A young, talented Nigerian artiste, “Fakia Lafarge’’, currently based in South Africa is making waves in the music scene.
Born Ifeanyi Nwadiulu, the hip hop artiste, said he was working hard to break into the South African music scene where his brand of music was accepted.
“My kind of music is hip hop, afro-pop and hip life. I have recorded 20 songs in four Compact Discs (CDs) and I have more in the making. In South Africa, my music is accepted. I have been invited to perform in different shows and the fans appreciate me on stage,’’ Fakia Lafarge said.
The native of Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra hinted that his ambition was to break into the South African music scene and be Nigeria’s music ambassador in that country.
“I do original music by creating my own trend. I want to create music similar to great Nigerians like Fela, King Sunny Ade, Ebenezar Obey and Chief Osita Osadebe. If you listen to their music, you will see a big difference. Their music is original. When you listen to their songs, the lyrics carry messages that are everlasting. My ambition is to create their kind of music,’’ he added.
He urged Nigerians resident in South Africa to promote his music by inviting him to perform at their events and occasions and also advised young Nigerian artistes to avoid copying works done by others.
“Be original because it will speak for you. When you copy, people will tag you with it and it does not speak well for a young musician,’’ he stated.
He made his debut in the music scene in 2009 when he released his first single titled “Fakia Lowa’’ in Nigeria.
“That single transformed my name stage name from “Genius CP’’ to Fakia Large because of the popularity of its video,” he explained.