How do you rate your songs
“I never expected my songs to be on radio rotational play since I released them, I must give special thanks to my family, friends and radios, Tv’s who supported me, I still can’t believe how my songs came successful like this in Africa, what have I done differently to receive this street credibility’s and media opportunities here and there?” Obaland FM radio trending artist of the moment Dezzy Lani asked.
The next rated promising Amapiano and Afrobeats acts isn’t complete in Nigeria and Ghana if the likes of “London Bridge” and “Ewurama” hit singer Dezzy Lani is not mentioned in today’s commercial music industry. Recall, Dezzy Lani song “Ewurama” rocked airwaves in Abidjan, after it was included in Ivorians Got Talent show by blessed memory of Ivorian music legend DJ Arafat, following his other popular debut song “London Bridge”, a commercial Dezzy recorded for Alomo Bitters publicity in Ghana and Gambia which brought Desmond Nosa Lawani to limelight in 2021.
“DJ Arafat isn’t dead, just on holidays. I still remember the rotational radio promotions he did on my song Ewurama without collecting a dime. I wish all big artists did that for new acts, entertainment would have been all Rosy and juicy and Olamide Baddo wouldn’t have sung “Who you EP” Dezzy told Obaland Magazine.
What are your real names?
My birth names are Desmond Nosa Lawani
Kindly educate those who haven’t known you, could you please tell them your artist name and how it came about?
Well my Artist name is Dezzy Lani. It’s a combination of my first and last name Desmond Lawani
Have you released any EP or Album?
I have an upcoming Album project featuring some household names to be unveiled soonest, for now, I haven’t
When did you release your first song and what was the title?
I released my debut single titled “London Bridge” in 2016, that firstly caught the attention of Shatta Wale, Sarkodie and various entertainment media companies that made me record one commercial for Alomo bitter publicity
Who produced and mixed London Bridge?
Yea, London Bridge was then produced mixed and mastered by a Ghanian self acclaimed music producer, popularly known as Dugudbeats
Why did you choose to become a musician instead of being a Politician, a Comedian or a Magician or even a Banker?
Music was my calling, I have always loved music since my childhood, when I used to perform covers of Bob Marley and Fela Kuti’s popular songs.
When and where were you born?
I was born on September 9th 1997, in Benin City, Nigeria to Nigerian parents who became Ghanian nationals by immigrants right.
Tell us about your educational background?
I studied accounting and holds Bachelor’s degree after graduating from Ghana Technology University College, also known as Ghana Communication Technology University
When did you start music as a recording artist?
I started music professionally as a recording artist in 2016.
Tell us who wrote or inspired your hit songs, such as Pretend Ewurama?
I wrote both Pretender and Ewurama . Pretender was simply inspired by the day to day activities of humans. Ewurama was inspired by one of my closest friends’ attitudes.
How many songs have you released and which was the most successful one?
I really can’t justify, because most of my officially released songs, including Pretender were all successful, probably the huge invested amount for promotions and tour showcases in four various African countries, not excluding Africa Television stations such as Channels TV, Sound city, Golf TV in Benin and their affiliates in Africa fueled the popularity of my songs, I can’t really describe how it all happened, well , thanks to my biological parents who handled the bills to make sure I was heard as I emerged.
Who would you like to feature on your songs, if you are asked?
Wizkid is my all time favorite if I’m talking about African popular music acts.
We have seen you perform in Ghana, and the crowd turned up massively, while they sang along with your anthem Ewurama, how did this successful performance shape your music career?
It has really given me confidence to pursue my music career, I swear down, coming to realize that people actually love my songs and could easily relate and sing my lines even better than me lol.
In the next five years, where do you expect to be, in your music career or how would you rate yourself in the competitive music industry in the next five years?
I expect to build my social media fan base where I’m normally not frequent, I hope to work with bigger international stars. For now I’m not doing badly in my music incomes, although Rome wasn’t built in a day. I will get there and the Grammy is my dream in Five years.
Which is your music genre, if you are asked, or how would you describe your kind of music, do you have any innovative style in future?
I really don’t want to be boxed in by a particular music Genre, I think that I’m versatile enough to do any type of music as long as it is welcomed by my fans. Yea.
What advice do you have for beginners with no songs on the web or as we all know that embarking on a music professionally requires consistent input loads of hard work?
They shouldn’t give up on their dreams and they need to be consistent with the music they want to put out and that’s what’s up. Big up guys.