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Name: Mashud Olorunsola El-Yakubu
Also known as: Boloman,Festival Cty,Blackheart Shudy,That Boloman,Shudy Boy,Mr Jones.
Tagged as Nigeria's Frank Ocean and The Weeknd.
State Of Origin: Kano State,Nigeria.
Present Location: Ikeja,Lagos State,Nigeria.
Place Of Birth: London,United Kingdom.
Date of Birth: June 25th,1988.
Sounds Like: The Weeknd,FELA,Frank Ocean,The XX,Trey Songz,T-Pain,Chris Brown,Outkast,Tu-Face,Justin Timberlake Etc.
Affiliations: Festival Cty,Korrect,Mr. White,Brotherhood Of The Sound (B.O.T.S.),The Other Guys (TOG),T.I.G.,Tomboxe,Yung Bros,Aiotee,Tino 'Mr Maiyaki',Dr. Slow,Purple Haze,Bankyondbeats,Baron G,Masterminders,Snowzie,Pro Inc,Dr. Shine,Freezy,D-Mode,IT,Play Records,Ghetto P,Swayne,Macallonies,Skittles,Novakillz,Ozzy B. Etc.
Instruments: Vocals (Singing),Fruity Loops 9 - till recent.
Influences: Fela Anikulapo-Kuti,Femi Kuti,Tu-Face(Nigerian Artist),Micheal Jackson,Stevie Wonder,Toni Tony Tone,Fleetwood Mac,Calvin Harris,T-Pain,Akon,Chris Brown,Lloyd,Frank Sinatra,Marvin Gaye,Lil' Wayne,Rick Ross,Outkast,Justin Timberlake,Trey Songz,Bob Marley,Femi Kuti,Beach Boys,Linkin Park),The Weeknd,King Sunny Ade,Prince,Billy Ocean,Sir Victor Uwaifo,Majek Fashek,Phil Collins,Sade Adu,TQ,Dionne Warwick,Soul 2 Soul,R. Kelly,Shina Peters,James Brown,Pink Floyd,Bone Thugs 'N' Harmony,Kanye West,John Legend,Cream (Band),Ginger Baker,The XX,Vampire Weekend,Frank Ocean,HTDW,Nelly,May D etc.
From a tender age (between 2-3 years old),you could find Shudy making harmonies and a full song to whatever instrumental he could,mostly from TV shows/Movies (the soundtracks),the soundtracks and jingles of games and various other media entities. He realized he had a great talent of adapting to any music genre and having a full song ready to whatever sound he came across,so he developed his lyrics,melodies,harmonies,flow and voice by himself from as young as 3-4 years old,perfecting his talent. At first he was taking music seriously by teaching himself how to drum and play the piano,but gradually as time goes by he dropped his concentration of music for sport (soccer). He finally took music seriously by late December 2010. First as a collective with his friends,TIG,YUNG BROS,TOMBOXE,MR MAIYAKI,AIOTEE called KORRECT (FESTIVAL CTY). Shudy is self taught in the field of music and that's his 'wow factor'. He has been regarded by the underground music scene of Nigeria as a musical genius and your 'go-to' for hooks. Chief production on Shudy's tracks goes to Korrect and @Bankyondbeatz (occasionally on works outside the Festival Cty umbrella).
Shudy and his sister were raised by his single mother as their father walked out of their lives when he was just about 3-4 years of age and his sister was still a baby,he does not regard his father and owes the role of father figure to his step dad who his mother got married to mid 2007 and is a soldier in the United States Army. He resents and loathes his biological father and has never seen him since he walked out on them. Shudy is known to cherish his family (both nuclear and extended) and has a tattoo that says: 'Family "is all i've got"' on his left arm and a tattoo of his mothers initials 'A.T.L.' (meaning Aduke Taiye Lolu) on the back of his right hand.
He has 4 piercings,1 on each ear,1 below his lip and 1 above his left eyebrow. Shudy makes reference to a name called "TONI" in most of his lyrics (especially in the songs "TONI" and "GMSP: GOOD MUSIC BY SLOW PEOPLE") which is a self derived slang for "CODEINE" which he uses to control lyrical substance,he personifies "CODEINE" as a female calling it "TONI" . He makes references to other terms such as 'skittles','SK','happy','scoochies' etc.
For Enquiries and Others: Twitter - @thatboloman, @JimmyD, @Dr_slow, @intertainmentR, @team_korrect, @Mistah_Tee, @swaybay, @abbeyyte, @ggeorgetaylor, @egbontalented, @Aiotee 'Sunshine', @Tomboxe . Myspace.com/teamkorrect
Netwoks: www.festivalcty.com,www.myspace.com/shudy. www.tumblr.com/blog/shudy. www.facebook.com/shudythatboloman. Shudy. www.digg.com/ShudyThatBoloman. www.youtube.com/user/ShudyThatBoloman. www.reverbnation.com/shudy.
#G.M.S.P. #TONi #ThatBoloman #Omonatiti #omonae! #Dgjeew! #FESTIVALCTY #KORRECT #TeamB.O.T.S. #T.O.G. #INTERTAINMENTROYALE #IR