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“My Style Has Been Out Before Lady Gaga & Nicki Minaj” – May7ven covers Chizy Spyware’s Magazine’s New Issue

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UK based Nigerian musician May7ven is the cover star for Chizy’s Spyware Magazine‘s New issue.

The daughter of Nigerian football icon Segun Odegbami opens up about her music, plans for 2014 and her versatile style.

For the editorial spread, the singer/songwriter flaunts her girly and sultry personas.

Check it out!

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On her style being compared to Lady Gaga & Nicki Minaj’s: “I do not intend to be boastful, but my style has been out before they were; Lady Gaga has only been around since 2010, while I have been around since 2006. My hair turned white a few years before Nicki Minaj or Lady Gaga’s hair turned white. If anything, I am influenced by the Grace Jones and Lil Kim of this world.”

On plans for 2014: “2014 should be renamed “year 20 & May7ven”. It is going to be worse next year for people who do not like me because we will be putting out a lot of songs, new videos, and my album will also be out in 2014. My style will develop even more; it will blossom more than what you already think is crazy. So, be warned, you have not seen anything yet.”

On the 5 most important items in her handbag: “I never leave my house without my make-up kit in my bag, my dairy, my wallet, cash point cards and glasses. Everything else is junk.”

On the most expensive clothing she has ever bought: “It was a jacket that was previously owned by Michael Jackson. By the way I am Michael Jackson’s biggest fan.”

On the craziest thing a fan has ever done for her: “A fan had been trying for a few years to get my phone number; he eventually tricked his way into getting it through family and friends. That was so crazy. I also get the occasional marriage proposal.”

On the accessory that makes her feel sexy: “My underwear. There are certain types of underwear which regardless of what I’m wearing on top, once I know I have got this thing underneath, I feel really sexy.”

On the last time she used public transport: “This week actually, I used the train to rehearsals. Before now, I was very spoilt. For 15 years I never took public transport because I have always had a car. I had a car accident 2 months ago, hence I had to get rid of my car.

I started taking cabs everywhere. There was one incident where I was in a cab for so long trying to get somewhere that was not very far, the cab driver said “why be in the cab, why not just jump on the train?” I got on the train and arrived at my destination in 10 minutes. So now, anytime I need to go somewhere and I don’t want to be late, I just jump on the train.”

On collaborating with Alexandra Burke: “She contacted my management team in November 2012 with the intention of working with me, D’banj or Wizkid. She was a fan of the music and wanted to get in the afro beats circle.

Admittedly, I think she has got one of the most amazing voices, but I was never a fan of the music she put out, so I chose not to work on the project. I was also aware that these other guys (D’banj and Wizkid) also refused to work on the project for their own reasons.

Her team were persistent, so I thought “what harm is there anyway”, as long as I can make the song credible irrespective of what the song is like. I eventually worked on the song and she loved it. In a nutshell, it was a cool and interesting project to work on.”

28 Comments

  1. Miss_Flygerian

    December 19, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    She reminds me of Storm from X-Men with that tacky white weave.

  2. damsel

    December 19, 2013 at 7:26 pm

    Hian! Everybody celeb/musician! Bella Naija its hight tym u featured me oo. *chews gum*

    • Jaydyte

      December 19, 2013 at 7:56 pm

      Lol, damsel. Ah now, it’s easy, just take some cheesy pictures and submit them to B. she will definitely publish them, you bcom celeb overnite no shaking.

  3. sigh

    December 19, 2013 at 7:36 pm

    But not b4 Lil Kim. #gbam

    • itsjustme

      December 19, 2013 at 9:03 pm

      EXACTLY my thoughts!

  4. Browsing

    December 19, 2013 at 8:06 pm

    Ta tun la won¿

  5. Olive

    December 19, 2013 at 8:44 pm

    Please who is this? My Naija pips, soto you pass these oyinbo people with promoting trash as celebrities. Every tom, dick and ekaete is a celebrity. Can we please give the platform to people who are actually making a difference? Even if it is in entertainment, let it be substantial.

  6. hauwa

    December 19, 2013 at 9:12 pm

    disgustingly ratchet.

  7. Houston Bey

    December 19, 2013 at 9:46 pm

    May7ven is deluded…what style is this tuneless mumu talking about?
    How can he be proud to boast that she has been an artist since 2006 and MOST PEOPL DONT KNOW HER SONG?! I feel embarrassed for her smh
    ans as for her ‘fashion/style’ she looks like a cheap flammable train wreck!

  8. Houston Bey

    December 19, 2013 at 9:47 pm

    *she

  9. MiniMonster

    December 19, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    She’s comparing herself to Lady Gaga??? Gaga wears couture and actually puts thought into what she’s wearing, whereas this girl looks like she’s dressing up as a slutty maid for Halloween. She can be compared to Nikki M. though…she simply dresses weird for the sake of being different, with no thought behind the outfit.

  10. dan

    December 19, 2013 at 10:42 pm

    Who is this? So everyone must sing? If I were you, I will just forget about music ooo

  11. WildCard

    December 20, 2013 at 12:49 am

    she sounds quite saucy and i doubt she has achieved much…dt weave doesnt do it for me at all..very tacky…and those pics ughh!!..just a couple look nice

  12. styloholic

    December 20, 2013 at 8:11 am

    who she again?….yawns

  13. DD

    December 20, 2013 at 8:18 am

    so i can just do a photoshoot, submit to BN, tell them i’m uk-based and i become a celeb….cool 😀

  14. Athena

    December 20, 2013 at 9:27 am

    For real??? Desparate cry for attention – and why would one be even be proud to be like Nicki Minaj or Gaga…!!! NEXT PLEASE

  15. Modella

    December 20, 2013 at 9:56 am

    [email protected] those comments..I actually enjoyed the story sha,she seem eloquent

  16. sugar

    December 20, 2013 at 11:11 am

    lol…..cant u read? did she say she was proud to be like them abi wetin u really mean to say?

  17. Morin

    December 20, 2013 at 11:42 am

    Quite like the cover image n the black n white
    dress

  18. Hannah

    December 20, 2013 at 2:59 pm

    Look at this one. ha ha ha , eating pineapple and comparing herself to Nikki and lady gaga, no respect chai!

    and whats up with the PUBLIC TRANSPORT question? she sounds like a spoil brat.

    doesn’t seem am gonna be a fan of this one.

  19. nene

    December 20, 2013 at 8:24 pm

    this one is an ode

  20. Marvel

    December 21, 2013 at 8:30 pm

    Not sure bout d ode comment. Must she read like everybody else? It seems nobody is allowed to have their own personality again. I heard of her ages ago in the UK. Although she happens to be Segun Odegbami’s daughter, she doesn’t use her dad to promote herself. I wish her well… Platinum wig and all.

    • Jaygirl

      July 11, 2014 at 7:38 pm

      Pls which hole in the UK did u enter to hear about her?

    • Vera

      July 13, 2014 at 1:18 am

      Lol! Haba now…. She is actually in the Uk and I have met her once….. Wasn’t very impressed I must admit but she does have shows and has a number of songs out…… A lil spoilt yeah I think too. But generally I guess she’s alright…. She’s got bills to pay anyway and she earns it in an honest way….. So good luck to her!

  21. Karo

    December 22, 2013 at 6:24 am

    What’s so freaky about the style anyway? I only love the fact that she is independent.

  22. jay

    December 22, 2013 at 6:42 pm

    Full of her self but still hungry!

  23. prince opoku manu

    December 27, 2013 at 11:17 am

    i lovs you .and imma rapper.

  24. kristo

    December 31, 2013 at 6:04 am

    What’s so freaky about this style. Wait oo, did she say she has being since 2006? Lol

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