Vocalist and 3rd hottest singer in Imo state, Leo Saint, opened up about his life, type of music in a chat with Navicorp on Friday, 1 December 2017.
How do you manage to get so much love from the crowd whenever you’re performing?…
‘I don’t really know’.. Leo Saint says with a wide smile.
‘I do RnB and Afro Pop and everything in between except rap, he tells me again with the smile still on his face.’
I’ve watched him perform a couple of times and each time his performance is electrifying. He is still an unknown artiste but the love he gets from the crowd is over the top. It makes you wonder how he does it.
Leo’s magic is in the type of music he does. His music cuts across RnB and electronic sounds, inspired by so many years of listening to Michael Jackson, Usher and Neyo.
He managed to find a niche in his music and he has developed it so well that he’s now a master in it. Many musicians fail to do this and that’s what separates an upcoming musician from a star artiste.
I listened to a lot of Michael Jackson, Usher and Neyo while growing up. In Nigeria, I listen to Wizkid, Mr Eazi and Adekunle Gold. These sounds put together make up my music, Leo Saint tells me. My music is evolving and I hope to conquer the global scene, not just Nigeria, he continues.
He’s telling the truth. His kind of music can only be inspired by those musicians he mentioned. They reflect on his single “In the Air” produced by EnzyPro.
Leo combines influences from the West and Afro Pop sounds resident in Nigeria to come up with sounds like that.
I have no major sponsors now but I get a lot of help from my producer, EnzyPro. He’s the one shooting the video for “In the air” which is dropping soon, Leo tells me.
Leo has close resemblances with Mr Eazi, Adekunle Gold, Mr May D and Dammy Krane. When I asked him which one of these musicians he’d like to record a song with if the opportunity comes, he easily mentioned Mr Eazi and later added Adekunle Gold as a second option.
Leo Saint’s artistry and demeanor are what draws him to the crowd whenever he’s performing and not his fame. He doesn’t have that yet.
DOWNLOAD MP3: Leo Saint – In D Air