How I inspired PSquare, others – Solidstar

Famous Nigerian singer, Joshua Iniyezo known by his stage name, Solidstar, has claimed that he was a source of inspiration to many artistes in the industry.

The 35-year-old entertainer claimed that his 2009 hit song ‘One In A Million’ inspired a new sound in the Nigerian music industry.

How I inspired P-Square, others - Solidstar

Solidstar who has been off the limelight for some time due to his battle with drug addiction, said when he hit stardom, many thought he was Ghanaian because of his unique style.

He recently sat down for a chat on the Honest Bunch podcast where said that the remix of One In A Million with Tubaba inspired PSquare’s hit song ‘Possibility’ which featured the same artist.

He said; “It was ‘One In A Million’ that paved the way for me in the music industry. I won the Best New Artist at the Nigerian Music Video Awards with the song. Many even thought I was Ghanaian, they didn’t know I’m Nigerian because my style then was different.

“It was my song [‘One In A Million’] that changed the sound of the Nigerian music industry. It was also the inspiration behind P-Square’s ‘Possibility’ featuring 2Baba.

“The song changed the Nigerian music industry. It came with its unique style. I slowed the tempo down and everyone started copying that pattern.”