Kayswitch: Waiting on D’banj’s protégé

It’s 2016 and Kayswitch ‘D Produkt is still yet to release his debut album. The singer revealed in an exclusive interview with Pulse Music last year he dropped hints his album was dropping in the last quarter of the year – this never happened.

The dancehall/pop artist whose real name is Kehinde Oladotun Oyebanjo has kept us all waiting for a long time.

Let’s go back to the very start – the Mo’Hits days. 2006 was the year we heard of the singer, at this moment we didn’t really see his potential as he was hidden in the shadow of the whole group.

 

He featured on the Mo’Hits compilation album “Curriculum Vitae” on singles like‘Booty call’, ‘My grind’ and ‘Ten ten’.

2012 was a defining moment for Kayswitch’s career. The singer showed the stuff he was made of on his single ‘Sister Caro’ featuring his brother D’banj. He sure got our attention with his music delivery.

2013 came and so did more singles, some of which appeared on the DB Records compilation album “D’Kings Men“. Two of his songs ‘For example’ and a love song ‘Obimo’ stood out for him that year.

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Kayswitch performing at the  LoudNProudLive Series in August 2015.

 

Following this he went on to release singles like ‘Bust ah whine’ featuring Omo Akin, he also collaborated with Skales, Dj Jimmy Jatt, Praiz, and Samklef.

Despite the collaborations, it seemed as though the DB Records artist had gone quiet. Let’s be honest, the Nigerian music industry is always hungry and with the advent of the digital age which provides easy access to new music discoveries daily, Kayswitch was pushed to the back of our minds and a new generation of dancehall acts took his place with their controversies and music.

Then in 2015, the CEO of Produkt Republik reminded us why we needed to pay attention to him with the release of ‘Jaburata’. He also took the lead on a collaborative track ‘Zim Zimma’ with his DB label mates.

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Kayswitch

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2015 came to an end and his album “S.C.A.M 101” failed to make its debut. The dancehall singer has been in the industry for almost ten years and yet he has failed to release a solo EP or LP. Some of the other artists he started out with in his early days already have two studio albums out.

He admitted in his interview with Pulse Music his album was pending.

Its been overdue, it’s something I’ve been thinking about for a long time, maybe like 5 years now”, he shared.

He revealed that the title of his forthcoming album was an acronym for “Seriously Conscious About Music Money 101”. And it was a blend of dancehall, rap and R&B with collaborations from Wizkid, Davido, D’banj, Olamide, and Jamaican act Alpha Music.

Someone please tell Kayswitch we are waiting.

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