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Samklef: How His Multi-Skills Keep Him Afloat


In 2013 when things fell apart between Wizkid and Samklef, many music observers gossiped multi-skilled producer’s name would not be heard anymore. The reason is clear: The producer became popular when Wizkid blew up as a star.  He produced five tracks off Wizkid’s debut Superstar album which include ‘Pakurumo’, ‘Don’t Dull’, Tease Me’, ‘Slow Whine’ and ‘What You Wanna Do?’ Observers thought Wizkid brought Samklef to public notice because the former heralded the latter’s name in almost all his songs released then. You hear: ”Na who do the beat Samklef noni”. Though Samklef was silent for a while after parting ways with Wizkid, he didn’t stay too long in ‘exile’ before he bounced back.

He bounced back in 2014 better and stronger when he dropped a self-produced single along with a visual which he directed himself. He had upped his game with music video directing. His hardwork from then till the middle of last year earned him an invitation to Felabration- a yearly celebration of the Afrobeat legend Fela Anikulapo Kuti- last year. Samklef will remain relevant in the Nigerian music industry because of his multi-skills and his exploration of almost all vocations within music entertainment industry. He is never afraid to test the waters. On top of his multi- ventures, he is also a sound engineer. He has, in the past, mixed and mastered songs for a number of artistes from Vector to Jesse Jags and Wizkid to Cynthia Morgan.

Barely a week ago, he released a powerful Dancehall tune along with a video titled ‘Shokoloko Bangoshe’.  While the new joint is currently doing well online and on radio, he has recorded and currently mastering the remix of the new joint. So expect another hot jam from Samklef. He has fully equipped himself with multi-skills and an unrelenting spirit that will always keep him afloat on the Nigerian music scene.


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