has It”.
Her musical influences are Majek Fashek, Laura Mvula, India Arie, Jenn Johnson, Christy Lane, Corinne Rae Bailey, Ruth B, Asa, Sholla Alison, Cold play, etc. She believes in the spreading quality music like wild fire knowing that someday good music will eventually chase bad music out of the industry.
“Tatarata”, her first release for a while, was produced by Johnny Drille and the fingerprints of the “Wait For You” singer are all over the bluesy dedication to unrequited love. Cill uses her voice, even more than lyrics, to translate the pointed hurt of being in a friend zone. She achieves this by being in tune with the soft-rocking beat without getting carried away. Her lyrics are not slapstick though: “E pain me when you talk say we’re just friends”, she notes painfully.
Cill expresses her heartfelt discontent in her present relationship as she would have loved for a more soulful connection with her crush. Cill’s vocal delivery is simply superb as she was able to take her listeners to an improvised climax leaving them head bopping and grooving to the rhythms of the song.