Stage Name: Squeeze
Real Names:Tarela Henry EKAYE
Tarela Henry EKAYE also known as SQUEEZE(squeeelinton) is a Nigerian dancehall/reggae artist who hails from the niger-delta region of NIGERIA.he has been into music actively for about five years(2005-present).
EARLY LIFE OF SQUEEZE
Squeeze was born and raised up in ojo barracks,lagos.and he is the third out of eight children.His father,Patrick Ekaye is a retired soldier.and his mother,Eunice Ekaye is a buisness woman.Squeeze started his education at command children school ojo military cantonement,command day secondary school ojo and later moved to warri to continue his education were he lived with uncle.he attended hussey college warri and later moved to benin were he attended st davids boys model evboneka and federal staff secondary school.
he is presently a final year student of the department of geology university of benin…….RECORDING CAREER……While studying at university of benin he recorded his first song titled “i rhyme right” produced by T-money.his genre of music at this time was hihop with a blend of ragga.he took part in the 2007 glo campus tour uniben invasion were he came out second out of 14 contestant.As at 2008 he released a single “shine shine bobo” produced by DIRE which rocked the air waves but not fair enough to get him a deal as he hoped for.he joined forces with RATYBONE to produce several great tarcks like no night,my time,definition of squeeze and many others.he also worked X-CEL who was close friend of his.HE HAS GOT SEVERAL COLLABOrations too.
In 2010 he joined forces with RAYCONNEX.this union was a combination a good producer and a good artist with the a good chemistry.He sharpened his reggae skills while he dropped rap behind,got way better than ever and started recording for his debut album.After several months he goot connected to BLACKDUTCHinc through his producer ray x and JB the Boss got to like him and that was it. The deal was sealed, we are presenting to you a brand that is, talented, skilled and sizzling. He is going to take the indusrty by storm Believe it or live it SQUEEZE an act to watch out for…….INFLUENCES……SQUEEZE was influenced by the likes of sizzla,buju banton, WyClef, Fugees, Anthony hamilton and beanie man….you can link up with him on facebook…..IamSqueeze Tarela.