Days ago, fast rising rapper, Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi populary known
as Fshaw became the latest internet sensation when he was unveiled as
the famous, witty and anonymous EFCC Twitter handler. And his social
media profile instantly went out of control. However, below is his
profile before the EFCC job….
Olufemi Olukayode Adeyemi (born
October 30th) who performs under the name F.shaw is a Nigerian
Musician/Rapper/Songwriter. The third child of middle working class
parents, he was born and raised in Ipaja, Lagos City.
harbored childhood ambitions of becoming a Petrochemical Engineer or
joining the Army but these fizzled out as he developed a keen interest
in music and break dancing. He was surrounded by tons of vinyl from the
likes of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, ABBA, Michael Jackson, The
Commodores and many more as his father was a lover of country, soul and
F.shaw’s primary education was at St. Mary’s Private School Broad Street
Lagos. He graduated from King’s College Lagos in 2001 and then went on
to pursue a Bachelor’s degree in Computer-Science graduating in 2006
from Covenant University.
F.shaw became interested in Rap music in 2004 and started out by writing down and reciting his favourite rappers’ lines. He was friends with K-Switch (Mo’Hits) who was already rapping at the time & they used to exchange bars on paper in class.
One of the few songs that was recorded earlier was titled “Bounce”,
which featured F.shaw, K-switch & T.I.B and produced by Dr. Frabz
who was up and coming at the time as they were all in the same
school. F.shaw had a hard time putting down lyrics till he got much
needed advice and encouragement from a friend who advised him to strive
harder and be more imaginative with his writing. F.shaw took rapping
seriously in 2005 and hooked up with fellow rapper and producer Spellz
and together they recorded a song titled “Get Low” which was first spun
by DJ Humility on 93.7FM and later got moderate airplay on Star FM 101.5
met director and screenwriter Oliver Aleogena later in 2005 who showed
him the inner workings of the industry and drilled him to become content
conscious and a better lyricist in terms of quality and style.
F.shaw re-united with former high school mate turned renowned producer Cobahms Asuquo
through Oliver Aleogena and together they produced what would become
one of F.shaw’s critically acclaimed records titled “Let It Go”; for it
content and newness of sound. The song was released late 2007 and
received massive airplay from radio stations in Lagos and Abuja. Not
satisfied with the progress of his career, F.shaw took matters into his
own hands and released a 5-track EP in 2008 titled “Avant-Garde”
printing a thousand copies of the EP, selling some and giving the rest
away for free. The EP contained the singles “Let It Go”, “Moonlight
Serenade” (produced by Tee-y Mix). This helped push him to a broader
F.shaw is influenced by the music of Michael Jackson,
Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Fela, Nas, Tupac, Eminem, Jadakiss, Jay-Z
F.shaw took part in the MTV Base reality show Advance Warning alongside 25 other upcoming Nigerian artistes in 2008. He performed at the Can U? concert in Abuja early 2008 which had Timaya as the headlining act.
also performed in South Africa on the 29th of august 2008 for the show
“West Africa Tour” which had D’banj and the Mo’Hits crew as the
headliners alongside Omawumi and other South-African acts such as MXO
& Bongo Maffin.
F.shaw released a third official single
titled “My Everything (Aya Mi)” in April 2009. He was brutally stabbed
multiple times by armed robbers shortly after that and this halted the
promotion of the record. F.shaw went off the music scene and spent time
away with family recovering. He then proceeded to take time out and
pursue a Masters degree in the UK.
F.shaw’s style and sound is reminiscent of the vintage era. His music
sounds like everything but yet doesn’t sound like anything. Revered for
his content, F.shaw is known for his storytelling ability and his lyrics
revolve around life, love, hope, personal experiences and many times