Winner of MTN Hitmaker Season 7, Okailey Verse, also known as OV, says she enjoys working with dancehall artiste, Stonebwoy because he is honest and upfront with her.
“It’s fun working with this man [Stonebwoy]… he is down to earth, I have never met anybody like him before, he will let you know this is what you should do and this is what you should not do, he will tell you the truth, he will be honest with you, he is raw like that, he is very plain,” she said in an interview on Accra-based Hitz FM.
According to her, Stonebwoy is knowledgeable when it comes to music and she will not take anything to heart if she is being scolded by him in terms of music.
“He is a big person, he is very knowledgeable and so if he tells me stuffs like that, I will really need to learn hard. I remember I was doing a particular song with him, it wasn’t 'Want Me' but a particular song and I remember my verse, I got a few melodies I had to fix certain lyrics in it and he was like, 'what you said here, does it make sense …?”
The reigning “ruler of the mic” added that she believes she is good enough hence the opportunity to work with Stonebwoy's record label, Burnington Music Group (BMG) and that if Stonebwoy should scold her, that means she has to work extra hard.
“If he tells me that I’m not good enough, it means I have to work hard because if I'm with him, I don’t think he will pick somebody who is not good enough…if he tells me that, it means I need to work hard. (or I might be sleeping),” she said.
OV however, noted that one needs to put up his/her thinking caps to work with Stonebwoy, saying, “You would have to think when you are working with him.”
OV beat three other contestants (Awal Mohammed, Amakye and Erza Tamaa) to be the second female to win the MTN Hitmaker competition after Freda Rhymes.