• Teeklef was born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria, where he was first exposed to music in the church choir. But when he could sneak away to places where he could watch American television, he found himself glued to BET’s106th and Park, emulating the style of American rappers and R&B singers.

    This led him in new artistic directions and he was inspired by the mix of R&B/hip-hop and Afrobeat sounds. After moving to Indianapolis in 2008, he continued to develop as an artist, playing locally at first and later expanding his following, playing in Atlanta, Miami, Chicago and all over the Midwest.