Biography profile: Spellz

Bio

Spellz was born Ben’Jamin Obadje in Lagos To Mr and Mrs Matthew Obadje from Delta state.His Dad, an engineer and mum, who unfortunately she passed on in 2011 December after a brief illness was a business woman. They both strived hard to give them a comfortable childhood. The name Spellz came from how his drum pattern and the melodies of his Beats made listeners feel like a spell was put on them with the Signature “LISTEN” on his productions. The fourth and last child from a family of six, When asked as a child what he wanted to become when he grew up, he didn’t hesitate to say he wanted to be a legend like Michael Jackson.

His Dad unconsciously was his first and greatest inspiration that lead him into music. He had a lot of old records and could play a few instruments. He attended Federal Government College, Idoani, Ondo State where he joined the music class in junior secondary, learnt some theoretical and rudimentary music and also learnt how to play the drum and wind instruments. He later proceeded to Covenant University to study Computer Science. Music was all He ever cared about, he left Covenant University after Three years . Spellz passion for music grew when he got into the university and had time to experiment on his talent with the likes of Dr Frabs, Bez, K-Switch, Pope and FShaw. He listened to any and everything that was musical, some as inspiration others as guideline to know what not to do with the music, and like an eager sponge, he was able to absorb everything he heard and teaching himself how to write songs, record, compose and mix. In 2009 he recorded and engineered the hugely successful dance-hall anthem ‘Champion’ by General Phype, and that was just the beginning. In the year 2011, he produced the 2012 anthem ‘Gaga Crazy’ by Chuddy K and also worked with 9ICE on ‘Mu Number’ and ‘On Point ft WizKid’ of his album BASHORUN GAA and VERSUS. He produced a couple of songs on the EME Mixtape namely ‘ROLL IT’, ‘LONDON GIRL’, ‘CHANGE’, ‘DONT DELAY’, ‘FOLLOW GO HOUSE’, ‘FIND MY TROUBLE’ just to name a few, and also worked with BankyW on his ‘RnBW’ album by producing ‘Find you’, ‘Good Good Loving’, ‘My way’ and ‘Good Good Loving rmx Ft Tuface”, where he was able to show his major strengths which are his ablity to adapt and be versatile in production. Some of his other notable works are; ‘My Dear’ by Dammy Krane, ‘Because of Love’ by D’Prince feat. Bracket and ‘Ojoro’ by D’Prince feat. Wande Coal. He worked on four tracks off the most anticipated album ‘Once Upon A Time’ by Tiwa Savage. “Folarin, Shout Out Ft Iceberg Slim and Sarkodie, Ejimafia, Stand As One Ft General Pype. Currently signed to 323 Entertainment under the able guidance of TJ ‘TeeBillz’ Balogun, Spellz Aka “Magik Boi” is bound to claim his spot in the music industry.

Birth Name: Ben’Jamin Obadje

Born: October 11

Genre: Afrobeats/Afropop

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