VIDEO (+AUDIO): Ranti – ‘Iwe Kiko’ (Download)
“Ranti, a classical soprano and folk singer has been a thrilling musical performer for both local and international audiences, cutting across a wide variety of musical interpretations and styles including the classical, jazz and folk music forms. She is mentored locally by Yinka Davies and Prof. (Sir) Victor Uwaifo and internationally by Seth Riggs – legendary vocal coach based in Los Angeles, California. Seth has coached over 120 Grammy Award winners including Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Anita Baker and many more.
While in Chicago, studying to become a Chemical Engineer, Ranti was exposed to jazz, blues & soul music and explored the fusion of neo-soul & classical music in a style she refers to as Neo-Classical music. She and her Neo-Classical Band and Orchestra have performed original songs and standards at concerts and events hosted by NGOs, local and multinational companies.
Ranti recently left a thriving chemical engineering career to focus on her musical and theatrical career. Ranti regards her music style as folk music with interpretations cutting across various. She plans to continue sharing beautiful music and thrilling performances all around the world.
The music video for Ranti’s nostalgic folk music single, Iwe Kiko produced by Ranti heartily sings the lyrics “Iwe kiko lai si oko ati ada, ko i pe o” (Education without farming tools is incomplete) about the very important topic of agriculture – reviving our indigenous occupation – farming, which would create employment opportunities for our teeming Asuquo is now out and is sure to take you back to the good ol’ days! youth population and help diversify the economy.”