Meet Kayode Joshua Taiwo, also known as Rich KJT, a US born fast rising hot rapper of Nigerian descent making rave at the moment with his music.
His debut album with the EP “Kid Just Trying” and a few other singles, Rich KJT is the new kid to rave the airwaves of the Nigerian rap scene.
Born 2000 in Baltimore Maryland, USA Kayode Joshua Taiwo moved to Nigeria at the age of five with his mother, prominent Nigerian Journalist/Publicist Kemi Olunloyo, a former music Columnist at Nigerian Tribune and BET Hip-hop correspondent in Canada.
He started rapping at the tender age of 3 in the backseat of his mom’s car while she drove him to the daycare center. By 7 years-old, he moved to Canada with her where he met several music stars his mother worked with as a music publicist and music Journalist. Rich kjt got to meet Drake, Rihanna, Beyonce, Bruno Mars, Lady Gaga, Snoop Dogg and many others at music award shows and other industry events her mother worked at.
Rich kjt says Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z and Rich Brian have really inspired him to become an artist.
Due to the 2020 pandemic, he has only been performing virtually to audiences online. He works as a music blogger and digital creator @BrysonsIntern on Instagram, studies graphic design at a US college online and brands himself as “The Great American🇺🇲 rapper in Nigeria🇳🇬” as he wants to mainstream hip-hop in the Nigerian market. He is a dual citizen.
He performed his popular singles on Cool FM, Lagos, 32FM Ibadan, Palms Mall, Ibadan and a private party in Lagos and looks forward to more bookings once the pandemic is over. Hits like “Flip The Switch”, “11am” “Sad Valentine” “Save No Hoes” “Quarantine hours” a song depicting the Covid19 pandemic and “Konichiwa” a Japanese themed rap song he was planning to perform at Olympic village to the US and Nigerian Olympic team. These tracks are Spotify, Deezer, Audiomack and SoundCloud favourites.
As a young child at 9-12 years-old he was known as “KJ the Kid Reporter” a Yahoo Canada award winning kid blogger of the year 2009. He was featured in the Toronto Star as the child soldier in Rapper Motivational speaker Shaun Boothe’s video “Child Soldiers”.
He was the youngest Toronto Police volunteer at 9 years-old and was featured on several Canadian media outlets for advocating for the disabled in the American “R Word” campaign and was honored by the US Consulate General in Toronto, Mr John Nay and Dr Timothy Shriver of the Special Olympics as an American child making a difference in Canada. He hopes to sign a recording contract with Universal Music Nigeria, OVO, Interscope, Def Jam or Sony Global recordings.