As the Nigerian music community awaits a breath of fresh air from the band wagon of soulless mass-produced tunes that currently cloud the music terrain, a few are burning the midnight oil – and late night fuel – determined to change the direction of the melody/lyrical tide. Sizzling hot, new on the block and worthy of note is none other than Olasunkanmi Pedro a.k.a Kay L a.k.a The Razz Butter Boi.
Introduced to Rap and Hip Hop music through a friend called ‘Raj’ (Lanre Rajifuja), back in secondary school, Kay L’s melodic talents evolved into lyrical dexterity. The duo soon formed a group called “B’raw” in 1998. The group parted ways amicably to pursue diverse interests – while Kay L continued to hone his musical abilities. Over time, he has experimented with a lot of genres, but remains true to his core styles, Hip Hop and Rap.
Kay L has always been down-to-earth and humble, though his drive and knack for excellence are already portraying him as one of the potential ‘Big things’ about to take the industry by storm! His harmoniously cool style, intellectual lyrics and brilliant delivery instantly set him apart from the pack – and indeed he is carving a niche for himself and receiving acclaim for melodic music that remain decent in language and content. In fact, his is a cleaner, higher and more intellectual form of Hip Hop.
Kay L’s music fuses English with pidgin and Yoruba, thereby appealing to a wider audience. His first single “Oloja Selling” got appreciable attention on radio and hits on the internet. Prolific cinematographer, DJ Tee directed the video which got a lot of attention in 2009 and early 2010.
Kay L is now signed to Cash In Records and presently promoting a new single titled “I Wan Blow” and on that note, it will only take a bit for this hustler to tear through and establish himself as a force to reckon with.
According to Kay L, “My rap and singing ability is attracting people from the streets and mansions. I preach morals while we all dance to the groove – and that’s my passion”.
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