Dr.Scenthole(Rap/Hiphop artiste) profile
- ARTISTE PROFILE - DR. SCENTHOLE: THE PERSON
Born to the family of Mr. & Mrs. Igbekele Oyinlade in Akure,
Ondo State of Nigeria. He is at his mild-twenties.
Dr.Scenthole discovered a love for music at a very tender
age. The second of eight ( children. He started writing
songs at the age of 10, and later joined his peer group in
attending Literary and debating events that also featured
singing competitions. Dr.Scenthole's hobbies are singing,
reading writing and listening to music. He is a poet,
novelist, playwright; he likes blue and white colors. While
his favorite food is `Iyan & Ewedu' soup.
Dr.Scenthole, has been described as a rare gem in today's
Nigerian Music Industry. He is listed among the best
contemporary male acts in Nigeria now. Dr.Scenthole first
shot into limelight when his stunning performance with Mc
Spaco & The Poetic Pop Crew at his first ever Benson &
Hedges Show @ Akure 1999 & 2000 respectively, and a host of
others. This commendable performance was shown on TV
stations across Lagos, Nigeria. Riding on his success, Dr.
Scenthole registered his name as one of the most successful
artistes in Nigeria. His first Promo single "Quack Love"
where he campaigns against Child Abuse, broken marriages,
EST was great. In no time he began aggressive marketing of
his product becoming one of the Nigeria-based artistes to
sell a single track due to pressure from few of his fans who
demanded for it. The first promotional single "Quack Love"
won accolades among organizations in the country, which
fetch him his first Award as "The Best Hip-hop Artiste of
The Year 2003" Courtesy The Pioneer Press Organization,
College of education, Ikere, Ekiti State. Nigeria. Dr.
Scenthole is currently the coordinator of Afro Hip-Hop
Society Of Nigeria. (AHHSN) Ondo & Ekiti States chapter, and
member of African Hip hop Organization,
Performing Musician Association of Nigeria (PMAN). Between
his rise to fame and now, Dr.Scenthole has performed in
several choice venues in Nigeria. Apart from Music,
Dr.Scenthole is a Radio & TV presenter.
As a professional Radio presenter, Dr.Scenthole has learnt
that in order to appeal to people, you have to have
something they can identify with - thus, his music:
"Hip-Hop, Rap distinctively blended with African flavour for
the listening Pleasure of The African man". And then it is
further packaged to appeal to the international community,
to learn from our innumerable African Hip-hop concepts as he
believes that every ear enjoys good music. Dr. Scenthole
also has a great love for African Culture. This is
exemplified in his follow-up single "Learn From Me", which
has Yoruba (a south western part of Nigerian's language),
pidgin and English Language rendered verses. He had featured
in many other artistes' music
E.g.: Ambassador Tunde Akins, a juju maestro singer and
chairman of Performing Musician Association of Nigeria
(PMAN, Akure chapter), Kenny Glorious, the son of the legend
High life singer Wale Glorious, Hip- Hop group called Out B
LEARN FROM ME
By the time "Learn from me" finally hit some radio, TV and
the streets in August 2004, Dr.Scenthole had become a force
to recon with both inside and outside Nigeria. The feedback
from his fans base in New York, to London to South Africa
was great. "Learn From Me", video is a playfully scripted
song on the phenomenon called Hip Hop which has come to stay
and become an imbibing culture in Africa. Dr.Scenthole wants
all to see the true pix of Hip Hop in Africa, feel the
culture, Language, Melody so that fans outside the terrain
of Africa can learn from our innumerable African Hip Hop
concepts. Hip Hop is been polluted, abused and rubbished now
as those who know next to nothing about it are forcing
themselves mostly with bad lyrics, concept, copycats &
over-lifting, interpolation, est. which is endangering Hip
Hop continuity. The track analyzed all the mistakes and
called on all Hip Hop artistes concern to correct their
lapses. He however praises all broth as & sisters, corporate
and media organizations that are promoting and making our
own Hip-hop an imbibing culture in and outside the terrain
of Africa. The audio and video is currently enjoying massive
airplay on some radio and TV stations respectively in
Nigeria and abroad e.g. Channel 0, Ben TV London EST.
DR. SCENTHOLE'S QUOTATION.
"I intend to bring Hip Hop to Africans in a way they have
never heard before. I want to show kids coming up that they
can be funky while staying true to the Origins of our
culture. These would be variety, a blend of English, Pidgin
and Yoruba vibes (A south-western part of Nigerian
" I work with Holes Family Entertainment in Nigeria but not
signed or contractually committed to any Label or company
exclusively. I am a free agent willing to work with any
company within and outside Nigeria".
For commercial interests, business opportunities, and investment
Holes Family Entertainment e-mail: holesfamilyent@...
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