GABSOL BIOGRAPHY AS AN ARTIST
SINGER | SONGWRITER | PERFORMING ACT
Most prodigiously talented people show glimpses of their talent early. For Gabsol, it was no different.
Ask any artist when they discovered their love of music or creating it, and words like “really early” and “from my childhood” come springing forth like lyrics from a well known song. For Gabriel Okorafor Boluwatife, aka Gabsol Gold boy, he might as well have come into the world singing, and writing songs. Not many would be surprised if that was the case.
Born in Lagos state, Nigeria, this true to his roots African son, is a proudly self-taught music singer, songwriter and performing act. Like any other artist, his culture, informs his music, but these influences are widened, developed and influenced in generous measure by artists he grew up listening to.
Born in the 90’s, an era almost overdosing on afropop, reggae and patua goodness, with detours into fast Jack Swing, and flavored with monster songwriting and production skills of the likes of Yung L and ceeza milli , stonebowy and patoranking. Little wonder, one of the golden eras of black music, provided a real spark to a flame, and helped develop a true songwriter ear in the young talent.
He grew up listening to the music like lucky dube and raggea music the classic foundational and then turning it all on its head by enjoy the mastery of tunesmiths . A soul artist who wrote and sang slow tempo raggae music, and who in turn appealed to a far reaching demographic.
It makes for a heady mix of infusions.
By the time Gabriel joined his local church’s children choir, an early outlet and avenue to express himself musically before an audience, fate kicked in and the roots were laid for his unique abilities to find further expression and development.
Realising all he wanted to do was live, work and breathe music, his professional career started as a singer/song writer.
College however beckoned, however found more than that, with exposure to the world of music vyber . Once he started on that road, exploring it to its fullest extent became a forgone conclusion.
Before long, as Gabsol, he could lay claim to serous work, making inroads in professional music production, by sequencing sounds
Eager to learn and grow, he self taught, his Mum supported him his first ever track to support her sons passion and talent.
Gabsol became the master of music vocalist Consuming information and finding learning opportunities wherever he could. The Internet became invaluable, and YouTube tutorials on how to learn more better becoming oxygen to his every waking moment.
He also wanted to understand sound in a very different way. classes and learning how to play as an instrumentalist, further pushing the envelope on his scope of abilities.
Eventually Gabsol decided to move on in same state he was born Nigeria’s heady cultural heartland and Africa’s defacto entertainment capital, supporting as it does Nollywood, one of the world’s largest film industries and of course the epicentre of raggea.
Nigerian music had long before taken over the continental airwaves, and Gabsol was ready to cut his piece of the pie offered by his spiritual home, and in so doing, move his music to the next level.
That move proved to be a great one. Offers arrived from top recording studios across the city, and he had the chance to work with the industry’s best sound engineers, producers Further enforcing his foundational belief in the importance of creating an individual sound identity.
Gabsol has always been open-minded, embracing the challenge of learning something new everyday. A sense of exploration which has lead him to exporting his sound to the Middle East. Project 2020 becoming part of his quest to personally broaden himself, as well as challenge his craft.
As a person who loves what he does, he is focused on delivering quality sounds to the world. Ask him and he’ll tell you without hesitation, right now, he is right where he ought to be.
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