Cynthia Ikponmwenosa is a nigerian singer and song writer whose genre of music is a combination of pop, hip hop, dancehall and rap.
She was born in Benin city, on the 23rd of September 1991 to a single mother who is now a top gospel artist in Benin city, Edo State Nigeria.
The singer was not raised with a silver spoon, she’s a girl who fought hard to be where she is today. She opened up in an interview that her father rejected her but she met with him for the first time when she was seven years old.
She also admitted that growing up without both parents could leave a psychological effect on a child and she thanks her mother who did all to ensure she was raised properly and to ensure she turned out a successful adult with the right orientation.
Cynthia had her basic formal education in Benin city and started singing quite early as a back up singer for her mother.
By the time she was seventeen, she had already recorded her debut single titled “Dutty Stepping” which featured general pype, she there after relocated to Lagos state.
In Lagos, she met Psquare (Peter and Paul Okoye) and their elder brother and manager Jude Okoye at an event, one thing led to another and she got signed to Jude Okoye’s Northside entertainment in 2013.
She released her singles “Don’t break my heart” and “Lead me on” in that same year. These singles, especially “Lead me On” was a favorite and a very popular hit.
It introduced her to all as the female dance hall and reggae act and I do not think there’s any female act in Nigeria right now that does better than Cynthia Morgan when it comes to dancehall and reggae.
Many who listened to her for the first time believed she was a Jamaican. As an artist who came on board not up to a decade ago, she has been hard working, consistent and has risen to fame in a short while.
In 2016, she released her controversial single ” Baby Mama” which increased her fan base and earned her more fame in the industry.
Being associated with the already famous Psquare gave her leverage, even though she equally works hard. Peter Okoye in an interview mentioned that he discovered Cynthia Morgan and intended to sign her to his P Classic records but after discussing with brothers, they decided they sign her up to Jude’s North side Entertainment.
When Psquare fought themselves bitterly and decided to part ways, Cynthia Morgan penned a heartfelt to the brothers, encouraging them to resolve their family crises and remain together.
The singer whose voice is uniquely rich and deep is well known for her signature red hair and crazy dress sense, she has been involved in uncountable controversies and has been tagged wayward and irresponsible by fans.
She took to her Instagram page to ask that she shouldn’t be judged by her looks as responsibility is a thing of the heart.
The German juice crooner is bold and not ever afraid of expressing herself on her social media pages. She had a spat with fellow artist and singer Davido, following the claim that Davido called her names on snap chat. Her most recent fight is with McGalaxy.
After she released the video for her single “Baby Mama”, in which she was seen carrying an infant (who she claims is her baby cousin) in one hand and holding a lit cigar in the other hand, she faced many criticisms.
Nolly wood actress Caroline Danjuma expressed her distaste at the video sighting that a vibrant child welfare agency in Nigerian should sanction Cynthia Morgan over that posture which translates to child abuse.
Another Nolly wood actor and producer Charles Novia also expressed his displeasure and stated that the she was seeking cheap popularity and media attention.
Another time, she was accused of plagiarism. Nolly wood actress Queen Ure, claimed she invented the word “Popori” and was livid that the singer released a single “Popori” without duly acknowledging the origin of the word.
Cynthia responded by saying she grew up in Benin and had heard the word severally before now, she asked the actress to go to hell.
Not too long ago, she was featured in a song with Charass, and when the song was released, Cynthia Morgan ranted on social media that charass had released the song with out her knowledge, he responded by asking why she didn’t reach him privately but took to social media to rant.
In 2016, she was rumored to be pregnant for her boss Jude Okoye who is a happily married man. She took to twitter to debunk the rumor and clarified that Jude is like a father to her and her relationship with him is highly professional.
She also described Psquare as her older brothers whose massive profile and fan base does not intimidate but inspire her to work hard in building her own name and profile as an artist.
Cynthia has featured in comedian AY’s movie “A trip to Jamaica”. She is also a regular performer at the star music trekk sponsored by Star and the Nigerian breweries.
The singer is currently single and co singer Dammy Krane is her ex.
Songs And Collaborations
Cynthia Morgan gets many features because she’s practically the only famous and perhaps the only female dancehall artsist in Nigeria.
She’s extremely good at what she does and has collaborated with Burna Boy with whom she has a good professional chemistry, DJ Lambo, Eva Alordia, Seyi Shay, Phyno, Tony Ross, Olu Maintain, Emma Nyra, DJ Prince, Yemi Alade, Victoria Kimani, Charass, Toni Tones, Shaydee, Stoneboy, Yungsix, Samklef, Splash, Dammy Krane, Ill bliss, Chopsticks, The suspect and many others.
Her popular songs include: Dutty Stepping (2009), Right move (2011), High, High, High and Ojoro (2012), Don’t break my heart (2014), I’m taken (2014), Popori (2014), German Juice (2015), Come and do (2015), Simati Niya (2015), Baby Mama (2015), Olowo (2016), Bubble up (2016), No camera (2017).
Deals, Endorsements And Net Worth
Her net worth is estimated at $1.5 million. She has had no major endorsement yet besides being part of star music trekk.
South South Music Awards 2014: Best new Artist of the year
Eloy Awards 2014: Music Artist of the year.
South South Music Awards 2015: Best Reggae and dance hall artist of the year.
The Headies 2015: Best Reggae style of the year.
Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2014: Best female artist and best rap artist of the year.
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