After dropping his debut album in 2010, Nigerian rapper/songwriter/artist, King Lexy established himself as one of the UK’s finest African acts he plans to stay on course with the release of ‘Na Who’, the first single and title track of his highly anticipated sophomore. The song which features fellow UK-based Nigerian artist, JJC was written by King Lexy and produced by TeeBeeO. It is a love song illustrating a man looking for a lovely lady to take home. The video, directed by Bigboyz Ent London has been a phenomenal hut since it was released online.
As the mastermind behind some phenomenal international Hausa singles, many of King Lexy’s fans may feel a sense of a new direction in his music but in spite of embarking on a new and exciting musical journey with his latest single and album, his music will always continue to be influenced by the euphoric rhythms and sounds of Hip-Hop/Afro-Beat.
“My heritage is very important to me and I will always find new and creative ways to reflect this within my music. I love to use music as tool to encourage, inspire and motivate others. As an African man, I think that it is important to encourage younger Africans to stand united and proud of where they come from, thus was the motivation and drive behind the ‘Na Who’ single and project”.
The new album is a journey of King Lexy’s life, illustrating the highs and the lows alongside love and passion for people and most importantly life. It is the story of a man who never gives up until his dreams are a living reality, and King Lexy invites fans to join him in his dream. The album will feature other artists like JJC Skillz, Dee Bee Collabo, Shady Blue, Jaywon, G Xploits, Tuface, Keffe, Stine Richard, J Black and Dan Hausawa.
Born as Alex Samson, King Lexy was born in Kaduna State, Nigeria, where he lived with his grandparents throughout his school days till he even. While growing up, Lexy loved hip-hop and R&B and some of the artists who inspired him were Tupac and R Kelly. When his friends heard his perfect tenor voice, they eventually encouraged him to drop a rap and he did just that. Lexy performed at many talent shows and won many prizes and awards. He eventually got a certificate in school and immediately moved to London to continue with his studies and music career. Now while in London, he stayed with his mum who further encouraged and gave him all the support he needed to achieve his dreams. Lexy eventually started recording and dropping mix tapes, as well as working on his own songs.
After achieving some success in the musical line, he later moved back to Nigeria to set up a video and audio recording studio which soon became very popular. Along the line, he joined a group called Nice T Cube, before dropping down to be a solo artist where he started appearing on musical videos, mix tapes, singles. While working on his debut album, ‘It`s Game Time’, he also supported and performed with artists like; Lil Wayne, Mario, Westwood, Jay Sean, M.I, 2face, JJC, Lethal Bizzle. He had other collaborations with J-blaq, A.T, Deebee Collabo, Stine Richard, and dropped some street-level mix-tapes as well.
Lexy’s proper debut, ‘Naija Rubber Band’ was released by Lexy Records in 2008 and in December 2009, the single ‘I Bet She Wants Me’ paved the way for his first album. In summer 2010, he successfully dropped the ‘Naija Rubber Band Remix’ with various Nigerian UK artists, before his debut album ‘It’s Game Time’ was finally released in June 2010.No tags for this post.