15th July, 2010
Joining the league of young aspiring music stars striving to hit the top are Ariyo Adeniyi Emmanuel and Ariyo Oluwaseun, otherwise known as El Phlex.
The emerging contemporary hip-hop sensational brothers who awakened their passion for music nearly 10 years ago by listening to high class hip hop artistes, got along with every beat they heard among local and international artistes. This was what ignited their passion for music and dream of becoming one of Nigeriaâ€™s best singers.
The group is in the studio working on its debut album, which will feature loads of talented artistes like Sheyman, Dude Tetsola, Jaywon, XVOL and Tizze, to mention a few.
Their 2001 songs, Salute and Dis na bomb, which became a toast of many and afforded them opportunity to perform in several shows around Nigeria including Oxygen Show in Port Hacourt, Rhythm Unplugged in Abuja, Benson and Hedges in Benin, the launch of Pall Mall by British-America Tobacco, among others alongside top Nigerian artistes, was produced by Sheyman and Ijabo.
The Ariyo brothers hail from Ogun State and came to Lagos to find their rhythm in music. Adeniyi popularly known as El, graduated from the University of Benin, while his brother, Oluwaseun known as DJ Shawn, is a graduate of Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ogun State.