Tuesday, May 3, 2011
NAME. Gbenga Meshida STAGE NAME. Mesh DATE OF BIRTH. 3rd of May. EDUCATION. University of Lagos (Sociology),London School of Accountancy and Management (Management)RECORD LABEL. Stealth Entertainment.BIOGRAPHY. Gbenga Meshida a.k.a Mesh was born in Ile Ife South West region of Nigeria to the family of Dr Mrs Meshida in the early 80s. He is the 5th of 6 children. He was introduced to music by his father who at that time was the principal and founder of Terra Choral Group, Ile Ife who believed music was a major part in everyone’s life therefore was the reason he spread the music spirit to the whole family who by hook or crook must learn a musical instrument.
He later moved to Lagos in the early 90s due to the retirement of his father from the University. At his young age, Gbenga had the ambition to become a medical doctor, but that ambition was fazed out in his early high school days in Command day secondary school Ikeja, when he developed a better passion for the social sciences , instead of medical sciences., which he ended up studying Sociology i the University. During his university days, he came in contact with producers like Eldee d Don of trybze records, who was at this time producing tracks from his boys quarters room. This zeal what was sparked his curiosity to go ahead to make his own kind of music. That was when he met with Jonah da Monarch who listened and produced his songs.
In 2005, Mesh recorded “Say it”, “I need You”, and “how do you like it”, but did not have any backing for promotion, but this did not discourage him, but rather he kept on working to get his album done. In 2006, he released another single, “Being me”, which Basically was an inspirational song to boasts ones ego on achieving ones goal no matter how hard things might seem. The track also suffered low promotion.
In 2008, Mesh went to further his education in England. The exposure to another terrain was what developed his ego to keep on with the music. During his 18 months in England, he auditioned for the season 5 of the X factor reality show, which he had a fair outing . He also featured in a couple of collaborations with London based African acts like Lambo da Virus, Jaylo2 , Papa slim (Ghana), amongst others.
Mesh later came back to Nigeria in 2009, after his studies, and started recording more tracks for his debut album. He met with Ayo Ajayi a.k.a. Magnum (C.E.O Stealth Entertainment), who took interest in His music and signeds him on. The video , “ I dey feel you”, is his debut video under stealth entertainment, and its smooth and natural sleek mellow is what sets you in the mood for the start of a beautiful experience.....