MY ARTISTE OF THE YEAR IS LIMPOPO MAN by Edgar J

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I am afraid to mention his name ‘cos I cannot really spell it. I do not know if it is Kaycee or Kci. You will pardon me, I am 44, these things are not on my street.

This artiste has continued to amaze me with his depth and passion. I first came upon him when he was working with the short Calabar man who used to be known as Presh. This Duo won some talent contest and came into our consciousness. Then, Presh used to be the one with the golden voice but Kaycee was the tall one that attracted all the babes.

I used to think that Presh was the one that held the group and that if anyone would emerge, it would be him. But alas, Presh my Calabar brother is somewhere in Uyo tapping wine as I hear.

Kingsley is a very charismatic and humble dude. Some months back at the just concluded Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria Show held in Yenogoa, Bayelsa, while trying to sneak in through the backstage, I stumbled on him. He was waiting quite patiently for his turn to perform. As a greedy marketer, I engaged him. He spoke softly and gave me his card to call him when we got back to Lagos.

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In Lagos, I went to his studio and he refused to see me. He said he was busy and that I could drop my message with his Boys. I felt slighted and walked away. I started beefing him and was not interested in his Limpopo ‘rubbish’ again. Then I head the latest one. The one that has wizkid on it. I stumbled on the video recenly while I was in Ife. It involved him in Police uniform harassing ladies at a makeshift checkpoint. Aki and Paw Paw were shown intermittently watching the unfolding drama. I do not know if it was the unfolding drama or the song itself that captivated me.

The lyrics, the clear mix of two worlds – police and hip hop in the video mixed with the comical dance and storyline kept me laughing till I farted. The only drawback was that I did not immediately recognize Wizkid and by the time I did, the video was over. This apart, it was a remarkable journey.

Kaycee is my Artiste for the year, I pray he repeats this feat next year and beyond. Although he still has some way to go to hit the musical depths of a Tuface, he has certainly started on the right path. So I will be sending him his award, which is a Gift Voucher to Iya peju’s Fish Joint. He can go with his former colleague Presh so they can relieve the good old days when they used to dress in a kaleidoscope of clashing colors and Kaycee paraded about with his big big pimples.

Congrats my brother.

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Edgar J

Edgar J

An Investment banker with a chip on his shoulder. A deep thinker with a different view of the society. Blogger and theatre critic, Edgar passes social commentary on Events, issues and people usually from a humorous standpoint. Sometimes caustic and almost fearless, he mixes his vitriolic abuses with humour such that the message hits you with a buffer that makes you smile. He runs a regular column in MODEMEN Magazine while still keeping his day job as a Financial Adviser cum wealth manager.

A keen sportsman, Edgar loves the exciting game of train spotting. As there are no more trains in Lagos, he has taken upon the keen sport of Molue counting. He believes that in the next five years, these legendary modes of transport unique to Lagos would disappear hence his interest in them. A Lagosian by birth and a Shomolu man by residence. Welcome to Chantal’s….

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