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I am in the music industry to make a difference – Olawale ‘Wallace’ Kayode -Adedeji


Olawale Kayode-Adedeji, a 17 year old student of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, has announced plans to release his maiden album.

The Business Administration student, who is currently in 200 level at the institution, has already released the album premiere which has already gone viral on Internet and in some radio stations.

The hip-pop singer said in an interview that he ventured into the profession having discovered his talents when he was in JSS 2 at Victorotti Private Secondary School in Abeokuta and also knowing fully well that music inspires people and is the best way to pass message to people.

‘I discovered my music talent when I was in JSS2 class at Victorotti Secondary School,in Abeokuta. I also see that music inspires people and is the best way to pass message to the people and I see it its ‎my talent so I have to pass messages’, he said.

The Ijesa artiste explained that the music will not affect his academic performances and that he would not be distracted in the course of his educational careers

‘I am presently in my OND class and in my second year studying Business Administration at Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, and God on my side, I would ensure that my academics does not affect my music and vice versa’, he stated.

The young artiste, popularly called ‘Wallace’ said he was still looking for sponsors.

‘I have just released my premiere after studio recording, and for now I have about seven tracks which is gradually becoming a household name. But I must say this, I still need a sponsor for me to have a record label and also shoot the video’, he said.

The titles of some of his tracks include; Oyinbo, Bless me and In the Club, among others‎. He said the lyrics were perfectly arranged to the taste of music lovers, particularly his fans, adding that he is also looking ahead to musical tours, expected to start off at campuses of higher institutions.

On his parents’ position to his love for music, Wallace said his mummy was not supporting him for now, thinking he (Wale) is just taking music as a joke; while his father encourages him but with a warning that he should not derail from his education.

‘My mum does not take me serious, but funny enough she uses my song as a ringing tone on her phone. My dad, on his own part, did not discourage me, but always emphasised that I should not let music derail me from my academics’, he said

The artistes, whose father is a former Zonal Secretary of the Nigeria Union of  Journalists, expressed optimism of hitting the music world positively if offer the needed assistance and support.