Lanre Fakeye, generally known in the music and entertainment circle as
Shakomended is a leading management individual with extensive experience,
background and contacts in the entertainment and music production fields. He is
an accomplished entertainer-executive, a Nigerian recording artiste who has
recorded close to 50 masters, released 13 songs with five of those having a
measure of popularity.
His track “Dopemu” from his debut album “Recommended by Shakomended” was
nominated as best indigenous concept at the 2008 edition of The Nigerian Music
Lanre is a graduate of Economics from the University of Calabar and has worked
as business development manager of Premier Records Limited and Moore
Entertainment & Production Ltd over the last five years ; he has also worked with
Tell Communications Limited, publishers of Tell magazine and Broad Street
Journal as a business entertainment reporter; and attended courses as a
copywriter, which he believes has equipped him for the challenges ahead.
Shakomended writes about love, life and everything in-between. From beneath
his graceful lyrics and sensual sound emerges his soul, which enraptures his
listeners as he effortlessly commands their attention. This handsome young dude
distinguishes himself from his contemporaries with his ability to align his creative
and analytical self.
With his music, this great Nigerian lyricist can surely pass for a ladies man with
the Midas touch. His friends call him “Don Juan ”, whiles ladies call him “The
Shakomended creates his own unique style of song-writing by giving hip hop and
highlife a soulful twist with a splash of blues. His musical style is unique in is own
sense of the word without necessarily being alien to his environment.
He was born on July 18, and shares the same date of birth with Nelson Mandela.
He draws his inspiration from Stevie Wonder who he says is his greatest musician
and vocalist, Lagbaja for his afro centric fusion and Puff Daddy for his crude