Like the award-winning and popular Nigerian rapper, Folarin Falana, a.k.a, Falz the Bad Guy, Adesoga Bisuga is torn between two passions. Although he is a lawyer, his love for music is cool. His two-fold love is akin to that of the celebrated Russian playwright and short story writer, Anton Chekhov, who despite being a doctor, also devotes a great deal of time to writing.
Bisuga, whose stage name is Train, easily comes across as a fast-rising and versatile artiste. He is not only a singer, but he is also a rapper and songwriter.
Describing his kind of music, he said, “My kind of music is a blend of rap and afro music. As a matter of fact, I play afro-music, afro-beat, afro-pop and afro-fusion. I have always preferred contemporary African tunes, the type that usually accompanied with heavy percussions.”
For the emerging Nigerian musician, fitting into the highly competitive music industry has not been quite smooth. Claiming that he has faced challenges in the areas of funding and promotion, he says, “The music scene in the country is filled with many great artistes and performers who have had a similar experience. Also, there are wanna-be musicians who are struggling, in spite of the odds, to find their feet. For me, I just need support. Getting this is my greatest challenge at the moment.’’
However, Bisuga believes that his ability to make music across different genres gives him a clear advantage over artistes and he hopes this will help to push his music to audiences across the country. “I intend to use my music to advance promote the Yoruba culture and social values globally,’’ he adds.