The musical sojourn of fast rising Nigerian Afro pop musician, Lamidi Abidemi Martins, a.k.a O2 Father is such a one that has motivated him to put in all his arsenals to make him the unique musician that he has eventually become.
Born on December 12, 1998 in Omu Eleni, Ogun State, and also hails from Ogun State, O2 Father, as he professionally known is poised to take over the Nigerian music scene with his distinct brand of Afro-pop music, which has been described as “so unique and too deep for the new generation”.
In a chat, speaking on how he forayed into music, he said, “To be honest, I started music at a very young age, singing other people’s song, jotting things until one day I followed a friend to the studio and they were all free styling; I decided to freestyle and they saw I was good and they encouraged me to start dropping tracks.”
O2 Father, whose education was paused after his Senior Secondary Certificate Examinations, as a result of lack of funds to sponsor his tertiary education, hopes to continue his education as soon as possible.
On what made his music what it is today, he was quick to state; “I learnt so many things in Ogun state where I was born and also learnt so many things where I stayed in Ibadan, after my secondary school, both environments made my music what it is today. My inspiration comes from my lifestyle, what happens to me, the way I move, the way I do things, the way people talk and what surrounds me. I want to be a great artiste in life, I want people to call me number one, I want to be a Legend after I die, because legends live forever.”
The singer who is set to drop a new song titled ‘247’ under Owomabo’s HND records revealed that 2Baba and 9ice are his greatest musical influences. “2Baba and 9ice have had great influences on my style and brand of music.”
Speaking on the soon to be released hit, he said, “247 is a song where I was expressing the kind of love I have for a girl and expressing how she means to me.”
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He added that unlike some songs, his music is universal, cutting across all walks, people and things of life. “My music is universal. I talk about love, I talk about lifestyle, I talk about my experiences, I talk about hustle; my music touches all aspect of life
According to him, he works tirelessly to just to satisfy his fans and because his ultimate goal is to become a legend, even after he must have passed on. “I work tirelessly day and night trying to satisfy my fans, and also to take Afro-pop style of music to another level; to sell our culture. Also, I am trying to perfect my creativity because I just don’t want to be a hero but a Legend.”