Mayordrums dreams big for American Fuji
For US based Fuji artiste, Olawale Lawal, popularly called Mayordrums, his dream is to take the genre to greater heights.
Mayordrums, who started playing the talking drums fifteen years ago, said, “I started playing the talking drums in 2008, I didn’t start professionally until 2013. I later transitioned into a recording artiste in 2020, which also led to me composing songs and singing as well.”
On how his music journey began, he recalled: “I started singing in church at a tender age. I didn’t take it serious until 2021 when I decided to take my music gift to the next level”.
Asked about how his love for Fuji music was birthed, the Opinion crooner said: “During my childhood, I was always surrounded by people who listened to Fuji. I vividly remember being in the car with one of my uncles who at that time, was playing a record from Barrister called Music extravaganza. Since then, I gained interest in the genre of Fuji.”
The versatile singer added that he wants to take his Fuji genre tagged ‘American Fuji’ to greater heights.
“One of my aspirations is to take my style of music, American Fuji, to new heights and bring it to mainstream audiences. The journey has been going well to the glory of God. I have experienced obstacles here and there, but His goodness is what has been sustaining me.”
Mayordrums’ latest track, Opinion, featuring Shanko Rasheed and Yeye DTN, showcases his unique blend of traditional Fuji beats and modern sounds. He has also collaborated with other artistes such as Sir Judah and Teestixx, to create a fresh and innovative sound.
“I am excited about the release of my debut album, To Be Sincere, which touches on certain issues and shows my true colors,” Mayordrums said.
“I am grateful for the journey so far and the obstacles that I have overcome, and I am excited to see where this musical journey takes me.”