Larry Gaaga

Larry Gaaga
Birth nameLarry Ndianefo
Genres
Occupation(s)Record Producer, Musician
Years active2011–present
LabelsUniversal Music Group, Gaaga Records
Associated acts

Larry Ndianefo, professionally known as Larry Gaaga, is a Nigerian songwriter, recording artist, music producer, and record label executive. He gained notoriety with the success of ‘Gaaga Shuffle’, a song he performed alongside Innocent ‘2Baba’ Idibia.[1]

Early career

Larry Gaaga began his career in the entertainment industry in 2011 as the General Manager of YSG Entertainment, managing the career of rapper Vector.[2] He went on to feature on one of Vector’s tracks, “Get Down” alongside 2Baba.[2] That same year, he was nominated for “Entertainment Man of the Year” at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.[3]

Gaga Shuffle

In 2017, 2Baba released a collaborative track featuring Larry Gaaga, titled “Gaga Shuffle”,[4] the song was named after one of Larry Gaaga's signature dance moves.[2] According to the song’s producer, Dapiano, the track was completely unplanned - it came about when both artists heard the track at the studio and was recorded within 30 minutes.[1] It was the success of this song that encouraged Gaaga to pursue his passion for music and performing.

2018-present

In 2018, Larry Gaaga released five hit singles, including ‘Wonderful’ featuring Wande Coal and Sakordie, and ‘Doe’ featuring Davido. He also collaborated with artists like Burna Boy, D’banj, Basetone, DJ Neptune and Charass. That same year, Gaaga secured a record deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria.[5]

In 2019, Gaaga teamed up with 2Baba again to release the love song ‘Iworiwo’.[6] Soon after he released ‘Low’, a collaboration with Wizkid, that has already amassed over 11 million views on YouTube.[7] While Gaaga is signed to Universal Music Group Nigeria, he remains the CEO of Gaaga Muzik.

In October 2019, it was revealed that Larry Gaaga had worked extensively on the soundtrack album for the sequel of one of Nigeria's premiere film productions, Living in Bondage. The album also featured Davido, Flavour, Peruzzi, Patoranking and 2Baba.[8][9]

Other ventures

In addition to music, Gaaga is an oil and gas executive, and sits on the board of KL Oil and Gas.[10] Larry Gaaga is also a brand ambassador for both D’usse and Afa Sports.

Discography

  • Iworiwo Ft. 2baba Shawa Shawa Ft Dj Neptune, Slimcase, Olamide, CDQ
  • Doe Ft Davido
  • Baba Nla Ft 2baba, Burna Boy & D’Banj
  • Man No Be God Ft. Charass
  • Azaman ft. Slimcase, 2baba & Peruzzi
  • Wonderful Ft. Sarkodie, Wande Coal
  • Sho Ja Ft. Base One
  • Kiri Koko Ft Shina Peller, Broda Shaggi
  • Low Ft Wizkid
  • In My Head ft Patoranking

References

  1. ^ a b "The true story of how 2face Idibia created 'Gaga shuffle' by pure luck". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  2. ^ a b c "How is he making hits without actually doing anything?". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  3. ^ "Larry Gaaga". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  4. ^ "CHECK OUT 2BABA'S VISUAL FOR 'GAGA SHUFFLE' FT LARRY GAAGA". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  5. ^ "LARRY GAAGA BAGS RECORDING DEAL WITH UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  6. ^ "Larry Gaaga – "Iworiwo" ft. 2Baba". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  7. ^ "Larry Gaaga - Low ft. Wizkid". Retrieved 2 September 2019.
  8. ^ "Davido, Peruzzi, 2Baba, Patoranking join Larry Gaaga on 'Living in Bondage' soundtrack". Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  9. ^ "Davido, Larry Gaga are up for 'Living in Bondage: Breaking Free' soundtrack". Retrieved 12 November 2019.
  10. ^ "Larry Gaaga: The Mystery Man That Is Behind Many Hit Songs". Retrieved 2 September 2019.

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