Born March 23rd, 1989 in Sapele, Nigeria. Freda found her love for entertainment at a very young age by attending church with her family. She acted in church plays, sang in the junior choir and was a member of a hip hop dance group dancing on stage for some famous Nigerian artist (Ruggedman and keffee). After high school, she decided to relocate to the United States to pursue a career in Theater.
While studying at Minnesota State University, Mankato, she was brave and spontaneous enough to enlist in the U.S army. She later went back to school and graduated with a BA in Theatre. Although she is now a Veteran, Freda has not stopped caring and serving others in the best way possible. She is a great role model and not only that, writes and sings music that certainly speak to a new generation of hopefuls.
Freda’s journey from her Nigerian birth, an upbringing in the US, and an assortment of world travels has brought her to this point. Her single Mater is likely to stand forever as a key turning point in the young singer/songwriter’s life thanks to the resounding way it announces her arrival to the music world.
Her take on this style is more melodic on the single Mater and even has something of an orchestrated quality, but it bubbles with a modern sheen thanks to its music leanings. She combines traditional sounds with music in dramatic, ear-catching ways. The production style brings the song’s synths and keyboards into total sympathy threading its way through the track. It doesn’t seem like it would be that sort of a song, but Freda’s track establishes a light groove early before the first changes come.
Mater often has a rousing, intensely emotional bent and the musical peaks that come along the way are perfectly built up to and integrate the various elements at her disposal in a seamless, highly musical way. Freda obviously arrived early at a vision for this song – it has an ideal running time and manages to pack a world of musical experiences into its relatively brief duration without ever sounding rushed or cluttered.
Her vocals are adept for facing down any challenge that comes along. She really makes great drama out of the song’s lightly ironic twist and brings an appealing combination of grit and melodicism to play delivering the song’s lyrics. Much like the arrangement, Mater’s lyrics never waste a word or any of the listener’s time and hit upon an accessible, conversational tone without ever dumbing down the adult subject matter.
The possible breadth of this song’s appeal is immense. Listeners old and young alike will find some basis to relate to Freda’s lyrics or else understand the enormity of the experience.
Mater does that with relaxed, confident ease. There’s little doubt that this is a singer and songwriter with the desire to make music her life and career; many do, but not everyone has the talent and intangibles in enough supply to make it work. Freda is working at a higher level than many of her contemporaries and this release makes that observation undeniable.
We gave Freda our top 5 question challenge to find out the personality behind the music;
What inspired you to get into music?
My love for music has been from a young age singing in church choir.
How would you describe your music?
My music is fun and of different genre. It expresses love, happiness and makes you want to dance to the beat.
What would you say is your recording and song writing style?
I listen to the beat several times. I write according to what I feel from it. It’s like story telling.
Where would you like to see your music career in 5 years time?
Hopefully, people would get to know of my songs, truly enjoy them and I hope to be touring and sharing the positive vibes around the world.
Where can music fans listen your music?
My songs are on all streaming platforms. Spotify, iTunes, Google play, Apple, Napster, tidal, Facebook, Instagram, tiktok etc.
Click here to listen to Mater by Freda on Spotify