Joshua Iniyezo (born 8 November 1988), better known by his stage name SolidStar Isoko or simply SolidStar, is a Nigerian singer. He began his musical career as a drummer for a local church in his hometown of Delta State. SolidStar is popularly known across Nigeria and Africa for his hit song "One in a Million". He got signed by Ossy Achievas.

Solid Star
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Background information
Birth nameJoshua Iniyezo
Born (1988-11-08) 8 November 1988 (age 34)
Delta State, Nigeria
OriginIsoko South, Aviara, Nigeria
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • Singer
  • songwriter
Years active2010–present
LabelsShaba Entertainment[1]
Websiteachievasng.com

In 2010, he released his debut album One in a Million which went on to become a huge hit. The remix of the single "One in a Million" there after featuring Africa's legend 2face Idibia. He has followed up this feat with several hit singles later on down the line.

Early lifeEdit

SolidStar, who is known for his ability to sing fluently in English, Isoko and Igbo, was born in Delta State, Nigeria, to Mr. and Mrs. Iniyezo. His family originated from Aviara town.[2] SolidStar began his music career at the age of 14 when he started playing the drums for his church choir in Aviara. He was discovered a few years later at a music talent show in Ajegunle area of Lagos State where he was introduced to Paul Cole a record label boss.[3] In 2010, SolidStar formally signs to Achievas Record and his debut album was subsequently released under the label.

CareerEdit

In 2010, SolidStar released his debut album One in a Million through Achievas Music. The album was a hit fueled by its lead single "One in a Million", which was a collaboration with 2face Idibia.[4]

DiscographyEdit

AlbumsEdit

  • Grace$Glory
  • W.E.E.D
  • One in a Million
  • Solidstar

Selected singlesEdit

  • "One in a Million" (featuring 2Baba)
  • "Silicon" (featuring Timaya)
  • "International Woman"
  • "Nwa Baby" (featuring 2Baba)
  • "Wait (Refix)" (featuring Patoranking and Tiwa Savage)
  • "Wait" (featuring Davido)
  • "My Body (featuring Timaya)
  • "Negotiate"
  • "Oluchi" (featuring Flavour)
  • "Skibo"
  • "Omotena"
  • "Yarinya"
  • "Ala"

VideographyEdit

Year Title Director Ref
2013 SolidStar Ft. Flavour – Oluchi Aje Films [5]
2013 SolidStar Ft. Timaya – My Body Aje Films [6]
2013 SolidStar Ft. Tiwa Savage – Baby Jollof Clarence Peters [7]
2013 SolidStar – In My Head Clarence Peters [8]
2013 SolidStar – Good Woman Clarence Peters [9]
2013 SolidStar ft Davido – Wait Avalon Okpe [10]
2013 SolidStar ft Davido – Wait Avalon Okpe [11]
2013 SolidStar ft Davido – Wait TalkingDrums [12]

Awards and nominationsEdit

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2010 Nigeria Music Video Award (NMVA) Best new artiste "One in a Million" Won [13]
2015 The Headies 2015 BEST REGGAE/DANCEHALL SINGLE "My Body – Solid Star Feat. Timaya" Nominated [14]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Olushola Ricketts (20 May 2018). "Why I left Achievas Music – Solidstar".
  2. ^ "SolidStar Isoko's Official Website".
  3. ^ "Achievas Music 'Who We Are'".
  4. ^ "Interview: From Grass To Fame And Fortune, 'Solidstar' Is An Extraordinary Ghetto Superstar, Talks About His Journey So Far..." onobello.com. OnoBello. 27 June 2013. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  5. ^ "[Video] SolidStar Ft. Flavour – Oluchi". Naijaloaded. 27 December 2013. Retrieved 27 December 2013.
  6. ^ "[Video] SolidStar Ft. Timaya – My Body". YabaLeft Online. Retrieved 17 December 2014.
  7. ^ "OFFICIAL VIDEO: Solidstar Ft. Tiwa Savage – Baby Jollof". Ak Praise. 14 April 2015. Retrieved 14 April 2015.
  8. ^ "VIDEO: Solidstar – In My Head". 360nobs. Retrieved 8 August 2015.
  9. ^ "VIDEO: Solidstar – "Good Woman"". Tooxclusive. 21 October 2015. Retrieved 21 October 2015.
  10. ^ "VIDEO: SOLIDSTAR – WAIT {REFIX} FT. TIWA SAVAGE & PATORANKING". Tooxclusive. 30 June 2016. Retrieved 30 June 2016.
  11. ^ "VIDEO: SOLIDSTAR – WAIT {REFIX} FT. TIWA SAVAGE & PATORANKING". Informationng. Retrieved 17 March 2016.
  12. ^ "VIDEO: Solidstar – "Emergency"". Tooxclusive. 24 November 2016. Retrieved 24 November 2016.
  13. ^ Adebayo, Temiloluwa (2 December 2010). "Nigeria Music Video Awards – NMVA 2010 – Winners & Photos". Retrieved 12 September 2014.
  14. ^ Akan, Joey. "Check out the complete nomination list". Retrieved 30 September 2015.

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