Stephen Olaitan Oladeji, popularly know as Galaybanton, has said wants to raise the consciousness of the people through his music.
He said it is the stories that he passes through his music that makes him passionate about music. He added that he writes music that touches the soul.
The talented singer and dancer, who started off loving music at the age of just 13 years; but then became a professional when he turned 25 years.
Still waiting to drop a project in the year 2021, he has had some major tracks back in 2020.
Born and raised in Agege, Lagos, Nigeria, he attended Shade Private School and Lagos Baptist Secondary School Orile, Agege, Lagos State. He then went ahead to further his education by acquiring a bachelor of science in banking and finance at The Polytechnic, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. Having lived most of his life in Nigeria, at the age of 19, Oladeji moved to South Africa to get better as a musician.
Speaking in an interview, he said that music is in-born in him and that it has been in him from his past life. “It is a talent from within; nothing made me want to become a musician; it has been in me from my past life and finding myself makes me know that I am a born artiste and music is the only way to express the artistic in me.”
Speaking on where his energy comes from, he said, “My strength comes from God within. Galaybanton’s sound features Afrobeat and pop music to create the genre known as “Afropop”. As an artiste, he says he draws inspiration from Fela Anikulapo, Michael Jackson and Ayinla Omowura while also saying their messages sent across and the level of their art are what he admires so much.
With fans waiting for his next project to drop, there are pundits who say that they will receive so much airplay in and around Africa. Also being active on his social media platforms, he tends to be also a style lover and also keeping his fans updated about his everyday life in his musical career.
On what his next move will be, the musician said that he takes a day at a time, adding that he has lot of things in front of his and is taking one by one.
“I know I can heal the new world,” he said.