If music is food for life, then you can say Prince Adekoya Adegboyega Yusuf a.k.a Lineo (Legend Indeed Now Extra Ordinary) is eating so much and he’s not about to stop any time soon. He was born in Lagos into a big royal family originated from Ogun state. His father (a king) has 12 wives, making him one of his father’s 40 children.
Lineo would pass for a rebellious prince who decided to pursue a career in music against their traditional belief, which does not permit a prince to sing or dance for people – the reverse should be the case.
Music for Lineo is more of a calling than a pursuit. He is big fan of Michael Jackson as a musician and entertainer. His journey into showbiz started with modeling. Close observers would have seen the dark, tall and handsome dude on billboards for a giant telecommunications company in Nigeria. Before this, he was his principal’s favourite entertainer during social events while at Mayflower Secondary School, Ogun State.
His first attempt in higher learning was put on hold when he dropped out of University of Abuja but he recently applied to continue with Ogun State University where he will be reading Mass Communication. “I was carried away by my youthful exuberance but now I have everything under control,” he says.
Today, Lineo is one of the songwriters, singers, rappers and producers who has enjoyed a fair share of attention in Nigeria’s music industry. One of his first singles “I Dey Ring”, released in 2004, became a popular ringtone for many. “Let’s Get It Started” (2007) followed with a video that enjoyed wide rotation.
Lineo is presently working on his debut album and singles like “Show Me D Money” (feat. Dagrin) and “Feel It” (feat. 2Face) have succeeded in creating high anticipation for the project on radio, Tv and online.
It may interest you to know that Lineo is one Nigerian artist that understands the essence of the new media in music promotion. His debut album is in finishing stage and will hit stores very soon.
Lineo’s Achievements so far…
First Nigerian Hip Hop Artist to perform at New York Apollo Theater
ICON AWARDS Winner: Nigeria most promising artist 2008
A succesful US tour in 2009 alongside Olu maintain.
Lineo Uk Tour in 2010.
US tour With 2face Idibia In 2010
At the tarbernacle in ATL.