Adediran Adedolapo Abudulakeem, also known as Eddiekim is a Nigerian Afro hip-hop musician born in the early 80s to a family of seven, he discovered his talent in music in 1998.
In secondary school, He often mimed to the lyrics of foreign artistes like, P Diddy, Tupac, Jarule etc in special school events like interhouse sports competitions and the likes.
His first song “If I could” was recorded in March 1999. Shortly after, he joined Wicked squad family; an Okota/Isolo-based musci group.
After his secondary education he studied Sound Engineering for three years at Dbazz studios, Ejigbo. He worked at HIGH HEAVENS studio, Ikeja where he met with Olu Maintain, who was then recording his album, Fantasy.
He had a smooth relationship with Olu maintain, unknown to many, Olu’s timbahammer, first thing na hummer …” , “owo n be lapo mi …” phrases in his yahoozee song were actually from one of Eddiekim’s recorded tracks aptly titled Timbahammer written in 2005.
They parted ways in 2008 due to irreconcilable differences. He joined Tetuila records where he did some songs with the crew (TR Records).
Eddeikim also has flair for acting. He featured in Nollywood actress, Laide Bakare’s movie, IJOYA alongside other actors.
He featured in the Tribute song to the late Yoruba lyricist, DA’GRIN, titled MY PAIN, which also had stars like EL DEE, BANKY W, RUGGEDMAN, KSB, OMAWUNMI, JAYWON to mention a few. The song was produced by Sheyman. His line in the song was ‘Salute to the king its ur boi Eddiekim.’
Link on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buAJLFV1Qnk.
He also featured in JJC’s ‘WE ARE AFRICANS’ song tagged, Niinja street mix.
Link on youtube : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7SCzTfKnaPE
He is presently signed on to NXTBEAT Records, headed by Akinwale Oluwaleimu; his first single Effizzi, dropped in March 2009
His yet-to-be released debut album features acts like Femi Adeyinka, Jaywon, 9ice, Puffy tee, and more. Notable Producers who has worked on his album include Puffy Tee (Olu maintain’s Yahooze), flip tyls (P squares’ chop my money), masterkraft (essence’s facebook love) to mention a few!
Listen to eddeikm’s singles here on youtube: http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=effizzimibad1&aq=o.
He performed at the Gbenga Adeyinka and friends show in ibadan, at the Best of Nollywoods awards night and at Akure Mare festival which had the likes of 9ice, Olamide, Lord of Ajasa and many more in 2011.
His shot a video of one of his songs, GBAGAUN ft OJB jazreel!
The song which has been enjoying massive airplay was produced by maverick songwriter/singer and Producer, OJB Jezreel. The video was shot by ace Nigerian cinematographer DJ Tee! The video would be released soon.
For this promising dude, the sky is definitely the stepping stone.