Taiwo Olowu, a.k.a. LT, is a fast rising musician and one of the twin sons of the late veteran actress, Henrietta Kosoko, who died early this year. In this interview by JOAN OMIONAWELE, he talks about his memories of his mother, life as a musician, among other things. Excerpts:
How has life been as a musician?
It has been really good. We thank God.
What prompted you to go into music?
We (my twin and I) have been fans of Michael Jackson since we were three years old. We always loved the thrilling performances and vocal deliveries. So, we decided to do what he did back then and here we are in the process of becoming great. I am singing and dancing and my twin brother produces, mixes and masters the song.
What genre of music do you do?
I am a versatile artiste. I love to do all kinds of good music. I started with RnB but I have a couple of jazz songs, hip hop songs, alternative RnB, as well as a blend of rock and trap, and a whole lot but for now, I’m starting with pop (Afro pop).
Have there been people to support you in the industry?
Yes, a couple of comedians and actors.
Your late mum was your greatest supporter. What do you miss most about her?
There are loads of them but I miss her smile the most.
What were the life lessons she taught you?
To have a blend of humility, relentlessness and godliness.
What were her last words to you before she died?
She told me that the four of us (my siblings and I ) should stick together no matter what.
Who are the people who inspire you most as a singer?
My twin brother, Michael Jackson, Usher Raymond, P-square, Chris Brown, John Legend, Jon Bellion, Asa, Banky W, Tuface and so on. I am just a lover of good music and I draw inspiration from that.
If you had a chance to change something about yourself, what would that be?
I would heal my twin brother in order for him to walk well again because there are a lot that we didnt do as kids while growing up and it hurts that I still can’t do those things with him till now.
What’s your educational background?
I went to Kotoke Nursery and Primary School in Mushin and then Government College, Ketu-Epe for any secondary education (jss1- ss1) but I finished secondary school in Western College. I later studied Banking and Finance in Houdegbe North American University, Benin.
What are the things you will never do as a musician?
Well, I will never never charge any upcoming musician with good songs for a feature in the future.
What are your latest projects?
I just dropped my new single titled REPEAT and I have a couple of others coming soon.
How close are you to ace actor, Jide Kosoko?
We are pretty close.
What do you admire most about him?
His ability to create time for family given his busy schedule.
Who are your best male and female musicians in the industry?
As of now, Usher, Jon Bellion, Falz The Badt Guy, Simi, Niniola, Wizkid, Davido.
What kind of lady attracts you?
Smart, God fearing, a little bit crazy and fun and a creative thinker. I don’t like boring ladies.
I also like them fresh and clean.