Abigail Yaa Lolade (born 20th of July, 2000), better known as Abitemi, is an afro-pop, afro beat singer and songwriter from James Town Ghana.
She had her primary education in Nigeria and later moved to Ghana to continue her secondary schooling.
Abitemi was first noticed by her Choirmaster who encouraged her to pursue music as he could identify the unique talent she displayed comfortably meandering through several difficult notes only in her first week as a chorister.
Even though her talent was brewed from the church, her musical journey began with a genre that was not directly familiar with the modus operandi of the church.
She began music as a phenomenal rapper with several rap songs, such as a cover on Tulenkeys Fvck boys, and this got her noticed by Glo, the telecommunication network giant who gave her an opportunity to display her unique talent at the first edition of the GLO mega show in Ghana.
Abitemi’s professional career began in 2021 when she released her original debut hit song dubbed “Pariwo”.
“Pariwo” by Abitemi which was influenced by the COVID19 pandemic quickly became an afro music fan favorite, as fans were baffled by how she told a beautiful love story of a quarantined lover, using multiple languages and dialects, creating a beautiful sync between Yoruba , Twi , Pidgin English, and English.
When asked about her unique style at an interview with Y107.9 FM in Ghana, Abitemi revealed while growing up in Lagos and Accra, experiencing both cultures and being directly influenced by my Nigerian Dad and Ghanaian Mum who are music lovers made me different from birth, I can’t say my style is purely Nigerian or Ghanaian I think my style is African, my music is like what you would get if iPhone and Samsung collaborated to make a device for the future.
Abitemi has dazzled fans from all walks of life while sharing stage with some amazing musical talents in both Ghana and Nigeria.
The young Queen of Afro music currently lives in Ghana as she works on Releasing her Debut E.P “JUST THE BEGINNING (JTB)”.