Check Republic meets ‘Casted’ Crooner, Nakel
MEET THE “CASTED” CROONER, NAKEL
His real name is Abdusalam Ademola Lekan, but musically known as Nakel. He got his stage name, Nakel from his real name Lekan, which is spelt backward.
Nakel is a Nigerian singer, songwriter and a young entertainer, from Ogun state. Precisely an indigene of Ado Odo Ota, local government.
Born on the 12th of April, 1998. Nakel was precisely born in Lagos, Egbeda side of Alimosho local government.
He studied at Saint Micheals Model College for his secondary school education and he is presently a 200 level student of Business Administration at the University/Polytechnic du Benin, Cotonou, Benin Republic.
Nakel sings Hip hop and Afro pop genre of songs. He actually started doing music at the age of eight during his primary school studies and was the band leader among his friends as at then.
An aspect that really influenced his decision of being a music star is the fact that his mother was also into the selling of music albums, mix tapes, Yoruba/English movies as at then.
While speaking to our reporter in an interview from his base in Cotonou recently, Nakel revealed that whenever his mum plays any of the albums then, especially that of Dbanj and 2face, i do listen and perform the songs in front of her shop to attract more customers in buying the album and sometimes i do write my own version of the songs he said.
So far Nakel has recorded five single tracks off his forthcoming debut album and had done three collaborations with other music artistes.
Nakel recently dropped a new single titled “Casted” and here is what he has to say on it.
“Casted” was like my most used word when am talking with my friends. For example, if someone walk up to me that he/she heard something about me either good or bad i simply reply them by saying “Thats why am Casted”……………….because if am not “casted” or well known they will not have time to think about me not to talk of even gossip about my success.
So my friends were like, guy use this word “Casted” sing nah……………..make everybody they talk am like CDQ “Woss Wobi”.
Nakel likes celebrated Nigerian hip hop music sensation Dbanj so much he informed that he sees him as he’s favourite Nigerian music artiste.
When asked on who his favourite foreign artiste is? Nakel simply mentioned Canadian born singer Justin Beiber.
Part of his future ambition is to work with also a relatively young but famous music producer, Young John who became well known after producing YBNL leader, Olamide’s “Shakiti Bobo”.
In other news, Nakel is hoping to feature some top rated Nigerian music celebrities in the nearest future, which include Dbanj, Olamide, Wizkid, Falz and Ycee.
Nakel is presently not under a record label but he owns an entertainment outfit known as 90s Entertainment which he informed that its not just about music but all about entertainment in general.
In addition he really wish to be a good leader and a role model to other young Nigerians.
Listen to Nakel’s Casted
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Author: Dare Gbadebo the publisher of darebaba.net is a versatile writer who had his media training based on photography at PEFTI film institute and has written for many top media houses in Nigeria. Stay tuned for your favorite celebrity news political updates and paparazzi.