OlaZee [real name – Olanrewaju Larry Lawal, pronounced as Ola-Zee] is a song-writer and a student at one of the universities in Canada, who originally hails from Ogun State, but grew up and lived in the Oil City, Warri, Delta state since the tender age of 4; he had his primary and high school education at Warri, after which he went to Canada for further education. Sparking up interest for musical expression started from his family home where 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, D’banj, Movado, Sinzu and all other great likes, and soon fell in love with music ever since. While growing up, OlaZee was one of those kids who settle 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 and recording himself on a laptop; he learnt the basics and structures of composing and delivering on a track with energy all by himself and used to be known as Larry Boy from way back. Fast forward a few years later, he decided to go into a professional studio, to experiment his talent; he learnt a lot working with studio producers and music experts at such a young age and a 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 Afro-Hop, a mixture of Afro-Dancehall and Hip-Hop, with a blend of English, Pidgin English and Yoruba lyrics.
Currently working with Magic City Records producer, Frankie Free, he decides to let out this offering titled “Everyday Is A Holiday”, alongside the Chimbaleen-produced “Money & Efizzy”. On “Money & Efizzy”, OlaZee displays his dexterity on the Afro-Hop infusion with catchy lyrics and verses which sprout creativity as he delivers the right sound for such an excellent vibe whilst on “Everyday Is A Holiday”, he teams up with the South-South heavyweight producer, Frankie Free, to deliver a party tune with energetic flows.
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Money and Efizzy
Everyday Is A Holiday