Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan
DATE OF BIRTH: September 23, 1991
MARITAL STATUS: Not Married
Cynthia Morgan, is a Nigerian born songwriter and singer. Her music is a fusion of pop, hip hop, dancehall and rap. She came into limelight following the release of her singles "Don't Break My Heart" and "Lead Me On" "I am Taken" And others brought her to spotlight.
EARLY LIFE AND BACKGROUND
Born in Benin City, the South South of Nigeria. Her music is a fusion of Pop, Hip Hop, Rap and Dance Hall. She also calls herself Killa Marshal which is her alter Ego. Killa Marshal is a much crazier, sassy and raw side of her.Cynthia Morgan grew up to become a singer, song writer and composer. She went on to record her debut single at the age of sixteen, getting airplay and interviews for local press in her hometown Benin City. Her professional passion and love for music started at the age of 3, She started in the children’s choir, after which she moved to the youth choir and later joined the Christian Union choir.
She was raised by a single mother who is now a top music gospel artist in Benin City, Nigeria. Her upbringing was a rough and a tough one. She was rejected by her father when her mom was 20 years old and pregnant and also after child birth.
According to her she had a beautiful childhood where her mum was firm yet loving; she played the role of a father to her siblings and her. She is her biggest fan.
At the age of 16years, Cynthia Morgan decided to go into music professionally. She released her first singles at the age of 17years right after completing High School and got massive recognition and love from fans all over Nigeria. She grew up around musicians and back up singers from her mother’s musical band since the age of three. She then moved to Lagos, Nigeria in 2008 to pursue her career.
She hasn't completed her university education. She took a break to concentrate on her musical career.
In 2010 she was featured on the NEA award winning track with Jhybo titled Ejo le Fe Ro Run Dia mouth. This track gave her instant recognition and fame natiowide Nigeria.
CAREER AND LIFE
P-Square brought her into the family. After her collaboration with Jyhbo in the song Run their Mouth She became quite popular and they were wondering who this young talented girl was. P-Square became a big fan and finally she met them with Jude in Atlanta in 2012. That was how the relationship started, later her manager called her to say that Jude wanted to sign her to his record label and for him to want her means much because she knew he had said he was not going to do anything with any artiste again after the whole issue with May D.
With a re-brand on her image and sound, she released her much anticipated singles in Nigeria on July
9th, 2012 titled High High High and Ojoro. With the release of these songs, Cynthia Morgan trended
worldwide for 10hours and also trended in Nigeria for 48hours.The singer also reveals her sexy edgy
look. Both singles shows Cynthia Morgan’s versatility. Critics reviews High.High.High as a complete
package of the beautiful artist. It shows all three sides of her, Singing, Rapping and Partua flow.
In August 2013, Cynthia Morgan signed a recording contract with "Northside Entertainment Inc." owned by Jude 'Engees' Okoye, brother to Nigerian pop singers P-Square. Few months later, she released two chart-topping singles "Don't Break My Heart" and "Lead Me On" which got positive reviews from fans; the latter went on to be nominated for "Best Reggae/Dancehall Single" at The Headies 2014.
Her reaction to not getting incentives on the record deal she signed with Northside;
I signed a different kind of contract. A lot of people would be interested in the cars, houses and other things, but I was more concerned about the platform. Getting a car, houses and lounging doesn’t mean you would blow in the industry because it doesn’t mean you would be well placed. Besides, at the end of the day you could get carried away by the glamour. The freebies came with the contract, but I said no because you will still have to pay back. It is better for me to work hard and get what I want myself.
She later released another hit single in 2014 "I'm Taken" which received a lot of acceptance from fans and had massive air-plays with the video trending on YouTube same year.
She continued with her form of singing in 2015 and released another banging single "German Juice" which increased her fan base and made her a lot more famous, her music career really got promoted in 2015.
Cynthia morgan is type of celebrity who shares different types of raunchy pictures in the social media, she's quite known for her controversial pictures.
See her reaction to that in an interview when asked why she does that;
Personally for an artiste, besides music,you have to be creative when it comes to your branding, your pictures, your performances and stage craft. Pictures are part of the things that brand an artiste. A lot of people say different kind of stuffs, but when you start something in Nigeria or in Africa, people start talking. We are in 21st century and Nigeria is not like America.Cynthia is also known for her fashion, she said she bought a 12million naira wristwatch, which was quite not believed by fans, well she may have really bought it.
We still have this mentality of ‘Oh my God, she is exposing a whole lot of stuffs’ but when American artistes do it, we get to embrace them. I think it’s all about you starting your own trend, people will definitely talk, some people will love it while some will hate it .It’s all about you knowing what you see as an artiste.
When I create a song , I can actually create the video in my head. So, it’s all about the craft and the branding .I wasn’t actually nude, I was wearing a tattoo and a pair of snickers. It’s just about being different and people are definitely going to talk. It’s part of the whole business. If they don’t talk, you don’t make money. So they just have to keep talking.
In 2014, a raunchy photo of her and singer Dammy Krane surfaced online which got fans thinking they are dating. She later said they are not dating.
She also mentioned in one of her interviews about having a crush on supersar singer Davido.
Read Interview Below:
Who is your celebrity crush?
That will be Davido, because for me he is hardworking. Over the years he has been able to prove himself that he is talented and not all about being just a rich kid and I think he is cute too.
What if he asks you out and says he loves you?
Cool, but because I have a crush on him doesn’t mean I want to have a relationship with him .But if he says :’Oh my God! I love you.’ We can work something out.
AWARDS AND ENDORSEMENTS
Won a few awards and received a lot of big nominations like Headies and more..
Won the 2014 South South Music Awards - Best New Artist.
No popular endorsement yet
RUMORS AND CONTROVERSIES
Was rumored to be dating singer dammy krane
According to media reports she was said to have been restrained from releasing a song caled popori which was allegedly made by another artist. But she responded it was a false accusation made by the artist to get fame through her.
Her popular half nude selfie with mr2kay for a music video was also hell of a controversial issue in the social media
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|Music video raunchy pic with Mr2kay|
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