Nominated for the Best Afrobeat Artiste of the Year at the DAC Awards UK 2018, Great Adamz (whose mother, Deaconess Grace Lori, is also a musician) is was born in Warri, Delta State and presently lives in Northampton, a town in England‘s East Midlands region; the Human Resources Management graduate of the University of Northampton has done well in recent times with the release of varying Afrobeat-engineered songs such as the OseiBoy-assisted number titled “Sexual Feeling,” the PC Lapez produced cut titled “Mama,” his YoungChap-aided offering titled “Filele” and most recently, the Yung Stunna and Frankie Free supported “Mermaid” tune which came through with a befitting visual.In a bid to further cement his path on the Nigerian music scene and the Afrobeat genre as a whole, Great Adamz is set to take into account the role of the Black Woman as he lets loose on his vocal dexterity in his soon-to-be-released song titled “Chocolate“; with only just a few days to go until the release of the highly anticipated and exciting number, he’s gone on to lay out a few words on the song.
“I actually wrote this song when I was at the university but I just never recorded it because I was busy writing other songs that I thought I preferred; the song was inspired by all the beautiful dark-skinned women around me when I was at the university. I lived with three (Sammi, Shakira & Christabel) beautiful dark-skinned women back at the university and I was the only guy for the first year in the house until the second year when another guy joined in, but living so close with these women made me see a different side to dark-skinned women that the media tend to not show a lot of; I am close to my mother so I know how loving women in general can be but I saw how supportive these ladies were to me especially being the only guy at first – I’d thought it would be difficult but it really wasn’t.”
Speaking on further in his appreciation towards the Black Woman, Great Adamz says,
“I think what really inspired the song was the woman I was with at the university; she was perfect and I had a lot going on but when you have a strong black woman behind you, she tends to help you not see all the pain you’re going through and even keeps the world from seeing this as well, so I wanted to write a song that appreciates dark-skinned women because they really are Queens and tell me really, who doesn’t like “Chocolate?” The song in itself was written to adore all women in general but to make an emphasis of the fact that unlike the crazy fight you see on Love & Hip-Hop between black women and how the media tries to make them look loud and crazy, most of them are not like that and they are actually sweet, beautiful, reliable and kind – did I mention beautiful? Jeez.”