Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1992 – Idris Lawal is a musician, creative strategist & brand designer. Spending parts of his development years in various countries – Nigeria – Qatar – South-Africa – Canada, his early exposure to different cultures became the foundation for his inter-disciplinary focus today.
Initially fronting an Ottawa based alt-rap music group – tadé – he now resides in Toronto where he releases music, solo as Idris Lawal. He is also a Creative Advertising Executive at Ogilvy, honing his passion for building brands.
He earned a Marketing & Entrepreneurship degree from the Telfer School of Management - University of Ottawa, and then went on to attend the Music Industry Arts program at Algonquin College, Ottawa. It was during these years that Idris Lawal would develop his love for converging the different fields of music, copy, and design.