In a fascinating revelation, Kingsley Okorie, half of the popular Nigerian highlife band, The Cavemen, shares the story of why he decided to pursue a career in music, leaving behind his lawyer certification.
He said, “Music has always been my first love,” adding that after Law school he decided to do music professionally with his brother, Benjamin, instead of practising as a lawyer.
He made this known while appearing on the latest episode of The Nancy Isime Show alongside his brother and bandmate, Benjamin Okorie.
Benjamin said, “Unlike my brother, I refused to go to the university and instead went to a music school.”
“He [Kingsley] went to the university, I refused to go to the university. I went to a music school, studied music for two years. Then we now came back together,” Benjamin added.
Kingsley inferred: “After law school, I came back to the house and I told my brother, ‘Yo, in law school while I was going to a civil litigation class, I thought about it cause I was in Kano, I’m away from Lagos and Abuja where I would get gigs, so I think I’m in a cave. I think I’m a caveman.’ And my brother was like, yeah that is the name.”
Benjamin further explained, “I have been playing the drum since I was 2. I failed WEAC, I told my mum that I want to go to the music school and she said okay. The firstborn [Kingsley] is pursuing his law career as being the firstborn, so there was no pressure on me, which was perfect to do what I really love. And that is what we are using to feed the family now.”
The Cavemen’s harmonious blend of music has not only fulfilled their artistic dreams but has also become a means of supporting their family.
Through their melodic tunes, they have carved a unique path to success, showcasing that embracing one’s true passion can lead to remarkable achievements.