By Ayo Onikoyi
THE stage name Keezyto steadily creeps into the consciousness of music lovers in Nigeria, just as his latest single continues to rock the airwaves since he officially released the video to an expectant audience on Friday, March 9, 2018 in Lagos.
The single, titled, ‘Pounds And Dollars,’ has since gone viral in various social media platforms, eliciting rave reviews and winning accolades from even celebrated artistes. And though a budding artiste, Keezyto has endeared himself to the hearts of top shots in the sector for his versatility and creativity.
This Enugu State-born multi-talented graduate of Theatre and Film from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka is on most analysts’ radar as he goes up the ladder and takes steps to stardom.
His latest album, Pounds And Dollars, featuring Zoro and Waga-G, underscores why his victory in the Zamo Zamo contest organized by Phyno and Grounded Promotions for upcoming musicians was so well deserved.
“Congrats @keezyto; love this one” Phyno had tweeted on that occasion. Another reads: “Liked by 2niteflavour.” But the more striking remarks came from Ekene Okelue Nwankwo. “This young man is amazing,” he says of Keezyto’s latest. “He is like a young Don Jazzy and Phyno rolled into one. But his word patterns (and) rhythm arrangements belie his young age. (He’s an) incredible talent!”
“A lot of people are supporting and appreciating my work so far,” says Keezyto. “I pay my respects to everyone who has helped me to get this far. The Pounds And Dollars video was shot in Lagos and Dubai. It was produced by CJ Classics and directed by Ose Iria.”
Yet, the fast-rising star has shown no signs of slowing down. According to him, “I’m currently working on my next track titled Softly which is being produced by Jaynunny and mixed by Suka Sound. I just hope that this video (Pounds And Dollars) will get me the right recognition that I need to get connected to the right people.”