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‘I got into music as an escape route’


While music remains a universal language everyone can relate with, its diverse nature also remains unique, with each artiste creating his or her own style. Some of them go as far as giving names that suit them to their style of music.

For Edo State-born Afro-Trap artiste, Bello Tawfiq, who is better known in the entertainment industry as Hefe the Last King, music is an escape route and a perfect way to express himself. “My daily life and environment are influence and source of inspiration for my song writing.”

On his sojourn into music, the Etsako prince said: “I got into music as an escape; I wasn’t really allowed out of the house so it became my thing. I always watch music videos, listen to music and practice until I decided to start recording.”


Though his desire was to study engineering, time, however, shaped his path until he found his voice in the microphone and the studio.

“Growing up, I wanted to be an engineer, but with time, I fell deeper into music. Music is a lifestyle, you breathe, eat and sleep with it.”

Unlike most artistes, who often have a running battle with their parents, Hefe drew strength and zeal from his parents who, from the go, gave their blessings to him to do music.

“Thanks to my parents, who have always been very supportive. They insisted I get the degree first.”

Some of the top singers and songwriters, who spiced up his talent include Wizkid, Burna Boy and Davido with international acts like Lil Durk and Pooh Shiesty.

“Though my kind of music is different from what they do, they have given so much flavour to the industry,” he stated.

As an Afro-trap artiste, he is over the moon with the release of his debut single entitled Live My Life, the review and feedback of which have been mind-blowing, and make him feel great.

At all times, Hefe wants to strike the right cord to satiate his fans. Hence, he has rolled up his sleeves to keep hitting the industry with banger sounds until he gets to the peak of his career.

“My fans should expect sounds they have never heard in Africa before. My EP, Rebel, is in progress,” he declared.


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