Styl-plus | Olufunmi/Runaway /Call My Name  EP

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Olufunmi/Runaway /Call My Name EP

by Styl-plus

The hottest thing in African R&B. been called Africa's "Boys 2 Men". These young mavericks with their mega hits have changed the face of Nigerian Music. Golden combination of classy western-style lyrics, with catchy soundtracks and superb vocals.
Genre: Urban/R&B: R&B Rap mix
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1. Olufunmi
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2. Runaway
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3. Call My Name
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4:38 $0.99
4. Stay Alive (Hiv theme song)
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4:48 $0.99
5. Olufunmi (Rap Remix)
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6. Olufunmi -Instrumental
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7. Runaway- Instrumental
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8. Call My Name - Instrumental
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9. Stay Alive- Instrumental
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10. Olufunmi Remix-Instrumental
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Available as MP3, MP3 320, and FLAC files.


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In 2002, the entire crew of styl-plus (including managers T-Jazz and Joey; and producers SUNKY and Mekoyo)
were virtual unknowns in the African music world. Now, STYL-PLUS has become a household name in Nigeria, and is rapidly growing in popularity in the UK, USA and South Africa. Have been called the African " Boys 2 Men", these young maverick have inspired the music world of nigeria, starting from the scratch, without any support; then growing into the most promising group in Nigerian music, in the horizon. Their hit tracks Olufunmi, Runaway and Call My NAme, proved to the world that Nigerian music could be as good as any; with their phenomenal successes on their airwaves in their home country.

The group STYL was formed in 1997 a gospel quartet by founding members Shifi Emoefe, Tunde Akinsanmi, Yemi Akinwonmi, and Lanre Faneyi. In 1999 Lanre passed away and Zeal Onyecheme joined the group. The name STYL which was formed by combining the first letters of the first names of the founding members then turned to Styl-Plus, the Plus being used to indicate the new addition to the group.

In the year 2001, the groups expanded from singing strictly gospel songs, to inspirational and love songs.

In 2002 Yemi left the group to pursue another career.

In 2003 the group teamed up with Anthony 'T-Jazz' Ukpong and Joseph 'Joey' Ukpong to form their own record label; Styl-Plus Music. In late October of 2003, under the management of T-jazz and Joey, they released two singles to radio stations . The response was tremendous, and the unprecedented airplay the tracks received fuelled the subsequenlty massive sales of the Singles on Cd and audiotapes

Based in Abuja , FCT, the group uses its strong vocals and addictive soundtracks to successfully blend together English and Indigenous languages, on their Pop and R& B tracks.

The Motto of the group is "Positive-Cultural-International" and this is evident in the positive messages and the noticeable absence of raunchy and profane lyrics, which characterize most R & B groups.

The members of the group are all graduates of FUT Akure (except one in who is in his final year) and are all bachelors in their mid-twenties.


The song Olufunmi was voted song of the year 2003 by listeners on 96.9 Cool FM Abuja .

It was the most requested song on every major station in the country, including, Ray Power, Rhythm Fm, Cool Fm, Eko Fm, Brilla Fm, Kapital Fm, and Metro Fm Lagos.

Olufunmi and Run Away are the most requested love songs on all the R & B or radio love shows nation wide.

Olufunmi has been No1 on every major radio chart show including The Grand Square Countdown (Cool Fm Abuja), Top 7 jams at 7 (Rhythm Fm nationwide), MTN Yello (Stations nationwide). It has also been No1 On numerous magazine and newspaper charts like the Saturday Sun weekly music chart.

Styl-Plus has set new records by being the first indigenous group to have 2 songs simultaneously on any chart.

In the case of MTN Yello radio show (based on listeners smsing in their choice), for the first time in its history, a group had both the number 1 and number 2 songs (the position was held simultaneously for 4 weeks! As of the 1st of April, Olufunmi had been number 1 for 15 weeks!

Their newest single, Call My Name has was released early July and has also started to dominate charts nationwide

Notable performances in 2004:

Styl-Plus has performed at almost every major university in front of capacity crowds.

Styl-Plus performed at the British Council during HRH Queen Elizabeth's commissioning of the Centre during CHOGM

October 8th Styl-Plus billed to perform at MTN Yello in Enugu

August 6th, 7th, 9th Styl-Plus performs alongside Femi Kuti, 2 Face, Jazzman Olofin, and Rugged Man during the Wyclef Jean Black Gold Concerts in Lagos and Abuja (they are the only indigenous group who performed at 3 out of the 4 concerts)

23rd July, Styl-Plus performs at NAF Club Kaduna. V-Mobile brand re-launch

17th July Performance at wedding of Tunde and Hilda Abebe (Stella Obasanjo's niece) in front of numerous dignitaries

10th July St Moritz Style Awards at Expo centre. Performed alongside Yinka Davis and the Steve Rhodes Orchestra

11th June MTN Yello TV recording along with Da Trybe, Jazzman Olofin, P-Square, and foreign artists

29th May Democracy Day celebration in Abuja alongside Paul Play, Krazee Kulture, Maintain

22nd May Nicon Noga. Gede Foundation (VP wife) launching

1st May Opening act for Yvonne Chaka Chaka at The Dome Night Club, Abuja

25th April Miss Oyo State Pageant. Receives special award for excellence from Governors wife.

16th and 17th April. Played alongside Rugged Man and Paul Play Dairo at the Sean Paul Concert at Ocean View and Expo Centre Lagos


to write a review

chidinma amaka

i love the music u know it is one of nigerians best music i jus love it u know it is not jus an ordinary song i think if u look deep u find out it has a whole lot of meanin about love and feelins i love it it is the best and i will like to meet styl plus one day especially zeal i love his voice pls i hope u make them see this or u can contact me through this email id pls i neeed a reply

little lemon

i gbadun u so muchhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
men,i never believed we"ve gotten talented artistes like u here in our midst,see ourlives,so we"ve been selling our pride to foreign artistes while we ourselves harbour d proudness.well, no more R-kellys,Nelly,P-diddy,Kelvin little& co.4 d cds,call my name was Superb,olufunmi was a display of Talents,d remix was Yo,runaway was Lovely,stayalive was Peerless.however,ur lyrics was composed Legato,ur dancing steps was so Unique& finally ur voices Stood out.i luv dem all,dis is just d beginning,keepitup-----------iluv uuuuuuuuuuuuuuu

Usman T.George

U're are Born 2 Great
Infact if i will not boost on my ego you guyz you're wonderful,i really enjoy all ur musik from A 2 Z,Please i dey beg you guyz WOMAN/LADIES plus MONEY, are evil kindly beware of the woman power they are out there to distroy.Keep going like this boy i love you all God will surely be yur strenght,keep it up.(George Lag Nigeria)

Oloyede Fola

2 Compose & Sing is yur Hobbie
STYL-PLUS Crews you tell the whole world that Nigeria in africa contenet is one among the best nations that can produced best musik,i beg i they call you Nigerian WEST LIFE,you're 2 good boyz ,but your best have not been proof,when you collect you (GRAMMY AWARDs) then your best just began,Keep it up God is by yur side always remmember God almighty, 'cos is yur beginner and the finisher of all what you turn to today,don't 4get him,sure he will race yur head up above your enemies, yu're going up now you will never comes down,God will always broke all the evil yoke against you & yur families,keep everything up.Beware of money & woman,is very very important plz. Love u all.(Folashade IB)


you guyz are the bomb!
i really love the whole tracks,but i enjoy listening to "runaway".


Hey Styl-Plus how about a chance to get
a record deal in the US. This is were u
guys will get know all over the world. I'm
not trying to take the Nigerian "SUPER STARS"
away, i'm just trying to get them a major deal
were they could be famous and get lots of money.
Styl-Plus should make it big.
"U guys thing about it."
Call Me:(773)868-6441
If y'all don't want to call me, u could send
a DEMO to:
A.Fam Records, Inc.
Attn: Focus...
2221 Peachtree Road, NE - Suite D329
Atlanta, Georgia

doris francis

i love ur songs,its nice;keep it up.i hope u dont mind sending the lyrics of Runawy.

doris francis

ur songs are all cool.keep up the good work.i need the lyrics of Runaway.



Bamidele Hughes

Who needs Boyz to Men
Great music and the Best sound to come out of Nigeria in years , who needs usher, ginunwe, nelly when we have our own home grown talent i am speechless i cant believe how their voices speak to my body soul and mind and am a man ooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo well done Stly-lus and keep it up.
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