Nigerian singer and songwriter, Lawal Ismaila popularly known as Cash Wale, has opened up on his passion and drive towards making good sounds.
Cashwale who is signed to Cashgang Ent and managed by Flyest Entertainment and Sports Management is a Civil Engineering graduate at the University of Lagos
The artiste said that music is as important to him as life itself.
“Music to me is life and it helps me relax, brings out my soft and adorable side, I sleep, drink and eat music,” he said.
Cashwale whose hit song and a favourite to him is, Handkerchief featuring Idowest.
Cashwale has also featured Dammykrane and CDQ in other singles.
He noted that the song brought him a breakthrough in the Nigeria music scene and kick-started his career from local performances.
He has since released other songs like; Ghen Ghen Ti, Atarodo, Lover Lover, Body Bad.
The star whose music genre ranges from hip-hop, R&B and House Music described his music as ‘a mixture of Afro hip hop,’ said, “I love to listen to a lot of music especially fuji and juju music so I pick one or two from there then my producer calls me up sometimes, we sit down and create a lot of magic from there.”
After his breakthrough single featuring Idowest, Cashwale says he looks forward to working with the likes of “Drake, Wizkid, Davido and other A-list artistes.”
The afro-pop star who said, “I get inspired by the things I see around me most times and Almighty Allah.”
Cashwale further revealed that if he was not an entertainer, he would probably be running his own engineering company. As such he advised aspiring young artistes hoping to get to his level and beyond to take education seriously.
“I studied Civil Engineering back in school and I still do some engineering work too. One needs to study and get a degree because you cannot do music all the time. Not everyone will do music till old age so there has to be a backup plan,” he said.
Although the artist has graced many stages, he said that he is grateful for the influence of the internet.
“The internet made it easier for music to be distributed and heard globally and it has helped artiste and streaming companies make money from streams and also push our music to the whole world,” he said.
He, however, informed his fans of his upcoming single. “I will release my next song in November and then my EP too. I have a lot of recorded songs so I m trying to choose the best one but it is hard. Also, some visuals will run as a follow-up from the EP.” he said.