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Adesola Ade-Unuigbe

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We were eagerly anticipating another Nigerian artist doing a cover for Adele’s hit song “Hello” ever since Omawumi released her amazing reggae version.

Praiz has just dropped his own version and you’ve definitely got to listen to it.

Listen to the song below.


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This isn’t the first time Praiz will drop a cover of an international song and kill it – remember his cover of Rihanna’s “Stay”?

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Adesola is a BellaNaija editor and Voltron. Yes, things are that serious for her when it comes to BellaNaija.com.She's a lover of gist, novels, music and food. She's constantly trying not to take life for granted. She spends most of her time either keeping up with the world on the Internet or sharing some acquired knowledge about digital media.To communicate with her directly, you can hit her up on: Instagram - @adesola.au Twitter - @ThisConnectd

55 Comments

  1. Sade

    November 16, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    The way I rushed to listen eh!

    • Odi

      November 16, 2015 at 10:01 pm

      As in!!!!! I had goose bumps all over. This hits home a lot harder than adele’s. Awesome job Praiz.

  2. previous

    November 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Vic-O will soon come and drop his own Adele version…

    • Las

      November 17, 2015 at 11:08 am

      Why throw that out to the universe, eh? 🙁

  3. charles

    November 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    3/10. . .
    photocopy no fit original pass original. . .

    • FinchleysFinest

      November 16, 2015 at 5:37 pm

      So you can type and give somebody 3/10 .
      Some of you don’t even know music sef. Some Nigerians sef the only thing they are good at is scoring peoples effort …

    • Shaunie

      November 17, 2015 at 2:34 am

      Nahhhh this cant be 3/10? Are you kidding? Go back and listen to the song pls. Whaaat his voice amazing!

    • drey

      November 21, 2015 at 5:09 pm

      you full of shit bro

  4. aunty

    November 16, 2015 at 3:37 pm

    are we still on this?

  5. Rosie

    November 16, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Praiz has got such an amazing voice…… I always wondered how Iyanya won pfa instead of praiz

    • jhennique

      November 16, 2015 at 3:54 pm

      You people have come again

  6. missyA

    November 16, 2015 at 3:44 pm

    lovely!!!

  7. fancynancy

    November 16, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    Enough Already! Praiz has an amazing voice but that falsetto high pitched ear-scratching thing him and Faze do all the damn time needs to end in 2015.

    • Cynical

      November 16, 2015 at 5:11 pm

      Praiz, I think you are a good singer but nah this version didn’t work at all. And that falsetto thing just killed the song and like someone said,pls let’s give this thing a rest…….it haff do.

    • Tari

      November 17, 2015 at 12:40 pm

      I am truly impressed by your keen ear. It goes way back.
      What the heck happened to Faze?

  8. Violet

    November 16, 2015 at 3:50 pm

    Praiz is BAE..
    I rushed with the speed of light to listen to the sing.
    It’s official… I love you praiz.

  9. jhennique

    November 16, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    nahhhhhhhhhh! this didnt make the cut for me

  10. abby

    November 16, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    Guys please enough with this Hello thing already!!!!! the original version is just fine. Perhaps if u spent less time attending all events and taking pictures, u’d be able to produce something worthy of reproducing too..stop it please..

    • dupsy

      November 16, 2015 at 10:22 pm

      I hope you guys know about Copyright laws and have taken permission to reproduce the song in the forms you are doing especially if you are profiting from your versions ( if you put them for sale). My Naija people, times have changed and the internet has made the world a smaller place, just like you are making versions of successful songs, use this talent to come up with your own original songs. You guys undoubtedly have so much talents.

  11. Big Tee

    November 16, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    Waiting patiently for Vic O to drop his own version, Baba will kill the beat as always….1 million percent sure!!!

    • nwa nna

      November 16, 2015 at 11:37 pm

      As in ehn, Vic O’s rendition is going to be FIRE!!! Adele ain’t gats nothing on him, watch Vic O’s version break twitter…. Somebody please twit at Vic O to assault, I meant grace our ears with his own cover sharp sharp 😀 😀 😀

  12. BM

    November 16, 2015 at 4:13 pm

    *runs down the street, covering ears, screaming like a banshee* ENUFF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NOOOOOOO MAS!!!!!!!

    • Shaunie

      November 17, 2015 at 2:40 am

      Hahahahaha..oh common nowww we cant have enough of this song! 🙂

  13. Vee

    November 16, 2015 at 4:19 pm

    Lovely!!!!!!!!!

  14. lad

    November 16, 2015 at 4:29 pm

    Praiz you for no bother sha!

  15. Janet

    November 16, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Biko biko, i’m a praiz fan but what is this?
    this was BLAND,

  16. Busarni

    November 16, 2015 at 5:13 pm

    Na wah!! E hafff do na. Naija celebs be pouring sand in Adeles garri since 99bc.
    All in all the name of music cover; plagiarism is real no matter the form . Do your own songs my naija celebs.
    I haven’t heard or seen Adele do a cover for some one else’s song.
    This nonsense must stop; in other news. Are the chibok girls back? I ask because I hardly hear or see obyezeks and co. Na wah ooh; #bringbackourgirls…..

    • Someone cute

      November 16, 2015 at 6:11 pm

      As much as I agree with you, naija artists are not the only ones. Have you listened to Demi Lavato or Leroy Sanche covers of Hello?

    • goldfinch

      November 16, 2015 at 8:07 pm

      Adele does cover other musician’s songs during her concerts. Check YouTube and you’ll see for yourself.

    • Tari

      November 17, 2015 at 12:43 pm

      you obviously know very little about Adele.
      She almost added a Dylan cover to one of her previous albums.

    • Ogo

      November 17, 2015 at 3:28 pm

      It is called covers for a reason. For decades, people have been covering hit songs. Maybe learn more about music before you make a statement like that.

    • Cece

      November 20, 2015 at 10:38 am

      Who be dis?! Mschew!

  17. p

    November 16, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    hello praize…. is me once again!
    been trying to reach you for a collabo…
    hello….. are you dier?

  18. mary

    November 16, 2015 at 5:39 pm

    can they stop already, trust my people to over flog this Hello Cover, tomorrow, why do i have the feeling that Timi is in the studio doing his own cover, and vic-o is warming up with his own. well guys, we have had enough of it. can you allow the original owner of the song to enjoy her time

    • Cece

      November 20, 2015 at 10:36 am

      You don’t get it, do you? They are indirectly promoting Adele’s song. Because it is a great song and a hit and people love it enough to sing their own versions, Adele will get more hype and more shows. And have you seen YouTube lately? People cover songs everyday. Upcoming singers, established singers, acapella groups, etc. Just enjoy the different versions and critique them.

  19. Blueberry

    November 16, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Hm! Praiz …na only you waka come?! It has started…at this rate, all naija musicians will copy and paste.

    • Cece

      November 20, 2015 at 10:31 am

      So what?

  20. Tee

    November 16, 2015 at 6:41 pm

    Never heard Praiz sing before.this is my first time and I absolutely love his voice.No,I absolutely have a crush.

    • Mee

      November 16, 2015 at 7:05 pm

      I also think he did a good job o I’m shocked at these negative reviews lol

  21. Todun

    November 16, 2015 at 6:52 pm

    Gotta love Praiz!

  22. musa

    November 16, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    I love it I love it, the R n B really better than omowunmi’s reggae. . We should learn to appreciate and celebrate our own. Amazing voice Praiz.

  23. chris alejo

    November 16, 2015 at 7:47 pm

    y’all hating are just daft! can anyone of you sing half of what he sang!? covers are basically to show one’s interpretation of an original! in fact this is beta than JOE’S version…. nonsense retard nigerians!!!

    • Idomagirl

      November 17, 2015 at 7:23 am

      Lol better than Joe’s version indeed, you wish.

    • chris alejo

      November 17, 2015 at 9:21 pm

      MUMU GEH!!! Get off social media and go get a life! LOL!

  24. rai

    November 16, 2015 at 9:23 pm

    love it, Praiz can sing!!!

  25. tunde

    November 16, 2015 at 10:39 pm

    i never really comment, but this is FIRE!!!!! Praiz this is amazing!!!

  26. R8album

    November 17, 2015 at 2:15 am

    So after omawunmi posted her version, commenters were bragging about how Praiz was better and we should wait till he released his version. Well, his version is here….the hype was 3 much.

    Onawunmi’s version – much better and loved the reggae twist. She wasnt tryna sound like adele, she owned her version. She does need to work on her annunciation tho. She was relaxed and served good loungey vocals. I can listen omawunmi’s version and not worry if she hit adele’s notes.

    Praiz version – very good but you can tell this was rushed. Cos omawunmi sang in a very relaxed manner. Its obvi thAt Praiz was pressured into singing his version, post-omawunmi release. Praiz in the last 3weeks u have been busy turning up and criss crossing naija for weddings. I wish u had rested them vocals b4 u attempted this song. I love the emotion u tried conveying but the falsettos were kinda unwarranted. You are a great singer, so negative reviews are not to be associated with ur performances.

    Keep flying!!!! Great singers

  27. [email protected]

    November 17, 2015 at 2:25 am

    I absolutely love Praiz’ cover… He can sing and his is so relatable

  28. james_lani

    November 17, 2015 at 9:32 am

    Praiz did a good job though, but Leroy Sanchez’s cover of Hello gives me goosebumps!!!!!!!
    As in wetin happen nah!!!!!!!

  29. Grace

    November 17, 2015 at 10:21 am

    I sure need to do my own version too….
    But he sang it well too. His voice sha is killing me softly.

  30. Mayro

    November 17, 2015 at 11:24 am

    this did nothing for me. absolutely nothing. he has a good voice but this was not it. he could have done better. i think Omawunmi’s was better. with or without the ragae, it was beautiful
    This was not nice.

  31. Tari

    November 17, 2015 at 12:41 pm

    They have all done well but I still prefer Ruby’s version.

  32. 'Diddie

    November 17, 2015 at 3:11 pm

    me self I am going to do my own version…it is the season of adele ‘s hello cover versions

    • Cece

      November 20, 2015 at 10:23 am

      Exactly! The “to tell you I’m sorry” and “but when I call you never” parts and the others were just flat. The extra he did at the end should have been done to the chorus instead. But he tried. Joe (I Believe in You and I wanna Know) pitched well on the chorus. Seemed like Praiz struggled on the chorus to me.

  33. Cece

    November 20, 2015 at 10:29 am

    And Omawumi is not our own…ok…

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