RapDon is a singer, rapper, and writer with great talent in writing rap lyrics, poetry, and pop music. RapDon was born in a rural village called Egiegi, now the oil-city of Warri in Delta State of Nigeria.RapDon, who’s real names are Christopher Odiley started composing music at the tender age of 10 in his Elementary School years. That was how far way back RapDon’s talent for music has developed. At that tender age, RapDon will perform at local events and school functions as one would expect. He was the leader of the primary school poetry and debate team that competed and won so many local school competitions. then.
Cut the chase, RapDon took his music to the next level when he formed the Group the “WindStars” and changed his name to Dillie Stovaz in the late 80s while he was in his finals in High School. Even back at High School RapDon would be the music student who always leads the school to sing and rap music competitions. Scooping multiple awards and recognition in all activities including poetry, debates, singing, rap, and dance competitions.
Fast-forward, RapDon recorded and released his first and debut album titled, “Let’s Pray” in the year 2000. The album launched in the fall of that year in Warri after being first released in Lagos, Nigeria to a nationwide warm reception that saw RapDon embarking on a highly successful media tour of the major national radio stations and tv broadcast channels. The track “Money Makes the World” debut at Number 1 in all radio stations and the video quickly shot to the top spot on all-time hip hop music videos in the country. Ever since then, music has been the major part of RapDon’s life. And this motivated RapDon to move to South Africa in the early 2000s where he has been involved in the business of music from setting up his studios, producing for indie artists, and mentoring other artists.
In 2013, Rap Don recorded the critically acclaimed Rap album, Frontline which contained hit tracks like “Frontline” widely accepted with greater followership among youth within the age of 17 to 25 in countries like the USA, Canad, Uk, and in major Africa countries like South Africa and Nigeria. As proof of his talent and authenticity, in the music industry, RapDon, kept on pushing his music career even though radio stations and tv houses in South Africa, were skeptical about a dope Rap album like “Frontline” as according to them, Kwaito was their main genre at the time.
Determined to keep his musical journey alive and kicking, RapDon, has been the forefront of developing younger talent and pushing the music industry further to accommodate, more independent artists and in fact creating a business module through which indie artists can excel in the music business. This he is doing through his platform, the Mor’geez Records, Morgeez Talent Management, Morgeez Music Distribution, Morgeez Magazine and the Morgeez Radio.