Idris Lawal
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Idris Lawal

Toronto, Ontario, Canada | Established. Jan 01, 2018

Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Established on Jan, 2018
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Idris Lawal @ Page One Cafe & Bar

Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Toronto, Ontario, Canada



"Premier: Jordan"

"... Jordan is a melting pot of soul, R&B and futuristic rap production, all of which swirls around Lã's instantly warming guitar licks. In it, Lawal gets deep and spiritual as he celebrates life and his own heritage through his high-concept lyricism. A bold and head-turning opening gambit, our interest in the rest of the EP has definitely been piqued." - Complex UK

"Idris Lawal's Debut Showcase Is Only The Beginning"

After only a year and a half in Toronto, Nigerian artist Idris Lawal is already making waves on Toronto’s music scene. On Thursday March 14th, he premiered the music video for his newest single JORDAN, followed by a performance of new songs that are set to be released in 2019.

“Expect a new single in a couple of months,” he told the sold out crowd at Page One Cafe in Toronto. - Pops Culture


Still working on that hot first release.



Born in Lagos, Nigeria in 1992 – Idris Lawal is a musician & 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 multi-genre sound 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.

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