Gabriel Abiola Kelani, artistically known as KELANI was born in Lagos is a singer, who started playing musical instruments like Drums, Guitar and Keyboard at a young age. He joined in his church choir and several local talent shows along the line, then signed with 2KONCEPT ENTERTAINMENT in 2012; the Label that introduced the talented, YQ.
A 2nd year University undergraduate, of Covenant University, Kelani was inspired by artists like 2Face, MI, Adele, Chris Brown and Drake. While many of his songs have an Afro-Pop influence, his voice has a classic R&B tone. And just like many other teenagers, dating and girls feature prominently in his songs. Let’s say, his style of music is contemporary Afro pop and R&B.
He stepped into the Nigeria’s Music Industry in October 2012, with “So High” and “Cruise” which enjoyed massive air plays and gained attention in his School. The singles earned him the Awards for the ‘Entertainer of the year’ in 2013 and 2014 at the NACOSS Awards in CU.
The 21-year-old teams up with YQ to offer this beautiful single, entitled “Pelemo”. The song was produced by the super gifted, FLIPTYCE. The catchy, rhythmic groovy tune is a sign of what music enthusiasts should expect from this sensational youngster in the near future. Enjoy it.
NEW MUSIC: "PELEMO" BY KELANI FT YQ