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RiSeSSion: Profile + Interview

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RiSeSSion: Interview

The first words that comes to your mind when you hear Inspiration, Passion, and Strength


Who are you? (Answer how you interpret this question)

I’m interpreting this very literally. I’m a 4th year marketing student at the university of Ottawa who started out as a spoken word artist and is now a recording artist. I was born in Nigeria but life has taken me to Qatar, South Africa before eventually ending up here in Canada. My name is Idris Lawal and I want to inspire people through my music. I also want to confuse a whole generation into misspelling a word like Fabolous & Ludacris.

Why do you do what you do?

Because it’s what I want to do. It’s inspired me throughout every facet of my life and I just feel like it’s my turn to be the inspirer

When did you know this is what you wanted to do, and what events led you to choose it?

Can’t think of specific events but I just remembered finding something I was really good at & choosing to stick with and build on it

Toughest thing you had to overcome to do what you do? And what/who helped you?

Funny story, I have like 3 different accents that come out at random times depending on my mood. Sometimes the words I put on paper would come out sounding different but practice makes perfect though. I’ve learnt to use it to my advantage and it has helped me develop my flow.

Has anyone/anything ever inspired you to become who you are (to follow your dreams)? Have you ever inspired anyone directly?

Really everyone who I’ve come across in life. I try to see the good in everybody, put that into words and share it with the rest of the world

One mistake that you made in your journey? How have you learnt from them?

Don’t jump onto every opportunity just because it looks good at that time. Do you & as long as you don’t compromise your standards, things always work out.

Upcoming projects? Plans/goal? (about anything, if you have any)

I’m working on an EP titled ‘Free.92’. It’s an EP that I aim for every millennial, generation Y, 90s Kid to relate to. Life, love, responsibility etc.

What advice would you give to other people? (Just about life in general - It could be about anything)

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RiSeSSion: Profile

Full name

Idris Lawal (RiSeSSion)



Place of Birth? (city, country)

Lagos, Nigeria

Where you live now? (city, country)

Ottawa, Canada

Origins (where parents are from)? (city, country)

Lagos, Nigeria. (I’ve also lived in Doha, Qatar & Cape-Town, South Africa)

First Language?


What do you do? (Profession/Occupation)


How long have you been doing it?

2 years

Fav Song

Michael Jackson – Human Nature

Fav Musician/Vocal artist/Rapper/Singer

KiD CuDi (Favourite rapper is NaS)

Fav Movie

City of God

Fav Actor/Actress

Idris Elba/ Zoe Saldana

Fav Sport to watch


Fav Sport to play


Let me know how you guys like this post at  -Amir :)