Beautiful Onyinye

"Beautiful Onyinye" is a song by Nigerian duo P-Square. It features a rap verse from American rapper Rick Ross. The song originally appeared on their fifth studio album, The Invasion (2011). P-Square recorded the song shortly after signing partnership deals with Akon's Konvict Muzik and Universal Music Group.[1][2][3]

"Beautiful Onyinye"
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Single by P-Square featuring Rick Ross
Released2012
Recorded2012
GenreR&B, hip hop
Length4:52
LabelSquare Records
Songwriter(s)P-Square
P-Square singles chronology
"Chop My Money"
(2012)
"Beautiful Onyinye"
(2012)
"Alingo"
(2012)
Music video
"Beautiful Onyinye" on YouTube

Background and recordingEdit

In an interview with Okay Nigeria TV, the duo said they were with Akon in Atlanta when Rick Ross visited the studio. While playing the original song, Rick Ross told them he loves the song's vibe. Akon then suggested to the duo that they collaborate with Rick Ross. The duo agreed and told their manager, Jude Engees Okoye. After speaking with Rick Ross' manager, the deal was finalized. When asked about the video shoot, the duo loosely said, "We shot Rick Ross' scenes in Miami and shot the rest of the video in South Africa in order to maintain our African identity".[4]

Live performancesEdit

On August 26, 2012, P-Square performed "Beautiful Onyinye" at the Love AfroBeats Festival, at a concert they headlined. The duo also performed the song to a sold out crowd at the HMV Apollo.[5]

AccoladesEdit

The music video for "Beautiful Onyinye" was nominated for Best Afro Pop and Video of the Year at the 2012 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA).[6]

Year Awards ceremony Award description(s) Results
2012 Nigeria Music Video Awards (NMVA) Best Afro Pop Nominated
Video of the Year Nominated

Release history[7]Edit

Country Date Format Label
Worldwide November 21, 2012 Digital download Square Records

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "BN Video Premiere: P-Square Feat. Rick Ross – Beautiful Onyinye Remix". Bellanaija. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  2. ^ "Video: P-Square – Beautiful Onyinye [Remix] Ft Rick Ross". Jaguda. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Brand New Vide: P-Square feat Rick Ross – Beautiful Onyinye ..." that1960chick. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  4. ^ P-Square (2012). OK! Nigeria TV - Exclusive Interview With P-Square 2012 (youtube). Nigeria: YouTube. Event occurs at 6:07.
  5. ^ "P-Square 'Love AfroBeats Festival 2012' with Wande Coal, May D". Nigerianmusicnetwork. Archived from the original on 9 November 2013. Retrieved 22 August 2013.
  6. ^ "Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA 2012 ) Full Winners List". PrisonerofClass. Archived from the original on 13 November 2013. Retrieved 8 November 2013.
  7. ^ "Beautiful Onyinye (feat. Rick Ross)". iTunes. Retrieved 22 August 2013.