Daramola, the signature producer for The Social Club Misfits that led to their Capitol Records deal, is now releasing his second full length album. From Nigeria, Daramola’s sound shatters stereotypes with world music melodies, distinctly pop sounds, and big beats.
Daramola has distinctly Christian lyrics, which he expresses not only in English lyrics, but also in Yoruba, and with Karen Inder, backing him up in Spanish. The result is a beautiful expression of how Christian music is changing and reaching new audiences, not only on the wave of Christian hip hop in America, but also across the world. Daramola’s ground-breaking sound can already be heard on Gary Vee’s YouTube channel, and on one of the biggest radio stations in Africa, THE BEAT 99.9 (Lagos, London).
The new album focuses on positive messages ranging from anti-drug, to breaking through barriers, enduring in relationships, and getting rid of things in life that hold you back.
The Nigerian-born creative grew up in an environment of artistry, courtesy of his mother, Gbemi Olaleye, who is a seasoned Gospel artist in the country.
He also recently became a member of the Sony/ATV publishing family. He also is a member of the newly created talent incubator Neon16, formed by Lex Borrero (Roc Nation Latin) and Tainy (Roc Nation, Cardi B, Bad Bunny, etc). Daramola has also penned and produced for a number major label acts such as Roc Nation, Reach Records/Columbia, Capitol Records, and Armada Records.
Daramola has won a Dove Award, charted on Billboard multiple times, and produced for a number of artists. Between 2008-2015, he produced music for multi-GRAMMY award-winning rapper Lecrae (Columbia Records), Andy Mineo (Reach Records), Brisco (collaborations with Lil Wayne, Flo Rida, DJ Khaled & also a YMCMB artist etc.), and Billboard-charting duo The Social Club Misfits, for whom he crafted a sound that helped launch the South Florida-based hip-hop phenoms. Daramola’s work also led The Social Club Misfits to a partnership deal with Capitol Records.
Daramola’s debut album, “The Last Time I Tried” was released on Feb. 24 2017, and peaked at Number 7 on the iTunes & Apple Music World Genre charts.