Seyi Sofola, the self-styled king of ‘pidgin rap’ who made waves on the Internet music scene first, before gaining considerable acceptance across the US, has announced that is now back home for good.
Popularly known as S-King, says he prefers to deliver materials in Pidgin to reach an African audience as well as cut across education, language and geographical barriers.
“Pidgin really is a language, never mind the borrowing of several words from the English due to our historical interaction with them,” he says. “I find it more appealing to drive home my message this way, and the success of our music over the years shows this is a tool that must not be neglected.”
S-King sees Pidgin rap as a genre that can stand alongside hip hop and reggae dance hall in the international market provided the right attention is given to the movement.
He explains his reason for his return to Nigeria: “I decided to come back home to pay more attention to my chosen career and also seek better opportunities for my kind of music. I also want to work with Nigerian artistes who also believe in Nigerian indigenous music and would help push our own kind of music to the international music scene.”
S-King has worked with prominent Nigerian producers who have made their mark in the Nigerian music scene, including Tee Y Mix who produced the tracks ‘Dis Nigeria’ and ‘Make your pay’, and Jay Sleek, who also produced the track ‘All for you’. S-King is also presently working on a yet to be named track with So Sick.
Currently an independent artiste, His new singles, ‘Dis Nigeria’ and ‘Make your pay’ are now on Nigerian radio.