In the dynamic world of Nigerian music, one artist is making waves with his infectious Afro pop/Hip Hop tunes. Attah Gabriel Onoja, professionally known as Lloyd 7, is a talented musician who hails from Okpokwu local government area of Benue state. With influences from music icons like 2face, Wizkid, Burna Boy and M.I Abaga, Lloyd 7 has crafted a unique style that blends Afro fusion with contemporary sounds.
Lloyd 7’s musical journey began in the vibrant city of Jos, where he spent his formative years. As a young aspiring artist, he used to mesmerize his peers by miming songs from A-list artistes. However, he soon realized his true passion lay in writing his own music.
From there, Lloyd 7 took the bold step of venturing into songwriting. His dedication and talent didn’t go unnoticed, as he received recognition during his secondary school days, being awarded as the best rapper in College of Mary Immaculate, Zawan Jos, Plateau State, in 2009.
With a burning desire to pursue his musical career, Lloyd 7 later relocated to Abuja with his family. It was in the capital city that he made significant strides in his career. He joined forces with Big Bounce Entertainment, a label owned by his close friend, DJ Mix Master Vee, who provided him with invaluable support and guidance. During this time, Lloyd 7 became a member of the esteemed I.D Boiz, a collective that showcased his talent on various stages. He had the opportunity to share the spotlight with renowned artists such as Faze of Plantation Boiz and M.I Abaga. These experiences not only boosted his confidence but also honed his skills as a captivating stage performer.
Lloyd 7’s talent and hard work is duly recognized within the Nigerian music industry. He was bestowed with prestigious accolades such as the Best Stage Act at the Amaba Award and the Artiste of the Year at the Abuja/Nasarawa State Award. His music resonated with listeners beyond Nigerian borders, garnering appreciation in places like Richmond, Virginia in the United States.
In addition to his musical endeavors, Lloyd 7 also established the Attah of the North clothing line/movement. This venture allowed him to showcase his creativity beyond music, connecting with fans through fashion and personal expression. As Lloyd 7’s career progressed, he decided to take the next step by starting his own record label, Hikanotes Entertainment. Just a few months after its inception, he landed his biggest collaboration yet with Joe El Amadi, one of Nigeria’s biggest stars. This collaboration served as a testament to Lloyd 7’s growing influence and credibility in the music industry.
Lloyd 7 has undoubtedly become a voice to reckon with, particularly in Nassarawa and Abuja music scenes. His unique blend of Afro pop, Hip Hop and Afro fusion has earned him a dedicated following both at home and abroad. With each new release, Lloyd 7 continues to captivate listeners with his infectious melodies, heartfelt lyrics and energetic performances.
As he forges ahead on his musical journey, it’s evident that Lloyd 7 is poised for even greater success. With his talent, dedication and unwavering passion for his craft, he is set to make an indelible mark on the global music stage. Keep an eye out for Lloyd 7 as he continues to redefine the boundaries of Afro pop/Hip Hop and inspire music lovers around the globe.