"I Will Not Let Okoroji Down" says KASI

The Nigerian music industry is buzzing in expectations about the new songstress who is being widely talked about even before most people, except her producers, managers and a select few, have heard even one verse of any of her songs.

Her name is KASI. KASI born on the historic day of June 12, 1993 as Mary Anuforo is said to be the hottest cake being baked presently in the ovens of the Nigerian music industry.

One of the select people who have listened to and have been wowed by KASI is Chief Tony Okoroji, Chairman of COSON and former President of PMAN who for many years worked for the world-wide recording company, EMI as music producer and Artiste & Repertoire Manager.

Said Okoroji: “I have spent a life time in the music industry. I have seen talents in different shapes and colours. I am not sure that I have met any talent so real and genuine like the June 12 girl. KASI is absolute joy to work with. She is a natural and has inspired me in many ways. I can’t wait for Nigerians and the world to experience what I have seen in KASI.”

Okoroji who owns TOPS, the hot music production, publishing, distribution and events company, says that TOPS is ready to make a big statement soon with an outstanding group of young first class Nigerian talents and KASI will be one of them. Says Okoroji, “KASI will be the First Lady of TOPS. She will be an important music, dance and fashion statement. I am 100% confident that KASI will rock the world and TOPS is leaving no stone unturned to ensure that the June 12 girl, the first lady of TOPS, gets a roll out like no other.”

On her part, KASI who lost her civil servant father when she was just ten years old, says, "I will never let Chief Tony Okoroji down. I have found out that it is not enough to have talent, you have to have the opportunity to show the world what you can do. I have been everywhere. It was motion without movement. Then I found Chief Tony Okoroji. Thirty minutes after I was introduced to him, he listened to me sing, threw a battery of questions at me. He has become my Guardian Angel, dotting the ‘i’s and crossing the ‘t’s of my career. 

"He has assembled a group of us: young, hungry, talented and crazily creative people: song writers, singers, producers, choreographers, managers, etc and molded us into a family, the TOPS family. We bounce ideas off each other, inspire each other and he motivates us to be the best we can be, insisting that no one who is not a first class talent dedicated to being exceptional will be found anywhere around TOPS. Chief Tony Okoroji has given me the wings to fly. Tell everyone everywhere that KASI is coming. I am ready”

Esther Olanrewaju