Born in the 80s, in Lagos, Nigeria, Taiwo Okalawon formerly known as Yung.Having a musical icon in the family gave Taiwo the desire to become a musician but it wasn’t until year 2000 that he put his plans to practise. He started off by getting involved in rap battles on a social networking site (nigeriaentertainment.com) where budding music artists all over Nigeria would post lyrics, poems and have textual battles online.
Yung Kurt’s focus was soon turned back to music when he was introduced to upcoming UK Nigerian artists, 166 family. He took interest in the different style of music produced by Nigerians in the UK and decided to produce his own. The track was called ‘Jembe’ and featured members of 166 family, Tilla man and Dola Billz. It gained fast growing recognition all over the UK and Africa. The song was aired on international channels such as MTV Africa, HiTV and Ben TV and was a high demand on request shows. In 2009, Kurt went on to produce Dola Billz’s hit single, ‘Sing for me’, making him popular for his unexpected talent in producing beats.
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