Adelabu Alexander Adewunmi, the winner of this year’s “Mass Comm Got Talent” show, organised by the Mass Communication Student Association (MCSA), University of Lagos, UNILAG, popularly known as MAHGIKZ, says he will launch an extended play (EP) of his debut album on Sept. 27.
Judges at the contest tested the contestants’ skills and creativity in singing, rapping, dancing, poetry, presentation, use of instrumentals among other yardsticks.
The competition was one of the lined up programmes marking the “2016 MCSA Week.”
The MCSA president, Onyeka Okorie, said the competition was intended to discover the potentials in young talents within the department.
MAHGIKZ, who hailed from Ekiti state, Ijero Ekiti to be precise, is a 100L Mass Communication undergraduate.
Speaking shortly at the end of the show, he described the EP as a taste of what the album would look like.
He noted that the EP was inspired by the need to create the awareness that there is a brand called MAHGIKZ adding that he has just released a new song titled “Mirror”
Asked his preparations for the EP launch, he said the song would be launched online and promoted on radio stations. “Also, we are planning a club launch and it’s really going to be massive,” he added.
He said the reason he embarked on dropping an album was to get a record deal on his side.
”That’s basically the plan but I’m seeing farther than me just getting a record deal because from this EP, I could also generate a fan base,” he added.
MAHGIKZ is unique for his own genre of music and versatility.
”I do Afro fiction, I do rap music and I do R&B; all these put together make my music so unique because I am versatile, I don’t just do one kind of music.
”You will find it funny I do Reggae music too, but it’s actually coming up later in the project.
”MAHGICZ is a really a complete brand that you will all find exceptionally unique,” he said.
Coping with academics and music career may come with its own hurdles, but MAHGIKZ believes education is not the least or what he’s not meant to focus on.
”I try not to look at things like music is everything. I still take my education very seriously.
”I try as much as possible to focus on both of them so, I won’t pay more concentration on one than the other,” he said.
By Miftaudeen Raji, UNILAG
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