Kaestyle

Kaestyle’s carefully crafted music is his unique connector from Port Harcourt to Lagos

Kaestyle has never been one to shy away from R&B; carefully crafting his musicality to the fine blends of influence of PH-city where he grew up and the musical influences he was surrounded with, the artist has embraced solely this genre, ignoring the fact that his growing environment wasn’t one to borrow a stem from this genre or the fact that many Port Harcourt artists tend to run away from being identified as one.


Asserting clearly that music is what he was made for, Kaestyle is one of the budding new generation artists who while opposing the tongues of religion, understands that not only is talent a prerequisite for an artist, luck is equally needed. The singer believes that both are needed and cannot be independently distinct from each other. “You need luck, but at the same time you have to be prepared. There has to be the ‘I know my craft’, and then luck comes in”, he explains.

Although cliché and closely related to the words that spew out from every artist’s mouth, Kaestyle’s music is born from experiences and is a deep reflection of his personality. He reaffirms how for every of his record, you’re able to unwrap an inkling of his personality, coupled with the consistency he ensures to input in his work. “Garbage in, garbage out” was the phrase the R&B artist used to tag how his music reflects experiences and things surrounding him.

As a Port Harcourt bred boy, who grew also from the city, Kaestyle can confidently assume the stance of one who the movement from the city to yet another city, Lagos at that, did not affect his sound or music, while it is only but a spark in the experiences he gathers for his music. His music is from the stems of the city he grew up in.

“That’s for my fans to know and for you to find out” is exactly how Kaestyle gave a response to the spice he feels his music has, which is singular to him as an artist in the large Nigerian music industry—giving a chuckled response, we deduce that though he might not be aware of the elixir his vocals, lyrics and melodies carry, only his true fans can point the magnificence of his music which has them hooked to his artistry.

Growing from being a struggling artist with the desperation to be heard and revered in the music landscape, Kaestyle sees no other virtues that has held him on for so long other than consistency. The ability to push through and remain headstrong is what he believes he possess which has set him to the current level of where he is.

As unbelievable as it might sound, this artist has never been one to put himself in comparison with other artists or be found in a debate on conversations of who was the better artist. However, the only pressure Kaestyle has ever found himself is to achieve in a year following his signing to KeyQaad, what Omah Lay was able to achieve right after his. Both artists being the leading figures in the record label, Kaestyle feels no need to compare his music with that of his colleague, given how their choice of music was two entirely different things.

One key thing he was able to learn following the pressure and the need to meet the standards he set for himself after signing with his record label was the process. The artist regardless of all was appreciative of his ability to make music with Omah Lay and the evolving growth he has been able to amass for himself over the years.

A true fan of Kaestyle’s music will see that though he makes R&B music, his lyrical pattern does not follow this genre—during the interview, the artist cites how his music is defined by the hip-hop stricken city where he comes from and this has largely affected the way his lyrics are—though looking like rap and Afrobeats, his music still is defined as R&B.

It might seem generally that Kaestyle’s standout is obvious as his music doesn’t toe the line of his peers from PH—the likes of Omah Lay, Ajebo Hustlers, amongst others whose music are blends of hip-hop and Afrobeats.
In the artist’s opinion, the influx of Port Harcourt’s rising artists is on a high and this should have been an occurrence that should’ve happened long before now, with the spree of many talents from the city and the limited platforms accessible to them, unlike in Lagos and the artists who are often offered proper platforms to thrive. This influx in not-so-clear terms was concluded as ‘expected’.

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