Everything to know about Nigerian singer Konga

Konga is a veteran Afro-pop Nigerian singer who reigned in the 2000s, an era where the likes of 2Baba, D’banj, Martin’s, among others, were the popular faces in the Nigerian music industry.

However, like many of the singers from that era, Konga has faded into oblivion and little is known about him.

Recently, Konga was in the news after he called out Nigerian music producer and owner of Mavin record label, Don Jazzy for now acknowledging him for the role he played in introducing Wande Coal to him

This comes after Don Jazzy, in an interview, revealed he was hurt when Wande Coal left Mavin record label to start his Black Diamond label.

For those who don’t know Konga, he was popular for his song Baby Konga that trending the media back then.

To know more about Konga, continue reading this article.

Profile Summary

Full name Lawal Olawale Olumo
Stage name Konga
Gender Male
Date of birth Jan 9
Age late 40s
Place of birth Lagos state
Nationality Nigerian
Profession Singer

Konga’s biography

His full name is Lawal Olalekan Olumo, and he was born on the 9th of Janurary, there are, however, no details on his year of birth, but he is believed to be in his late 40s.

Konga had his childhood in Ebutte Metta, the same area popular singer and actor Banky W grew up from. There are no details of who Konga’s parents or siblings are.

The Baby Konga crooner is a Nigerian by birth and celebrates his birth on the 9th of January every year.

Education

Konga had his primary and secondary school education in Lagos state but there are no details on whether he proceeded further.

Career

Konga has been interested in the music industry since when he was a young boy singing all over Ebutte Meta area of Lagos state. He would however make it to the limelight after his song “Baby Konga” released in 2003 went viral.

Baby Konga was however later banned by the NBC owing to the explicit lyrics in the song.

After his rise to fame, Konga went on to release his debut album titled ”KONGA H2O”, featuring the Nigerian music star “2Face IDIBIA“, Dj Zeez on the track “Ja won si” , and Morachi on “Holl It” at the end of 2005.

One of the popular songs many wouldn’t forget in a hurry is Lori Le by project ft Konga, as the song came with a beat that would surely get you on your feet even to date.

Konga is known for using an ancient African language from Badagry called “Eno” to render is song and remains the only Nigerian artist who does music in this pattern.

For those who may not know, the Eno language was used during the slave trade era as a way to communicate but codedly.

During the year 2008 to 2010, Konga dropped some series of songs which included, Money making machine, Bebe ‘n Lo, and the popular street anthem Kabakaba featuring the late Dagrin and Remi Aluko.

Konga’s album titled “KABAKABA was released in June 2011, and featured the likes of YBNL boss Olamide in Ewo won, J.J.C n 419 squad In serious spending, M.I, & Buckwylla in Call me boo and many more.

While Konga is still involved in music, he is however no longer a popular face as he used to be back in the days.

Personal Life

There are no details of who Konga’s wife is, but he is believed to be married. In November 2021, Konga recounted how he survived a car accident and was robbed.

Net Worth

There are no details on Konga net worth, but he is living a comfortable lifestyle.