Solid Star

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Solid Star
Birth name Joshua Iniyezo
Born (1988-10-24) October 24, 1988 (age 29)
Delta State, Nigeria
Origin Isoko South, Aviara
Genres
Occupation(s)
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • record producer
  • actor
Years active 2010 –present
Labels Achievas Music
Associated acts Tiwa Savage, Korrekt, 2face Idibia, Flavour N'abania
Website achievasng.com

Joshua Iniyezo (born 24 September 1988), better known by his stage name SolidStar Isoko or simply SolidStar, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and performer. He began his musical career as a drummer for a local church in his hometown of Delta State. SolidStar is popularly known across Nigeria and Africa for his hit song "One in a Million". He got signed by Ossy Achievas.

In 2010, he released his debut album One in a Million which went on to become a huge hit. The remix of the single "One in a Million" there after featuring Africa's legend 2face Idibia went on to become an anthem. He has followed up this feat with several hit singles later on down the line.

Early life[edit]

SolidStar, who is well known for his ability to sing fluently in English Language, Isoko language and Igbo Language, was born in Delta State, Nigeria to Mr. and Mrs Iniyezo. His family originated from Aviara town.[1] SolidStar began his music career at the age of 14 when he started playing the drums for his church choir in Aviara. He was discovered a few years later at a music talent show in Ajegunle area of Lagos State where he was introduced to Paul Cole a record label boss.[2] In 2010, SolidStar formally signs to Achievas Record and his debut album was subsequently released under the label.

Music career[edit]

2010: One in a Million[edit]

In 2010, SolidStar released his debut album One in a Million through Achievas Music. The album was a hit fueled by its lead single "One in a Million", which was a collaboration with 2face Idibia.[3]

Singles[edit]

Year Title Album Ref
2010 Confused N/A [4]
2011 One Man One Vote N/A [5]

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Event Prize Recipient Result Ref
2010 Nigeria Music Video Award (NMVA) Best new artiste "One in a Million" Won [6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SolidStar Isoko's Official Website".
  2. ^ "Achievas Music "Who We Are"".
  3. ^ "Interview: From Grass To Fame And Fortune, 'Solidstar' Is An Extraordinary Ghetto Superstar, Talks About His Journey So Far..." onobello.com. OnoBello. June 27, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "SolidStar - 'Confused'". Notjustok.com. Demola OG. Retrieved 25 January 2016.
  5. ^ "Music Alert Solidstar - 'One Man One Vote'". Akpraise.com. Endu Jack. Retrieved 10 February 2016.
  6. ^ Adebayo, Temiloluwa (2 December 2010). "Nigeria Music Video Awards – NMVA 2010 – Winners & Photos". Retrieved 12 September 2014.

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