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 and also signed to Burniton Music Group Record
Meet okailey Verse (OV), the latest Reggae/Dancehall goddess
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 and also signed to Burniton Music Group Record . 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. 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
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;
The season one of the MTN Hitmaker reality show sawMateriall win the coveted prize subsequently, many aspiring musicians were inspired to participate in the second and third seasons of MTN Hitmaker.
Season two winner Koo Ntakra is making waves in the music industry and has released some hit tunes and collaborated with some of Ghana’s top musicians.
Togbe won the season three of the event and Afro-pop artiste Kidi was crownedthe the winner of season four.
KurlSongss of‘Jennifer Lomotey’fame was crowned the winner of MTN Hitmaker season five and 24-year-old Freda won the MTN Hitmaker six.
The Hitmaker reality show is aimed at giving authentic singers and rappers a platform to build their talents and be ready for the music industry.
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.
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