Lekan Tella. Emptiness
Lékan Tella is an up and coming singer-songwriter based in NYC. Being of Nigerian-American descent, he spent much of his youth growing up between America and Nigeria. Lékan began to write music when he first moved to Nigeria in the 90s as a way to contain himself and disconnect from culture-shock. At 13, he began writing poems and song lyrics and then started creating his own music at 15 years old. Some of Lékan’s early inspiration came from NYC Hip Hop and especially Jay Z, because his Black Album taught him how to be a storyteller. Over time, Lékan found more inspiration in Soul singers like Stevie Wonder, Prince, Maxwell, and Whitney Houston.
During his teenage years, Lékan recorded demos over Soul and Hip Hop instrumentals that were given to him as a gift by his mother. After spending many years recording himself on his tape recorder, Lékan had his first studio experience at age 17.
Lékan is not one to categorize himself in a certain genre. He believes, he is always evolving and changing which is the same with his music and soundtracks. Each track is a phase of his life and will never be the same as the next. He simply goes where life takes him and writes music about what he is going through at that moment. In the past few years, he’s had an undeniable desire to interpolate 80s Pop and 90s R&B in his music by blending them together in a way to call his own. Today, he simply wants to explore more soulful sounds and reach new depths with his voice and storytelling.