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As a boy who grew up in lagos, Gerald listened to music as a child, but didn’t take music seriously until he was in his early 20’s. “I started writing songs in my head, and it took my interest in music to another level. I had to start making music so I could cut music to the ideas I heard in my head. Then I started playing with fruity loops and other beat making softwares.” Almost immediately, he formed synths and melodies that wowed friends .” “I wasn’t interested in anything I was doing other than music, and I loved the wide-openness of my life.”
Creating beats on his laptop and playing the songs he was writing for his friends, Aghogho saw their genuinely excited reaction. “A friend heard the songs, and even though we were all broke, he approached me and pooled money to buy a microphone and a recording console.” Now recording in earnest, Aghogho was gathering skill as a songwriter, taking his influences, like Timbaland, Missy Elliot, Fela, Dre, Micheal Jackson and using them to shape his own style. “I grew up with a lot of 80’s music. “My dad used to play music all the time so I guess that affected my ideas about music"
Aghogho is playing his songs precisely the way he’s always wanted, creating a fully realized sound and adding rap to it that is the culmination of where he’s been and where he’s going, and one that is sure to win him the notoriety that is demanded by the depth and quality of his songs.