New Artist Spotlight: Lekan
Olalekan, more popularly known as Lekan, is an American-born Nigerian, born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. He moved to Columbus, Ohio at the age of nine and has been trying to shake up the music scene ever since.
Lekhan has been around music for as long as he can remember. With his dad working as the director of his church choir–Lekan describes how his awe of music began very early on. He was fascinated at how music made people feel and was determined to one day make music that people could connect and resonate with.
Lekan is a Neo-Soul and R&B artist who regularly sprinkles Hip-Hop in his music. His style is inspired by an eclectic mix including, Stevie Wonder, Musiq Soulchild, Marvin Gaye, Anita Baker, Fela Kuti, Chief Ebenezer Obey, King Sunny Ade and Sade.
Lekan’s EP–Bus Ride is a refreshingly soothing body of work. His voice cascades over the lyrics effortlessly, making for an enjoyable listen. Check it out below!