Lawal Olalekan Olumo, better known as Konga, is a veteran Afro-pop Nigerian singer and rapper who reigned in the 2000s, when 2face, D’banj, and J Martins were popular faces in the Nigerian music industry. However, like many other singers of the time, Konga has faded into obscurity, and little is known about him today.
Early Life and Education
Konga, whose full name is Lawal Olalekan Olumo, was born on January 9th. There are no public records on his birth year, but he is thought to be in his late 40s. Konga grew up in Ebute Meta, Lagos State, Nigeria, the same neighborhood where popular singer and actor Banky W grew up. There is no information about Konga’s parents or siblings. He attended primary and secondary school in Lagos State, Nigeria. There are no details on whether he continued.
Since he was a young boy, the baby Konga crooner has been interested in the music industry, singing all over the Ebute Meta area of Lagos state. He began with performances such as Indomie Groove under the auspices of Larry Kay Events in Nigerian universities and polytechnics. He rose to prominence, however, after his song “Baby Konga,” which was released in 2003 and quickly went viral. However, NBC later banned Baby Konga due to the song’s explicit lyrics.
Konga went on to release his debut album, “KONGA H2O,” featuring music stars like “2Face IDIBIA,” Dj Zeez, “Ja won si,” and Morachi on “Holl It” at the end of 2005. Lori Le by Project ft Konga is a popular song that many people will never forget, as it has a beat that will keep you on your feet even today.
Konga is known for singing in an ancient African language from Badagry called “Eno,” which is popular among traders in Kwara and Badagry. He is still the only Nigerian artist who makes music in this style. For those who are unaware, the Eno language was used during the slave trade era to communicate without revealing information to a third party.
Konga released a number of songs between 2008 and 2010, including Money Making Machine, Bebe ‘n Lo, and the popular street anthem ‘Kabakaba,’ which featured the late Dagrin and Remi Aluko. Konga’s album “KABAKABA” was released in June 2011 and featured YBNL boss Olamide in “Ewo Won,” J.J.C n 419 squads in “Serious Spending,” M.I & Buckwylla in “Call Me Boo,” and many more.
While Konga is still involved in music as the CEO of Funky Monkey Entertainment, he is no longer the well-known figure he once was.
There are no details about Konga’s wife or children, but he is thought to be married. Konga recounted how he survived a car accident and was robbed in November 2021.
- Baby Konga
- Gbese Soke
- Call Me Boo
- Bebe nlo
His estimated net worth is unknown, but he is living a stable life.