If Vynchie was in the bible he would be the man after God’s heart. Shawn Carter once said “a man that dont take care of his family can’t be rich” and producer Lasisi Oluwadamilola John a.k.a “Vynchie” a name given to him in high school because his classmates kept messing around with his last name is a product of this prophesy.
A selfless man whose only desires are to make music and watch his team eat, Vynchie is on the come up real fast. Music producer, sound engineer and part time singer, he believes he rises by lifting others up.
Vynchie in an interview with My Craft went bare as he talked about his life and his journey.
“I wrote my first song when I was 8 years old, it had to be in secondary school, I started to visualise how songs were produced, there and then I decided that I was going to be a producer, coupled with the fact that my elder brother started making music as far back as 2006 and as studio sessions were expensive I decided that as soon as I could learn music production, I’ll do it.
“We have Don Jazzy and D’prince, blood brothers from the east, a duo that includes a producer and an artiste, and Jesse Jagz and MI, blood brothers from the south, a duo that also includes a producer and an artiste, Being a proud Yoruba man, I decided to bring one home for us, Mooregrin being the artiste and Me (Vynchie) as the producer.”
Inspired by his sounds, Vynchie boasts that any artiste that has worked with him will tell you that he always plays his past projects before starting a new one. He is currently working with artistes like Azee, Jay Carter and some international acts who he doesn’t want to let the cat out of the bag.
He is also launching his music outfit LIT Mafia; LIT means ‘Legend in Training’ and there’s a lot of iconic sounds coming from his Laboratory this 2018. Influenced by every song he ears, it is safe to say you will be hearing Vynchie voice on songs produced by him this year.
“It is a year of alternative sounds”
Vynchie also gave his opinion on if Nigerians appreciate creativity and evolving sounds as it’s been 5 years and we are still stuck with Wizkid, Davido and Olamide?
“There’s this saying that “A prophet has no honour in his home town.” Nigerians will only appreciate something when people outside the country take notice, then they start to claim the artiste, however there’s a select few that appreciate evolving sounds and are willing to have a change in their taste.
“Looking at Maleek Berry, Nonso Amadi, Odunsi and the likes, it’s only a matter of time before they become A list artistes, if they keep churning out good tunes.
If he could work with one artiste locally and internationally, it would be Wizkid and Drake. If not doing music, Vynchie will be doing A and R, he concluded that he has a thing with the entertainment industry as it is his comfort zone.