Oluwaseun Omolara Oni (born September 2) popularly known as “The #BoyChick SAEON MORUDA with the #87Swags”, is a Nigerian Singer, Rapper, Songwriter and all round entertainer originally from Oyo State, Ibadan but born and bred in Lagos. Most of her formative years took place in Festac Town, Lagos.
She has a background in International Studies and History from the University of Babcock, Nigeria and a Masters Degree in International Relations from the University of Warwick, United Kingdom.
Right from an early age of about 5, SAEON MORUDA had always known she was going to end up in showbiz, Music being her major. With her unparalleled passion for Music, influences from her Father who sang but never professionally and majorly from music of the 90s, she eventually wrote her first song at the age of 13 during her MOCK corridor lessons in Queen’s College out of boredom and named it “True Love”.
She coined her stage name, SAEON, by playing with the letters in her real names. MORUDA didn’t become a part of her stage name until later in her career. While making a song titled “Boogie down”, she used the line “sexy mama SAEON mo rude ah” (English for sexy mama SAEON I’m rude, ah!). On seeking a verdict from her good friend, he interpreted it as SAEON MORUDA. SAEON being the creative that she is, embraced the essence of it and seamed it into her stage name, making it her last name. SAEON MORUDA likes to describe herself as a a one-woman army with a passion for what she does. She says the name “MORUDA” brings out the tough tomboy side in her, which explains her “#BoyChick” brand.
In 2010, SAEON MORUDA became the first ever winner of “The Underground” a platform that showcased up coming Artistes, and through this opportunity, she made a name for her self by releasing a few demos including the popular Let It Go (Oops), Recover From You ft Falz, I’ll Be Gone and My Man. She also featured on Blackmagic’s “Foreigner”, where she showed her diversity in delivery by spitting 8 bars on it.
SAEON MORUDA took her music career more professional in 2012 with the release of her cover to Brymo’s “Ara” which he announced as the best cover he had heard, thus giving her the needed propelling boost. In 2014, SAEON got signed on to Baseline Music. Since then she has gone on to release a body of work named “I AM SAEON -THE EP” as well as several chart topping single’s including “Awada Erekere” and “Burst My Brain” ft General produced by Gospel, “Boogie Down” ft Wizkid produced by Maleek Berry, “De be” ft Ycee produced by JahBwai, “Ninu Clubi” produced by TK and much recently, “#Aii” produced by DWill.
Since her breakthrough in the Nigerian music industry, SAEON MORUDA has gathered several accolades including nominations at the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVAs), Hiphop World Awards, Top Naija Music Awards to name a few.
SAEON MORUDA describes her genre of music as Trap’n’B, (a genre she coined specially for her self) a fusion of Rap, Hiphop and RnB, with a unique artistry that goes beyond just the production of the sound but into the listeners feeling of it. She has worked with producers like Tintin, Jrs, David Evans, Studio Magic, Ikon, Ibk, Cobhams Asuquo, Gospel, Sazzy (R.I.P) and more recently, Dwill and Karma. In total, she has a little over 70 song writing credits.
SAEON MORUDA’s interests include music, fashion, motivational speaking, fitness, food and travel.
without nursing selfish earthly interests; maybe we’d work towards redefining the by products & effects of what our actions now will be on the future. For now, everything has been predetermined. Any hope of having outcomes other than what we currently are facing is slim to none.
So maybe if we place less focus on what leaders, government, owners, heads, powers, people are or aren’t doing & instead look inwards on what we can do individually, freely — be selfless, good, kind, show love, give, teach, help one another and be the light in this dark world —
That there’d be a panacea for our societal and worldly ills. But I can’t. I can’t because everything that’s happening is a by product and effect of everything that has happened in the past, of everything we have directly or indirectly done. And we know most of it can’t be undone.
The World, not just Nigeria has missed the plot because of selfish interest, to the point that we’ve become accustomed to these normalcies of death, mishaps, violence, unrest, sabotage (these things happen everywhere. EVERYWHERE) to the point that we no longer have or feel guilt.
I’m not always successful at heeding this tug but I strive to.
My heart keeps signaling surrender, sacrifice, silence, stillness, service. It’s like I’m paralyzed to everything I strived for. All have become vanity. I no longer find satisfaction in the things I placed focus on.
There has been a paradigm shift in the things I’m passionate about. As the days go by, there is a reorienting happening in my mind, heart, soul and energy-state. It keeps tugging at my me the need to be good and of service to my neighbor, especially those I do not know. pic.twitter.com/jCEEUM37GV
I miss you Dad, we all do and it aches, the space you left; but we’re hanging in here as best we can, making it our priority to continue your legacy in all that we do. You’ll forever live in our hearts. Rest on Mr B.
In a way, I feel as though acting out happiness or positivity can somewhat be likened to having faith, the substance of what’s hoped for and evidence of the unseen. In a matter of time, I’m sure it’ll come to me naturally.
It’s easy to choose to be happy and positive in your absence but I can’t begin to describe how difficult it’s really been to exude what I naturally had all my life till a year ago; because most times, what I’m really doing is acting.
A year ago today you left and for a year, it feels as though I’ve felt no vibrations. Colours lost their vibrance. Laughter lost its echo. Most days make no sense. Even Music — one of the best things you gave me — lost its rhythm. pic.twitter.com/ePC0ruy7AK