In as much as size is nothing, Emmanuel Olaoluwa better known by the stage name – Big Man has proven beyond reasonable doubt that size has nothing to do with talent and potentials.
Born and raised in Bariga, few of the notorious suburbs still existing on the mainland in Lagos, Nigeria. He was discovered in December of 2015 during a hood reggae dancehall challenge tagged ITAL SOUNDS RIDDIM CLASH REPPING UR HOOD AJ CITY Vs FESTAC. It is pertinent to note this CLASH culture within reggae dancehall has assisted in shaping the future and careers of number of artistes within this genre in Jamaica and the World beyond. Ital Sounds as a sound system has continued to push and advance this culture in Nigeria despite the reluctance and short-sightedness of artistes.
Big Man has come to understand the culture of reggae dancehall music and importance of the various and numerous mentorship and tutelage he receives from Ital Sounds team. Within the first half of 2016, Big Man has proven to his fans and foes that patience and dedication are some of the hallmarks of success.
He copiously wowed the audiences at different intervals within the outgoing year (2016), some of these moments includes; the memorial celebration of Afrobeat Legend – Fela at New Afrika Shrine in Ikeja, Reggae Legend – Bob Marley’s Remembrance at All Seasons Hotel garden in Gowon estate and Freedom Park, Nigeria then colonial prison turn centre for Arts and Cultural events. With his feet consistently on the accelerator for success Big Man would eventually emerge as the next big thing for reggae dancehall music in Nigeria (African).
He is beginning to master the sing-jay style from the various mentorships received from the Ital Sounds Team. The classroom effect live on stage every Tuesday at the New Afrika Shrine is indeed evident in his delivery and overall performance. The WORD they say is enough for the WISE, the question is HOW WISE ARE YOU?