Mathew K has an extraordinary talent that is taking her places.
She is an ordinary girl. The first time I noticed her was the time she had a name tag on her chest with the inscription “Matthew” and the shock bearing in my eyes displayed if I was wondering if she had misspelled her name or if she had too much love for her “future” Nigerian boyfriend.
“Yes, my name is Matthew K”, she smiles clearing any doubts over her name. Commonly known as a male name, it’s to our joy that we discover its unisex from this beautiful songbird.
“Big God” was playing on a colleague’s phone when I couldn’t help but ask about the song. Big God is the second song Matthew K released after “Smile” which she released in April this year. At the first encounter, you will deny the songs sound like Matthew K, yet truly she is the voice behind them. She has released two songs so far. Big God has the sounds of Chidinma, “and you will surely hear some Yemi Alade in there; the Christian one,” she jokes. Deeper into the song, you will hear a Seyi Shay, with some Jangilova beats. She is a petite girl accommodating all these big voices. It’s beautiful to hear her sing.
“Some people say I sound like the Christian Yemi Alade, then others say Irene Ntale in my first song Smile, others Daisy Ejang” she confirms my suspicions. She has all those voices inside of her.