2012 is a year noted for many things in the Nigerian industry, from DBANJ, DON JAZZY and the Mo Hits split to revelation of many promising acts such as Chidinma, which has led to her winning the KORA Awards. Amongst others, 2012 also marks the year for the UK Tour of one of Nigeria's fast rising talented Ibadan grown Nigerian artiste duo: ELPHLEX.
They, speaking with the producer of Check Republic and My Funky Birthday, said it had gotten to that stage where they needed to expand their horizon, especially for the fact that their fans in London had been demanding their presence.
Amidst the chill of London in November, the duo said they had lots of fun and welcome has they were hosted to a media tour around African media and also BBC1. The core reason however for their tour was to hold the launch of their album:
SCHOOL OF THOUGHTS which they purposely launched in London before going back to launch it in Nigeria.
Enjoy the interview we had with them...
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Born Ariyo Oluwaseun and Ariyo Adeniyi Emmanuel from Irepodun Iberekodo South L.G.A,Ogun State,Abeokuta,Nigeria.
Ariyo Oluwaseun,popular known as “DJ ELSHAWN”,had his Diploma in Banking and Finance from Olabisi Onabanjo University(O.O.U), Ago Iwoye, ogun state in 2006
while Ariyo Adeniyi Emmanuel known as “PHLEXDENARY”, graduated from the University of Benin,studied Sociology and Anthropology in 2008.
Ariyo Oluwaseun and Ariyo Emmanuel popularly known as ELPHLEX in music scene signed under Pillars Record dropped their first singles in february,2010 titled; “AMEN” and “LETS GO THERE”.
The two songs were produced by Sucksy and Tizze, Mixed By Sheyman. AMEN video was shot by Best Cinematographer in nigeria; Dj Tee and LETS GO THERE by Patrick Ellis.
In june 2010; ELPHLEX releases two new songs titled; “GBETIWA” and “BABY JA-MALO” produced by TIZZE & SHEYMAN. GBETIWA is the new unstoppable video directed by Patrick Elis which has been on all tv screen and gaining massive airplay with love since july 2011. In january 2012, they released IN THE MOOD which was a club hit and gain massive airplay in nigeria and beyond, and the video was also release weeks after the song was premire, the video shot by foremost musical video director Clareance Peters.
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