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Cynthia Morgan Biography
Cynthia Ikponmwenosa Morgan (born 23 September 1991), popularly known by her stage name 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", both of which received significant airplay.
Early life and education
Morgan was born in Benin City, Edo State, Nigeria where she finished her primary and secondary education. She grew around musicians from church choir to a backup singer for her mum’s musical band at the age of 3; she also led her school choir in secondary school.
Her upbringing was a rough and tough one. She was rejected by her father when her pregnant mother was 20 years old.
Cynthia Morgan started composing at the age of seven. She recorded her debut single which featured General Pype "Dutty Stepping" at the age of sixteen which started getting airplay and reviews on local radio stations in Benin. She later moved to Lagos, Nigeria in 2008 to further her career.
In 2010 she was featured on the Nigeria Entertainment Awards winning track with Jhybo titled "Ejo le Fe Ro (Run Dia mouth)". This song gave her instant recognition and fame nationwide. With a re-brand on her image and sound, she released her much anticipated singles in Nigeria on 9 July 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 on social network site Twitter.
On 22 August 2013, Cynthia Morgan signed a multi-million 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.
In an interview, she said she gets her inspirations from reading good books watching movies and music. She is currently working on her debut album.
According to reports in the media, a federal high court in Lagos on 29 December 2014 gave an injunction restraining Cynthia Morgan from publishing a song titled "Popori", which was allegedly a song originally made by Queen Ure, a female Nigerian music act. Queen Ure claimed that Cynthia Morgan had stolen the concept of her "Porpori" song and reworked it to "Popori".
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