In the words of the great poet Shawn Carter
“Identity is a prison you can never escape, but the way to redeem your past is not to run from it, but to try to understand it, and use it as a foundation to grow”.
Meet underground artiste Afolabi “Afolabi The Champ” Sebastian formerly known as U-Kaus who changed his stage name because he wanted to rebrand and go original instead of some made up name.
The artiste who is more comfortable with making house music but still messes around with other genres like Afro beat, hiphop and reggae dancehall. It is safe to call him the innocent culture vulture.
Over the years he has released songs, made a couple of videos, gotten more positive feedbacks than negative and making those constructive criticisms work harder.
Afolabi The Champ dropped a mixtape in 2015 caught up with My Craft recently to talk about his process and growth as an artiste in the ever evolving music industry.
“When you keep practicing on what you do best, you evolve, so as an artiste the more songs you do, the more you grow. So yes, i have grown from my previous stage though if you listen to the mixtape you’d notice some songs still sounds recent,” he pointed out.
The entertainer who listened to all kinds of songs while growing up says no particular artiste influenced him but he would like to work with Asa and 2Baba in the nearest future. Over the years, he has worked with the late DaGrin, Skales, Skuki, Magnito, Phyno, Samklef, k-solo, klever jay, Side one to mention a few so you can tell he isn’t new to the game. The Lagos based musician is ready to set 2018 on fire.
A man who lives by the quote — It is only a waste if you give up — Afolabi The Champ is inspired by good music and the people around him.
You can follow him on all social networks
Instagram : @afolabithechamp
Snapchat : @afolabithechamp