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Kaptain debut with Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt

By Sunday Aikulola
12 June 2022   |   2:38 am
The singer and rapper, Kaptain, is set to take his career to the next level with the release of his debut studio LP, Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt’ (B.A.R.D). The highly anticipated 12-track album

Kaptain

The singer and rapper, Kaptain, is set to take his career to the next level with the release of his debut studio LP, Beyond Any Reasonable Doubt’ (B.A.R.D). The highly anticipated 12-track album had been in the works for some time and is projected to usher new heights for the Afro-fusion artiste.

“The album is a true reflection of my personality and artistry and I am proud of it! There is something for everybody in it,” he said.

The first single of the album, Non-Stop, featuring Teni The Entertainer, which was released earlier, had set a perfect build-up to what the artiste’s fans and new listeners should look out for in the album.

According to him, the song talks about grace and gratitude to the highest and I am big on that. A lot of things happen in our country today that make even waking alive a miracle.”

How does it feel to collaborate with Teni? And why did you choose to work with her?

“It was indeed a great and significant addition to my album. I’ve always loved Teni’s music as a fan. When she heard the track, I think it felt natural for her to deliver the way she did and the song turned out so good as expected,” he said.

Other collaborators include Papae, Yardee, Moonlight and Boy Xander.

The album also has an ensemble of star-studded producers including Andre Vibez, Ozedikus, Mikaba, Wonderbeat and Progress.

KAPTIAN began his career in the ancient city of Benin, with early hit singles release Enter Season and Money Must Drop, which helped to put him on the radar.

He launched his well-received debut EP, Kapacity EP, in 2020, which boasts of the mega street hits, Gbese Gbese and Problem, gaining millions of views across digital streaming platforms and putting him in high demand with a slew of shows around Nigeria.

“At this point, dropping my debut studio album has to be the biggest highlight of my career. They have also been very significant moments like when I released my first EP ‘Kapacity’. The fans acceptance was overwhelming and all that has led to where we are today,” Kaptain noted.

On challenges he is facing at this stage of his career, he had this to say: “I wouldn’t necessarily call them challenges, it’s all a phase, and sometimes, it will feel like you aren’t doing enough or there isn’t anyone paying attention while you do the most to get out there. But this album will clear all doubts! It’s already happening.”

He added, “I’ll love a Nigerian music industry that is more decentralised from the Lagos market. Where you don’t need to leave your locality to enjoy a decent measure of success!”

He is influenced by the likes of Wizkid, Falz, Ice Prince, Burna Boy, Drake, Kendrick Lamar, J Cole and Fela Kuti. “They are mostly story tellers and that’s what I do. I tell stories with my music. I listened to a lot of Bob Marley while growing up because he was my dad’s favourite artiste. I learnt how to jump into instrumental differently and developed myself with their influence.”