Lanre Dabiri Popularly known as Eldee The Don is one of the pioneers of the new music industry with numerous achievements on his name. He has been there and has conquered but that’s not why we are here *BigSmile*
As I write this I am listening to his song that has these lyrics “I am leaving, am off to yankee and I don’t know when I’d be back again” in my head and in this present case I hope Eldee is not silently telling us “he is gone for good and does not know when he would be back in terms of music”
The advent of the new school music with kids like Davido, Wizkid, Olamide and the rest as the A list artistes, its not a bad idea to have Eldee as a case study out of many of the pioneers of the new music industry to silently fade away.
Here is his Music Career Review from Wikipedia
“After moving to the United States in 2002, eLDee recorded a solo album titled Long Time Coming and followed up with Return of the King in 2006. The latter album earned various nominations and awards for both videos and songs, including the Nigerian Entertainment Award for “Best International Album”
The album “Return of the King” marked the beginning of eLDee’s impressive solo career which has seen 4 albums, over 50 major award nominations, and critically acclaimed singles like “Im leaving”, “I go yarn”, “Champion”, “African Chiquito”, “big boy”, “Ota mi”, “One day”, “Bosi Gbangba”, “Higher”, “Wash-wash”, and “We Made It” airing on radio stations all over the world.
eLDee’s robust resume includes his work as an artist, producer, video director and a cutting-edge interactive media consultant for Fortune 500 international brands such as CNN, D3 Publishing, Hines, Accenture, Andersen, Kimberly Clark, Naruto, Primedia, NBA, UPS, Cartoon Network, Consumer Source, and Warner Bros, just to name a few, with numerous national and international awards for design and new media campaigns.
In addition to his numerous accomplishments as an artist and businessman, eLDee is very passionate about the current state of Africa and is one of the few outspoken Nigerian celebrities when it comes to social issues. His passion is evident in his activism towards social change. eLDee’s thirst for sustainability in Africa is also evident in his music as with each album, he hammers on real issues and seeks to motivate/inspire fans to greatness. eLDee was recently featured on CNN for some of his social campaigns.”
Back to the matter…..Since 2013 Eldee seem to be on a free will course after the shocking breakaway of the TrybesRecords signed artistes and music producers.
We saw the likes of “Eva, sheyman, K9, Sarz, Aramide” leave the Record label with grounds that are beyond this article.
Jan 30 2013, he released “We Made it” Ft. Sojay…..
2014, We heard nothing….absolutely nothing from the very talented singer/rapper
Here is 2015 which seems to be everyone’s acclaimed year of accomplishments and great achievements…..can we confidently say “Eldee is Alive Musically?”
By Babalola Osogbiye @bilo_milov1