Meet Arewa’s ‘Maisty Sunusi’
Who is Maisty Sunusi?
Muhammed Sunusi better known by his stage name ‘Maisty Sunusi’ is an Hausa-Fulani from Madadi in Gwandu (LGA) of Kebbi State. He is a Singer, Rapper, Song Writer and a Music Producer.
Born in Edo state. On the 30th of May 1992 in Ikpoba hill, Benin city.
Sunusi grew up with his maternal grandmother (Hajiya Aisha Muhammed) who was a local griot singer and a business woman whom he said have influenced his music and ways of life.
He is the first and only son of three children. He has two sisters, Aisha and Zahara. His father (Mallam Lawal Dan Ahmadu) and his Mother (Adama Muhammed) separated when he was 10years old.
Maisty started his Nursery education in 1995 at Madonna Nursery and primary school in Benin city, Edo state. And in 2005 he was enrolled in Government Junior Secondary School Dutse Sagwari, FCT, Abuja. And later completed his secondary education at Technical College Minna, Niger State.
In 2004 Maisty moved to Abuja with his grandmother and in that year he started writing songs and in 2007 he formed a Rap Group (Rhyme Makers) with his friend Mzee Wonder and later having Y2ThaJay(Monster) and Bad major who would also join the group with Mzee wonder being the producer.
Maisty has successfully released a mixtape album as a solo rapper ‘Diary Of a Rapper’ (2012) with a six (6)week project of dropping a song every weekend for 6 weeks.
Maisty grew up listening to different genre of music from biggie Small, 2pac, R-kelly, Jay-Z, Fugis, Warren G, Wretch 32, Sunny Ade, Mamman Shata, Dan marayan Jos and so many other more.
In 2017 Maisty Got Signed to G12 Records alongside his childhood friend and crew member Y2ThaJay(Monster) after he jumped on runtowns hit single ‘Mad over you’ but this time around Maisty who is known as a rapper decided to sing in hausa language and titled his own cover ‘Mad Over You (Hausa version)’. Eventually his switch of style from been a rapper to a now singer was a huge success for him and has helped increase his fan base.
His singing style has a very soft and soulful vibe with a mix fusion of hiphop R&b, Afropop and the Hausa traditional music (Nanaye).
16 Sep 2017. Maisty Released his first official single from G12 Records FATI which has a ‘House Music’ feel and since then he have released three more songs under the label so far ie FREAKY, PAROL and SPLASH which is his latest single.
In his journey so far, he have been granted interviews at Eko Fm, inspiration Fm, Lagos State Television, Wazobia Fm (Lagos, Kano & Abuja) Cool fm (Kano & Abuja) Hot Fm, Love Fm, Raypower Abuja and many more.
He was also privileged to perform at the Nigeria Teen Choice Award 2018 that was held in Lagos and has being seen performing on stage at most of the biggest events in the city of Abuja.
Currently Maisty is working on an EP project “MINDSET” which is said to be released on May 30th 2019.
When asked about Mindset he said ” I’ve always been a calm singer and so I think mindset is going to be a food for the soul. I’m not a soul singer though but am definitely dropping a soul project.
You can follow him out on IG & Twitter @memaisty