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Who Is…Efa



Efa (real name Efa Iwara) is a rapper, Hip-Hop enthusiast and actor.

Born in the ancient city of Ibadan, Oyo State, he discovered he had a passion for rap at a rather young age and went on to write his first verse by the time he turned nine. After high school, he gained admission into the University of Ibadan to study Geography. While at UI, he, along with 3 friends, including DJ Klem formed a group called X-Factor. After a while, the artistes grew apart as they were headed in different directions and the group split up.

Things were to go from bad to worse for him for right after the group disbanded, Efa lost his sister in 2007. Needless to say, his music took a backstage at this point as he mourned. It took the intervention of a close friend to reignite his passion for music and get him back into the studio. Efa went back to writing and recording with his former group member, DJ Klem. Together, they recorded Kwenu, a single which, despite its unreleased status, went on to feature prominently in NYSC camps in Western Nigeria in 2008.

In a bid to discover how well he had developed since signing to Jus’ Kiddin’, he was enrolled in the Peak Talent Show where he was one of the final six at the Ibadan Zone, the only rapper to achieve that feat.

With a debut album due in 2011, Efa will be releasing singles and remixes from the summer of 2010 to introduce himself to the Nigerian market. EFA has shown his softer side with his love-themed and inspired rap verses on his cover of Mo’Cheddah’s “If You Want Me“; DJ Klem’s “Try Again” as well as his recent track “One More Chance“; has taken a more hardcore turn in the road.

E.F.A. deviates from what we’ve seen in his body of work so far. We see EFA drop the playful and loving demeanour for a more rough-edged foray into the struggle that has come to make up the fast rising MC we see today.

It was produced by Knighthouse producer, DJ Klem.

Listen to Efa – E.F.A

Listen to Efa – One More Chance

Listen to Efa feat. Mo’Cheddah – If You Want Me (Cover)
[audio:|titles=If You Want Me [Official Remix]


  1. moi

    January 11, 2011 at 3:26 am

    This is so JibolaL…Jibola why not admit u are close friends wit EFA…EFA rocks!!!!!! cant wait for him to unload an album.

  2. tola

    January 11, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Most Banging!!!
    love the songs

  3. lanre Folarin

    January 17, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    i know this dude… The whole crew even… Efa, Klem, Jide, Jibola… 🙂 Nice to see u doin big thingz… didnt know bout d peak talent show… how did u survive dat? #side-eye

  4. efa effiko

    May 20, 2011 at 1:05 am

    E.F.A ??? dammit …dis guy is ma name-sake …..woooow …im so damn proud …big upz EFA

  5. eronzzz

    June 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    E.F.A. Fresh. Chillin for the album………………

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