Lano Roy – The Rise Of An Afro-Dancehall Poster Child
One of the most rock-steady music genres in the world is reggae and all the sub-genres like ragga, Rub-a-Dub, and dancehall that evolve from it. From musicians like Mandators, Ras kimono, Evi Edna Ogholi, and the recently late Majek Fashek, the Nigerian music industry has had a fair share of legendary reggae stars. And with Patoranking as one of the most popular new hybrids of the country’s reggae nation, newbies like Lano Roy is on the rise. With his voice like a young Buju Banton, and Christopher Martins as his idol, Lano may become the poster child for Afro-Dancehall.
Winner of the 2018 Kings-of-sounds beat competition; Lano has not rested on his laurels. As an established artist, among other songs he has released, is Melani, Bounce, and Tight Grip.
“My journey in the music industry has been remarkable. I am grateful for the man I am becoming. I started as a young cat at the age of 9 with my father. My experiences have been the good, the bad, and the ugly. Competing and winning at the Kings-of-sounds competition that had competitors like Joeboy, was humbling. Now I am finding my way up to become a mainstream top dog.”
Christened Moses Odemejero Okuchemiya, a native from Delta State, Nigeria, Lano Roy’s name is now on the books of a record label called ‘World Flexx Empire. He also has a management deal with Push Management.
And with all the structures for a successful music career now falling in place, and new singles set for release in the coming weeks, Lano Roy is positioning his musical career to become the poster child for Afro-dancehall.
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Words by Sesan Adeniji – Instagram & Twitter – @sesanadeniji