Nigerian music sensation, Habeeb Opeyemi Kazeem, widely known and referred to as CaZe Montana, has said despite his current status as a successful artiste, he was never born into a rich family.
Speaking with reporters in Lagos, CaZe also gave insight into his background and his record label.
CaZe Montana said: “First of all, let me clarify; because I know a lot of people will say he is from a rich home, he is this or that. Forget all these flashy things you are seeing now.
“Although my parents are not poor, I was born into a middle-class family. I wasn’t born with a silver spoon.
“I was born and raised in Lagos. I run FMINC Entertainment Company, which is also based in Lagos.”
On his inspiration and kind of music: “I am very versatile, but my sounds can be described as Afro Mix. I draw my inspiration from sound and energy around.
“I am the new phase of Nigerian music. I have got everything it takes to make my music a global entity,” he boasted.
CaZe Montana, who was born in the 80s, currently has two new singles— “Sonto” and “Lowo Freetyle”— which are fast becoming a national anthem in Nigeria.
He has worked with big Nigerian stars, which include Olamide, DJ Maphorisa, Orezi, Skibbi, Mystro, Sarz, Phellz and many more.
Having had his primary school in Lagos, CaZe Montana moved to Federal Government Collage in Ondo State for his higher education.
He proceeded to Kuala Lumpur Metropolitan University in Malaysia, where he obtained a degree in Multimedia, before deciding to pursue his musical career.
He once performed at one of the biggest clubs in Malaysia, 1145. After an amazing reception, CaZe moved on to dominate the club scene in Asia, having numerous one-man shows across the popular clubs.
According to CaZe Montana, the Executive Director of Fresh Movement Inc, his dream is to own one of Africa’s top entertainment company, so as to enable more African talents to flourish through the platform on an international spectrum.