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The Day it all began.

Olanrewaju Larry Lawal AKA OlaZee, pronounced (Ola-Zee) was born to the Lawal family in the Blessed city of Lagos, Nigeria. He originally hails from Ogun State, Abeokuta, but grew up and lived in the Oil City- Warri, Delta State since he was 4 years old. He had his primary and high school education at Delta State, Warri after which he went to Canada for further education.

This young Nigerian's spark and interest for musical expression started from his family home. He grew up with his parents who are big fans of good entertaining music. He got accustomed to the Nigerian and African music scene in general, listening to great acts like Fela, Pasuma, Obesere, Wasiu Ayinde, Lagbaja, Vybz Kartel, Dbanj, Movado, Sauce Kid and all other great likes. He fell in love with music and melody ever since then.

While growing up, OlaZee was one of those kids who settles down to listen, write and practice the lyrics of some of his favourite American Hip Hop acts during his leisure time. At a tender age of 16, OlaZee already started making music, doing basic rap freestyles on instrumentals, recording himself on a laptop, he was doing this all by himself without seeking professional help/advice.

Gradually growing, he learnt the basics and structures of composing and delivering on a track with energy. Back then in high school, he was known as that guy who performs at almost every high school talent show in his region (Warri), he was known as Larry Boy back then. Few years later, during one of his high school days, he decided to go into a professional studio, to experiment and take his talent a little bit serious. At that stage, he learned a lot working with studio producers, and music experts at such a young age. Few months later, after recording and gathering a compilation of demos, he later on realized his uniqueness and originality in his type of music. Ever since then OlaZee described his kind of music as AfroHop. A mixture of Afrodancehall and Hip Hop, with a blend of English, Pidgin English and Yoruba lyrics. As at the time of this report, OlaZee is an unsigned artiste, based in Canada. According to him, He knows he has the talent, he is just waiting on his moment. When asked for his other interests asides music, OlaZee replied lyrics is all I write, music is what I love and do.