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Mavins Presents Lifesize Teddy: Debut Eponymous EP Out Now!

Lifesize Teddy

The Nigerian emcee Lifesize Teddy is welcomed to Mavin Records’ illustrious roster.

The moment has arrived once again as Mavin Records continues its proven tradition of signing new artists, releasing debut EPs, and witnessing their rapid rise to stardom. In their customary fashion, they unveil an exceptionally gifted artist who has been nurtured under careful guidance and is now poised for a grand debut.

Allow us to introduce you to Lifesize Teddy, a rapper originating from the vibrant city of Port Harcourt. It’s worth highlighting that she shares her hometown with some of the industry’s most esteemed and exceptionally talented artists, such as Burna Boy, Omah Lay, and Dandizzy, adding to the rich creative tapestry of the city.

Lifesize Teddy is set to make a significant impact in an industry that lacks prominent female emcees. Standing out as a breath of fresh air, she is destined to become a revolutionary force in the music scene. Her exceptional versatility sets her apart; she effortlessly transitions between roles as a rapper, singer, songwriter, and poet, adapting to various artistic forms as the situation demands.

Delving deeper into Lifesize Teddy’s background, her birth name is Banigo Apiafi Treasure. Raised in the culturally diverse Bonny Island in Port Harcourt, her upbringing was influenced by a blend of local and foreign elements, which have shaped her unique persona. Her mother played a pivotal role in inspiring her musical and poetic journey, unknowingly molding her creative essence.

During her formative years, she immersed herself in her mother’s cassette collection, absorbing the sounds of iconic artists like Asa, Rex Lawson, Brenda Fassie, and Shania Twain. These influences laid the foundation for her music, leaving discernible traces in her compositions. Her initiation into music began at the tender age of 12, sparked by the impact of Kanye West’s legendary album “College Dropout.” Her emotionally rich delivery finds expression through her pen as a poet, resulting in captivating musical experiences for her listeners.

As part of her introduction, she has unveiled an EP consisting of five masterfully crafted tracks that showcase her versatility and prowess as both a singer and rapper. After graduating with a degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Maritime Port Harcourt, she engaged with the university’s rap community, refining her skills and honing her craft.

Lifesize Teddy seamlessly blends contemporary relatability with the timeless essence of the artists who paved the way before her. Fearlessly weaving her emotions into her lyrics, she embodies a fusion of innate talent and honed skill. It is evident that she is a rising star destined to leave an indelible mark on the global music stage.




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