Lekan Osifeso Jr., born April 28, 1996, better known as Lojay, is a talented Nigerian singer, songwriter, and performing artist. With his song “Monalisa,” in which he collaborates with Chris Brown and Sarz, he reached its highest point at number 8 on the Billboard U.S. Afrobeat Songs list.
|Full Name:||Lekan Osifeso Jr|
|Date of Birth:||April 28, 1996|
|Place of Birth:||Ikorodu, Lagos|
|State of Origin:||Lagos State|
Early Life and Education
In 2018, Lojay achieved his graduation milestone from the University of Portsmouth in the United Kingdom.
His family’s residences spanned from Ikorodu to Victoria Island. Even in his early years, Lekan exhibited a strong affinity and aptitude for music.
His journey began during his time at the Nigerian Turkish Secondary School, where he played an active role in a local rap ensemble named Dkoy.
During his stint with Dkoy, he unleashed hits like “Kilode.” As part of his upbringing, Lojay adhered to a family routine that involved regular church attendance due to his mother’s pastoral role, shaping his formative years.
Throughout his youth, Chris Brown held a special place as one of his cherished musical inspirations.
The moniker “Lojay” is an acronym derived from the initials of his full name, “Lekan Osifeso Junior” (LO-J).
His affinity for music and singing ignited during his teenage years and carried him through his adolescence.
Demonstrating remarkable versatility, he navigates various music genres with ease, effortlessly transitioning between them.
In 2016, Lojay commenced his professional musical journey while balancing the demands of being an undergraduate. Subsequently, after completing his degree, he wholeheartedly embraced music as his primary pursuit.
December 2017 saw the release of his inaugural EP, “Midnight Vibes,” featuring five captivating tracks: “Atarodo,” “Alomo,” “Kele,” “10K Splaw,” and “Whine & Bubble.”
His musical trajectory continued with the release of the single “Ariel” in 2019, followed by “Ogogoro” in 2020.
Between his initial entry into the music scene in 2016 and his breakthrough hits in 2021, Lojay unveiled a series of singles, including “Along,” “Kuli Kuli,” and “Over the Bar,” among others.
May 2021 marked a significant milestone with the launch of his sophomore EP, “LV N ATTN” (derived from “Love and Attention”), a collaborative effort alongside producer Sarz.
Comprising five tracks, the EP showcased his breakout singles “Tonongo” and “Monalisa,” the latter later receiving a remix featuring Chris Brown.
The EP also featured the titular track “LV N ATTN,” a collaboration with Wizkid, along with “Panty!” and “Park O X3.”
This release earned him a coveted nomination for The Headies’ next-rated artist category for the 2021–2022 year.
In November 2021, he and Zlatan Ibile were featured by DJ Neptune on the song “Only Fan.
The year 2022 saw Lojay participate in the Heineken UEFA Champions League trophy tour within Nigeria’s borders.
In March 2023, Lojay unveiled his second solo EP, aptly titled “Gangster Romantic.” Adding to his accomplishments, “Monalisa” was granted Silver certification by the British Phonographic Industry (BPI) later that same month.
Lojay Net Worth
Lojay has an estimated net worth of around $200,000. He has made an impact in music since he rose to prominence.
Who is Lojay’s Girlfriend?
Lojay is not married currently, and he is single. He was previously in a relationship with an undisclosed lady. He broke up with her after some differences between them.