Long before Cynthia Morgan charmed the music world with her Don’t Break My Heart and Lead Me On singles, she was a backup singer for her mum’s musical band. She started at just 3-years-old.
Reports about Cynthia Morgan’s childhood say her father abandoned her when her mum was just 20-years-old and pregnant. Her upbringing must have been rough huh? That’s probably why Morgan fell in love with music at the early years of her life.
Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan was born on the 23rd day of September 1991. The Nigerian-born songwriter and singer, commonly known as just Cynthia Morgan, grew up in the City of Benin, Edo State.
If Morgan truly started performing at age 3, it’s not surprising that she started making her own songs at the age of 7. Those experiences equipped her to lead her school choir in secondary school.
10 years later, Cynthia Morgan was set to record her first debut single. She featured Pype in the debut titled Dutty Stepping. Thereafter, Morgan moved to Lagos to give her music career life. She subsequently signed a recording deal with Northside Entertainment Inc.
With that, she proved her worth soonest. Her Don’t Break My Heart and Lead Me On singles received much attention which essentially, catapulted her to limelight.
Cynthia Morgan’s music has always been described as a fusion of pop, hip hop, dancehall and rap. Don’t Break My Heart and Lead Me On showed Morgan has a keen ability enabling her to blend these genre of music together for something unique.
While “Don’t Break My Heart” flows with an upbeat Afro Pop synchronized to represent an ideal song suitable for wedding vow moments, “Lead Me On” exhibits a reggae-dancehall love song beautified with Morgan’s patois accent.
The singles continued to earn Cynthia heartwarming reviews and “Lead Me On” was eventually, nominated for “Best Reggae-Dancehall Single” at The Headies of 2014.
However, before the “Don’t Break My Heart” and “Lead Me On” singles, Cynthia Morgan foretold that she was about to do some great music when she was featured on the Nigeria Entertainment Awards winning track with Jhybo – Ëjo le Fe Ro; Run Dia Mouth.
Many will argue that the song was what really earned Morgan her recognition. Fair enough, the song was almost a national anthem. Nobody would think it is an exaggeration to say that everyone yearned for more of Cynthia Morgan after the Ëjo le Fe Ro hit track.
Many anticipated her singles. It came on July 9, 2012 as High High High and Ojoro. The songs reverberated at street corners, bars, nightclubs, parties and radio stations. It was a short-lived Cynthia Morgan moment nonetheless.
Morgan is socially active on internet, and is known to be good at generating discuss about her with the pictures she shares.
Sometimes in 2014, reports circulated that a High court in Lagos restrained the musician from releasing a song titled Popori. It was alleged that the song was a replication of another Porpori song belonging to Queen Ure.
Other Cynthia Morgan songs you’d like to check out are Right Move, I’m Taken, German Juice, Come and DO, Simati Niya, Baby Mama and Olowo.