Laolu Gbenjo, a contemporary African Highlife gospel act with a mission to win a Grammy, broke into the industry about a decade ago and has grown to be a name to reckon with. In this interview withÂ Tosin Clegg,Â he talks about his music, projects and careerÂ Â Â
How long have you been in this business?Â
Itâ€™s been 10 years since I started my career and itâ€™s been interesting but also challenging. I give thanks to God. When I first started, finance and platforms were the major issue but, for now, things have been good.
Tell us about your career so far?Â
Right now, I have about three albums. First was in 2008, titled Next Level. Second was in 2014, titled Take Over and the recent album was in 2016 were Wole Oni did a great job. Also, I have had two concerts so far. First was in 2014 and second in 2016 with a great turnout, having acts like Akpororo, Tosin Bee, Shola Allyson, Efe Nathan, Onos, Beejay Sax, Acapella and lots more.
What makes you different from other acts?Â
I would say itâ€™s my style of music. I do contemporary African Highlife gospel music and old CAC traditional music. So, I think that alone has given me a brand.
Any new project coming up soon?Â
Iâ€™m planning to do a song with Wole Oni. I just wrote the song titled, Jesus Did It and also plan on doing a worship song which people havenâ€™t seen me do before. So, Iâ€™m trying to do something people havenâ€™t known me for.