Kingsley Okorie, a Nigerian singer who is one half of the popular Nigerian highlife band, The Cavemen, has talked about his career.
He revealed why he chose to do music professionally despite being a certified lawyer.
He said music has always been his first love, adding that after Law school he decided to do music professionally with his brother, Benjamin instead of practising as a lawyer.
Benjamin said, unlike his brother, he refused to go to the university and instead went to a music school.
“He [Kingsley] went to the university, I refused to go to the university. I went to a music school, studied music for two years. Then we now came back together.
Kingsley inferred: “After law school, I came back to the house and I told my brother, ‘Yo, in law school while I was going to a civil litigation class, I thought about it cause I was in Kano, I’m away from Lagos and Abuja where I would get gigs, so I think I’m in a cave. I think I’m a caveman.’ And my brother was like, yeah that is the name.”
Benjamin added: “I have been playing the drum since I was 2. I failed WEAC, I told my mum that I want to go to the music school and she said okay. The firstborn [Kingsley] is pursuing his law career as being the firstborn so there was no pressure on me which was perfect to do what I really love. And that is what we are using to feed the family now.”