Barbara Naa Nyarko popularly known as Okailey Verse but in the mtn hit makers known as OV who made Ghana and all females proud on the 25th November as she was crown the winner of MTN Hitmaker Season 7 is organizing a Thanksgiving party for all her fans and love ones. This year’s mtn hitmakers which came off at the Accra International Conference Centre had a history recorded because she is the second female to emerge first at the MTN hitmaker. Last year, we had Freda Rhymes winning the ultimate prize.
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Christened Barbara Naa Okailey Nyarko at birth, she is known in the music circles as OV while her spectacular touch of writing and delivering her verses on her songs earned her the name “Okailey Verse”.
The fast-rising multitalented young artist who was born on December 4th, 1998 attended Ghana Senior High school – Koforidua in the eastern region where she started off as a dancer and later on added singing. Her dancing exploits made her known to schoolmates and the public as “skelebarbs” as she became very popular.
O.V has netted several Awards and certificates as the best dancer in her senior high school days, but upon completing she gave all up and followed the one thing she is most passionate about – her musical career.
She has since then done few song covers of songs by popular artists like Kuami Eugene’s Angela, seyi shay’s touch me. Her cover of Stonebwoy’s Gbedegbede became the talk of social media until she did “Tomorrow” which got Stonebwoy himself confess how touched he was by her works.
If we say an artist is someone who plays an instrument, then OV is a full-fledged artiste as she plays the guitar very well and writes her own songs. She recorded her first single with Reynolds the Gentleman a multi-instrumentalist and producer after he discovered her on the Instagram song titled “Nea woyeyi “which featured Reynolds himself.
She also has “Kambu” produced by Standec, “Ma mind Dey” which featured lyrically fit dancehall artiste Episode. Her latest head-turning performance was at “Piano Bar ” “Serallio” “Badu
The grand finale which took place was hosted by the usual suspects Berla Mundi, and Giovani Caleb.
Judges Eazzy and Richie Mensah were generally impressed with the performance of the contestants. OV received positive comments from all judges for both performances. Below are the rest of the contestants and their positions:
Awal Mohammed came second whiles Amakye took the third position and Erzraa Tamaah took the fourth position at this year’s hitmaker grand finals held yesterday, 25th November.
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OV was over the moon when she was mentioned as the ultimate winner of the night. The night also some spectacular performances from past winners and past participants including
Kuami Eugene, Kurl songs, Kidi, Adina, Fred Rhymes, and others.The highlightlight of previous winners are below;
OV took home a GHS100,000 recording deal plus other wonderful goodies including the bragging rights as the queen of MTN hitmaker Season 7. Magnom, her beat maker also walked away with GHS10,000 Price.
Not only that but our own Stonebwoy has tweeted say
Congratulations To @Ov_onthah WINNER OF THE @MTNHitMaker season. You have proven To Ghana And The World that You deserve Their support to Carry on The Musical Mission!! WELCOME. Now Let’s Drop That Single For The New Year #2019🔐🔐
On the 27th of November our queen was interviewed on HITZ FM that what helped her win and this is was she said”it was just my emotions and the microphone, I just sung and also wanted to have fun”
Again that she saw everyone as competition, especially Ayeyi. She’s got a very beautiful voice and her was husky so she was a very big competition for her but was evicted, ”
OV at the end of the interview encouraged every person pursuing music to use the MTN hitmaker platform if they want to make it in life and that it through this platform that she also made it.
O.V is an OV music signee and frontline artiste.
Follow O.V on Social Media by clicking on the below links:
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/okaileyverse/
Twitter: (@Ov_onthah): https://twitter.com/Ov_onthah?s=09
Download O.V Songs
O.V’s Playlist On Soundcloud https://soundcloud.com/okaileyverse/akoto