Cynthia Morgan

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Cynthia Morgan
Birth nameCynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan
Born (1991-09-23) September 23, 1991 (age 27)
Benin City, Edo, Nigeria[1]
GenresPop, Hip Hop, Dancehall, Rap
Occupation(s)Singer, Song-writer
InstrumentsVocals
Years active2007–present
LabelsTCMC
Associated acts

Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan (born 23 September 1991),[2] popularly known by her previous stage name Cynthia Morgan, now Madrina,[3] is a Nigerian born songwriter and singer. Her music is a fusion of pop, hip hop, dancehall and rap. She shot into limelight following the release of two singles titled "Don't Break My Heart" and "Lead Me On", which received massive airplay and positive reviews from critics. Cynthia made her acting debut in a 2016 Nollywood movie "The Wrong Number" Directed by Saint Joseph ovensehi, and Ay's comedy movie A trip to Jamaica. [4]

Early life and education[edit]

Cynthia Morgan was born in Benin City, Edo State where she completed her basic formal education.[5] At the age of 3, she was already a backup singer for her mother’s musical band.[5]

Music career[edit]

At the age of 7, Cynthia Morgan started composing songs and at the age of 17 she recorded her debut single which featured General Pype "Dutty Stepping". In 2008, she moved to Lagos in order to further her music career.[6][7] she calls herself Killa Marshal which her Ego on stage.[5]

On 22 August 2013, Cynthia Morgan signed a recording contract with Northside Entertainment Inc. owned by Jude 'Engees' Okoye.[8] Few months later, she released two chart-topping singles "Don't Break My Heart" and "Lead Me On" which got positive reviews from fans; the latter went on to be nominated for "Best Reggae/Dancehall Single" at The Headies 2014[9]

She is currently working on her debut album.[10]

Discography[edit]

Selected singles[edit]

  • "Dutty Stepping" (2009)
  • "Right Move" (2011)
  • "High High High" & "Ojoro" (2012)
  • "Don't Break My Heart" & "Lead Me On" (2014)
  • "I'm Taken" (2014)
  • Popori" (2014)
  • "German Juice" (2015)
  • "Come and Do" (2015)
  • "Simati Niya" (2015)
  • "Baby Mama (2015)
  • "Olowo" (2016)
  • "Bubble bup" (2016)
  • "No camera's" (2017)

As featured artist[edit]

  • "Ejo le fe ro" - Jhybo ft. Cynthia Morgan (2010)
  • "Bruce Lee" - TK Tycoon ft. Cynthia Morgan & Tipsy (2011)
  • "Gbogbo Hustling" - Tha Suspect ft. Zee, Bigmaxx, Cynthia Morgan & Tesh Carter (2012)
  • "Faaji" - Tony Ross ft. Cynthia Morgan & A-Q (2013)
  • "Money" - KKTBM ft. Yung6ix, Cynthia Morgan, Tesh Carter & SD (2014)
  • Give Dem" - DJ Prince ft. Dammy Krane, Mac 2 & Cynthia Morgan (2014)
  • "Shoki [Female Version]" - Lil Kesh ft. Chidinma, Eva & Cynthia Morgan (2014)
  • "Jamo" - Illbliss ft. Cynthia Morgan (2014)
  • "Number 1" - Chopstix ft. Cynthia Morgan, Shaydee & Yung L (2015)
  • "Go Gaga (Remix)" - MC Galaxy ft. Stone Bwoy, Cynthia Morgan (2015)
  • "Come Over" - Splash ft Cynthia Morgan (2016)
  • "Fine n Clean" - Jesse Jagz ft. Cynthia Morgan (2017)

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2014 2014 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best Female Artist of The Year Nominated[11]
Best Rap Act of The Year Nominated[11]
South South Music Awards Best New Artist Won[12]
The Headies 2014 Best Reggae/Dancehall Single Nominated[13]
Ben TV Awards Best Newcomer Nominated[14]
Best Hip-Hop Female Artist Nominated[14]
Best Reggae/Dancehall Artist Nominated[14]
ELOY Awards Best Female Artist Nominated[15]
2015 Music Artist of The Year Won[16]
2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Female Artist of The Year Nominated
South South Music Awards Best Reggae/Dancehall Won[17]
2016 The Headies 2015 Best Reggae Single Won[18]
Next Rated Nominated[19]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cynthia Morgan (Marshal Morgan)". ExclusivelyNaija. Retrieved 3 May 2015.
  2. ^ Cynthia Morgan
  3. ^ "Cynthia Morgan Rebrands, Changes Stage Name To 'Madrina'; Releases New Music Video 'Billion Dollar Woman' - INFORMATION NIGERIA". INFORMATION NIGERIA. 2018-05-08. Retrieved 2018-07-25.
  4. ^ "Cynthia Morgan Makes Comeback with 'Lead me on'". Retrieved 20 October 2014.
  5. ^ a b c "Cynthia Morgan Biography (Marshal Morgan)". Retrieved 14 January 2015.
  6. ^ "Artist Profile: Cynthia Morgan". musicstreet.com. Retrieved 23 April 2014.
  7. ^ Cynthia Morgan ft Pype - Dutty Wine
  8. ^ Jude ‘Engees’ Okoye signs Cynthia Morgan to Northside music
  9. ^ "Cynthia Morgan – Don't Break My Heart + Lead Me On". notJustOk. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 23 March 2014.
  10. ^ Mercy Michael (1 February 2015). "CYNTHIA MORGAN: I don't have a good relationship with my dad". The Nation. Retrieved 15 February 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Cynthia Morgan Gets Two NEA Nominations". Stella Dimokokorkus. 4 June 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  12. ^ "Yoyo Wins Award At The Prestigeous[sic] South South Music Awards (SSMA) 2014". OlodoNation. 18 December 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  13. ^ DonBoye (15 December 2014). "The Headies 2014 - Winners List". NotJustOk. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  14. ^ a b c "Music Awards". Ben TV. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  15. ^ Adiele, Chinedu (20 October 2014). "Seyi Shay, Toke Makinwa, Mo'Cheddah, DJ Cuppy, Others Nominated". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  16. ^ Aina, Idris (30 November 2015). "ELOY AWARDS 2015: Seyi Shay Beat Yemi Alade, Cynthia Morgan & More To Music Artist Award". Entertainment Rave Magazine. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  17. ^ Bankole (10 November 2015). "#SSMA2015: Blackmagic, Cynthia Morgan, Johnny Drille Nominated". 360Nobs. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  18. ^ Badmus, Kayode (2 January 2016). "#Headies2015: Cynthia Morgan wins Best Reggae/Dancehall". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 2 February 2016.
  19. ^ Abumere, Princess Irede (2 January 2016). "Reekado Banks beats Lil Kesh, Kiss Daniel, Korede Bello, Cynthia Morgan to win Next Rated Act award". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 2 February 2016.