Meet Kayset: The rising Nigerian singer and songwriter



Sensational and talented Nigerian singer and songwriter, Emmanuel Patrick, popularly known as Kayset made his first major move in the Nigerian Music Industry with the release of “Jeje” in 2019, then “Nwanne,” featuring Yovi in 2021.

Kayset who holds a bachelor’s degree in Botany from the University of Calabar is putting finishing touches to his much-touted song titled ‘Dorime’ which will be released on November 19th, 2021 serving as the last single release before the EP.

Born into a Christian family in Delta State, Kayset grew up singing and rapping while in secondary school started making Music when he was 13 as an active chorister and major Drumset player.

Kayset has experimented with different sounds and genres over the years including; AfroBeats, Pop, Reggae / Dancehall , R&B, and Hip pop. He draws major inspirations from Chris Brown, Fela Kuti, King Sunny Ade, Bob Marley, Wande Coal and Wizkid.

Kayset added that he also draws inspiration from happenings in his environment and from his woman. Being an unsigned and independent artist in an Industry like Nigeria’s is definitely not an easy venture, hence Kayset said he’s willing and open to working with Record Labels that share his vision.

His first single ‘JEJE’ received good reviews and dominated the radio airways in Lagos, and across Nigeria. In 2021, he followed up with the instant fan-favorite song “NWANNE” which features YOVI.

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In his words; “Music is just a part of me. Without music I can’t express myself; I see music as a way of expressing myself and anytime I’m doing it always gives me joy.”

He has performed at different events across Nigeria and the United Arab Emirates, sharing stages with the biggest artists out of Africa including; Olamide, Burna Boy, D’Banj, Zlatan, Naira Marley, and others.

In 2020, Kayset was nominated and won several Musical awards including; Top Naija Music Awards – Best Afro Pop Single – Nomination, Maxivibes Global Awards – Best Indigenous Song – Winner.

Kayset announced his debut E.P slated for release later in 2022. He has unreleased songs with artists including; Dotman, Magnito and Jamopyper; which we’ll be on the lookout for on his new E.P release.

In future, Kayset hopes to work with Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Nasty C, Zlatan, and Davido.

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