The artiste sees himself as a trendsetter in the music industry.
Singer, LNC, debuted in 2012 with his afro beat-inspired single, Kosere. The video for the song was shot at The New African Shrine with a cameo by afro beat king, Femi Kuti. A year later and LNC has said that he was surprised at how, following his debut, many artistes have copped to having the afro-beat feel on their songs.
“I feel blessed other artistes are copying what I did with Kosere. Though am not the originator of afro beat but I’m blessed that I ushered in a new style. I feel am in charge of afro beat now and my best is yet to come because Kosere is just a teaser; wait till Let’s Dance (his upcoming single) drops,” the Egbeda, Lagos-born musician, said in a chat with PREMIUM TIMES.
Still, LNC would not like to be seen as just an afro beat artiste. The singer/producer/rapper whose full name is Obadina Oluwatobi Kehinde chose the moniker LNC because he believes he ‘Lacks No Concept’ when it comes to music.
“You can’t really put me in a box that this is the type of music LNC does. I do afro beat, I rap, I sing; I’m all in one basically. I challenged myself on Kosere which paid off well for me and I have challenged myself to try out other genre of music.”
He, however, plans on releasing more singles and an afro album which would feature Flowsick; rapper, Terry Tha Rapman; singer Solid Star and DJ Jimmy Jatt. He said the afro album is for his fans and critics alike.
“My afro album is almost ready. It’s strictly an afro music album with features from my label mates- Diwari and Yung Xp, and Ade Piper. The album will prove those who said Kosere bo si lowo ni (Kosere was a fluke), wrong,” he said.
He added that the album would be ready before the year runs out. The video for his follow up single, Let’s Dance, is already prepped and waiting to drop.
“The inspiration for Let’s Dance came just after the beat was ready. It has a mix of high life and afro beat. I’m also trying out something new on this track which I hope pays off again and other artistes would copy.”
Speaking about his record label, M Music, LNC called it “one big happy family.”
“I got signed on to M Music by God’s doing, and I’m grateful to the label crew for believing in me. M Music is a big family; we all- Diwari, Moti Cakes, YungXP- see ourselves as a family.”
Of his future in music he said, “I see myself on top very soon as a super producer and artiste whom others will look up to.”