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- Born Ilo Franklin on the 12th day of July 1989 in Lagos, ILL-O is an intriguing and versatile artist who can be best described in one word as being “ILL”. As a young kid, he had a passion for music most especially hip-hop. Growing up, the passion would remain as he gave so much listening ears to rappers like Ja Rule, Jay-Z, Nas and the Notorious BIG which explains his detailed manner of expression. After finishing his Secondary School education in 2004 from King’s College, Lagos he went to study Computer Science in Igbinedion University, Okada where it really all began for him in rap music professionally.
In 2009, with few months to the end of his final academic session, a new passion is ignited in him as a result of the influx of new acts in the Nigerian music industry which cemented the growth of Hip-Hop in Nigeria. Poised to leave his own legacy, ILL-O has chosen Rap as his means of expression. Under the label, Real’a Men Music, ILL-O is determined to achieve this aim and make the world remember the name.