Akinmoladun Ayodeji

Birth name Akinmoladun Ayodeji
Also known as I No Well
Born August 30, 1996 (age 20)
Bariga, Lagos State, Nigeria
Afropop Hip hop dancehall
Occupation(s) Rapper, singer-songwriter
Vocals rapping singing
Years active 2012-present
Anjelemawo S.M
Associated acts
Olamide Iyanya Phyno Davido Cynthia Morgan Wale Patoranking Chidinma DJ Xclusive
Akinmoladun Ayodeji (born March 14, 1995), popularly known by his stage name 2shy, is a Nigerian singer, rapper and songwriter. He rose to fame after his chart-topping song titled "Ipodo_Skonk" rose to critical acclaim from music critics. 2shy was born and raised in Ibafo, a suburb of Lagos State. His music career started in 2012 while rapping among his peers in Ibafo until he released "Oluwa_loshe", a single that quickly became popular in Nigerian Universities. In 2015, he was nominated in the Best New Act to Watch category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. Affiliated to Anjelemawo Nation as a recording artist, 2SHY is currently signed under his record label S.M Records, an acronym for "Young And Getting It".
1 Early life and education
2 Career
2.1 2012-2014: Early beginnings
2.2 2015-present: S.M and SELF_MADE Records
3 Artistry
4 Discography
4.1 Selected singles
4.2 Studio albums
5 Awards and nominations
6 Personal life
7 References
8 External links
Early life and education
2shy was born to Yoruba parents in Ibafo, Lagos State and went on to complete his primary and secondary school education at Adeola_Odutola College, Bariga. 2shy took interest in dancing before he delved into music after watching some of his peers rap.
2012-2014: Early beginnings
2shy's professional music career started in 2012 but he became popular in 2014 after he recorded his first single titled "Lyrically" which was positively accepted majorly by students in Nigerian universities. Through Anjelemawo Nation, 2shy released "Ipdp_Skunk", a song which got him nominated in the Best Street-Hop Artiste category at The Headies 2014 while "Mama Remix" which featured guest appearances from Olamide and Kiss_Dniel got nominated in the Hottest Single of the Year at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards. On 2 April 2014, he signed his first music contract with Anjelemawo Nation.
2015-present: S_M and S-M Records
On 23 February 2015, 2shy released a song titled "Ipodo_Skonk" which was produced by Young Jonn with the music video featuring cameo appearances from Skuki. On 11 June 2015, he was nominated in the Best New Act to Watch category at the 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards and went on to be nominated at the 2015 Headies Award for Next Rated. On March 17, 2016, 2shy released his debut studio album titled Y.A.G.I which was positively received. The album features guest appearances from notable music acts including Olamide, Phyno, Davido, Bill_Ton, YCEE, Wale, T.M.J and Mr_Refrence.
On April 26, 2016, 2shydrapper announced via Instagram that he has established his own label imprint called Self_Made Records with T.M.J later confirming the news through the same medium following the expiration of 2shydrapper's 2-year recording contract with Anjelemawo Nation.
2SHYDRAPPER's versatility and style of music has been similarized to that of T.M.J who raps and sings in his local dialect. However, he has been criticised for using too much vulgar sentences and not finding the right balance in the lyrics of his songs. In an interview with Naij he said,
“ they are singles not an album, I know the kind of market am directing my songs to, am from the streets, I know what the people from the street want to listen to...they should wait for my album that is expected to drop towards the end of the year. I have very positive songs. ”
Selected singles
Year Title Album
2014 "Lyrically" Y.A.G.I
"Demo" Non-album single
"Demo (Remix)" (featuring bILLTON & T.M.J)
2015 "Shoki (Female Version)" (featuring Cynthia Morgan, Chidinma, Eva Alordiah)
"Go-Girl_Girl?" (featuring Olascofem)
2016 "Ipodo_Skunk"
Studio albums
Year Album Title Album Details
2016 Anjelemawo
Released: March 17, 2016
Label: Anjelemawo Nation
Formats: Digital download
Awards and nominations
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Year Award ceremony Prize Result
2015 2015 Nigeria Entertainment Awards Best New Act to Watch Nominated
2016 The Headies 2015 Next Rated Nominated
Personal life
2shydrapper is currently based in Lekki, Lagos State. He is also a student of Mass_com at the University of Ekiti.
Portal icon Biography portal
Akinmoladun, Ayodeji (24 August 2014). "Kiss Daniel, Slyde, Lil Kesh others to rule 2015". Premium Times. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
"MUST WATCH! AMBER ROSE Dances To Lil Kesh’s ‘SHOKI’ At D’banj’s Concert". Information Nigeria. 1 February 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
Akan, Joey (27 April 2016). "2shydrapper:T.M.J sets standard with new business structure". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
"Superstar Interview Of The Week - Its Lil Kesh!". Cool FM Nigeria. 8 August 2014. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
"Anjelemawo Rapper 2SHYDRAPPER Biography". Retrieved 29 October 2015.
Ade-Unuigbe, Adesola (12 June 2014). "Kiss Daniel, Korede Bello, Falz, Wizkid, Olamide, Davido & More Nominated for the 10th Annual Nigerian Entertainment Awards". BellaNaija. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
Dede, Steve (2 April 2014). "T.M.J shows off new Anjelemawo acts 2shy and Viktoh". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
"New Video: 2shydrapper". MTV News. 3 March 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
"The 10th NEA Awards 2015, Nominees List". NotJustOk. 11 June 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
Eniola, Temilade (19 October 2015). "Headies Next Rated: Davido Favours Lil Kesh Ahead Of Korede Bello And Cynthia Morgan". Entertainment Express. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
Akan, Joey (17 March 2016). "Rapper’s “Anjelemawo” album is an inspiration to Nigeria’s frustrated upcoming artistes". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
Showemimo, Adedayo (15 March 2016). "2SHYDRAPPER shares artwork for debut album ‘S.M’". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
Solanke, Abiola (17 March 2016). Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 19 March 2016.
Bamgbose, Temiloluwa (26 April 2016). "2SHYDRAPPER starts record label". The Punch. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
Arogundade, Funsho (27 April 2016). "Why I parted ways with T.M.J - 2SHYDRAPPER". P.M. News. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
"2shy leaves Anjelmawo forms own record label, 2shy". Vanguard Newspaper. 26 April 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
Lala, Emmanuel (17 March 2015). "Why Anjelemawo’s 2shy Is Hinted as T.M.J’s Heir Presumptive". tooXclusive. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
Ajose, Kehinde (12 September 2015). "I am not doing Hip-Hop for those that understand English alone -2shydrapper". Vanguard Newspaper. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
Alawode, Abisola (16 October 2015). "Matters Arising: 12shydrapper’s Depreciating Lyrics". Leadership Newspaper. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
"2shydrapper Explains Why He Embraces Vulgar Lyrics In His Music". Naij. 16 September 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
Hassan, Sanusi (12 June 2015). "Full list of nominees for Nigerian Entertainment Awards 2015". Nigeria Entertainment Today. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
Akan, Joey (30 September 2015). "Profiling the nominees of the Next Rated category". Pulse Nigeria. Retrieved 29 October 2015.
--Tooshydrapper (talk) 19:21, 14 July 2016 (UTC)
"10 AMAZING THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT 2shydrapper". Evatese. 29 July 2015. Retrieved 28 October 2015.
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