Lyta – Everybody (Mp3)
It serves as build up to Lyta’s debut project under the Naira Marley-led imprint, ‘Marlian Music’.
Opeyemi Babatunde Rahim, known professionally as Lyta (pronounced L-Y-T-A), is a Nigerian singer and songwriter. He signed a record deal with YBNL Nation in 2018 but left the label in May 2019 after having a disagreement with the label owner Olamide. He released the 5-track debut EP Id in 2019.
A native of Kwara State, Lyta grew up in Ajegunle and was a member of “Ile Kewu”, a music group at his local mosque. His record deal with YBNL Nation was made public on 3 February 2018. Lyta’s breakthrough single with YBNL Nation, titled “Time”, features vocals by Olamide and was released on 14 February 2018.
In 2019, Lyta left YBNL Nation due to contractual and personal issues. After exiting YBNL, he signed with Doro Musik Gang and released the Killer Tunes-produced track “Monalisa” on 12 July 2019. The visuals for “Monalisa”, which was directed by Director K, amassed over 500,000 views within a month after its release.
A few weeks after the release of “Monalisa”, Davido reached out to Lyta about recording an official remix with him. Following their agreement, Davido and Lyta flew to Dakar for the remix and video shoot. The remix of “Monalisa” was released on 30 August 2019. Elias Light of Rolling Stone magazine described the song as a “handsome contradiction, with fierce expressions of yearning”. The accompanying music video for the remix was directed by Director K. Lyta gained exposure following his collaboration with Davido on the remix.