Larry Ndianefo, popularly known as Larry Gaaga, is a Nigerian songwriter, recording artist, music producer, and record label executive.
He sings predominantly in Pop, R&B, Afro-pop, and hip hop. The singer’s official Instagram account is @larrygaaga with almost 700 thousand followers.
Larry Gaaga was born on August 25, 1981, in Lagos State in Nigeria. Gaaga is indigenous to Abia State in the Eastern part of the nation.
The artist had his basic education in his state of origin in Abia state, after that, he relocated to Lagos State and attended the University of Lagos for his tertiary education.
How Gaaga’s Career Started.
Larry Gaaga started his career in the entertainment industry in 2012, he started as the General Manager of YSG Entertainment, a Nigerian music label, managing the young rapper Vector’s career. He went on to feature on one of Vector’s tracks, “Get Down” with music superstar 2Baba.
IMPORTANT LIFE EVENTS
Although Larry Gaaga has been in the music industry since 2012 it was until 2017 when he featured on the 2Baba track “Gaaga shuffle” that his fame skyrocketed. The song was titled after one of Larry Gaaga’s signature dance moves. Dapiano, the song’s producer, said the track was not planned. It came about when the two artists heard the track at the studio and it was recorded within the time-space of 30 minutes. It was due to the high success rate of this song that Gaaga got the motivation to go after his passion for music and entertaining.
Since Larry Gaaga has commenced his career as a musician he has released a few songs and also starred in a few, listed below are Larry Gaaga songs so far;
- Iworiwo Ft. 2baba Shawa Shawa Ft Dj Neptune, Slimcase, Olamide, CDQ
- Doe Ft Davido
- Baba Nla Ft 2baba, Burna Boy & D’Banj
- Azaman ft. Slimcase, 2baba & Peruzzi
- Wonderful Ft. Sarkodie, Wande Coal
- Sho Ja Ft. Base One
- Kiri Koko Ft Shina Peller, Broda Shaggi
- Low Ft Wizkid
- In My Head ft Patoranking
- Doubting Thomas ft Davido, Umu Obiligbo
- Man No Be God Ft. Charass
- Abeg Ft. Magnito, Uzikwendu, Slow Dogg, and Zoro
Larry Gaaga who before 2017 is not considered a musician has done exceptionally well in the industry unlike an average rookie like in 2018 when Larry Gaaga released five hit singles, which include; ‘Wonderful’ featuring Wande Coal and Ghanian artist Sarkodie, and ‘Doe’ featuring Davido. He also worked with prominent artists like Burna Boy, D’banj, Base One, DJ Neptune, among others. Likewise, in the same year, Gaaga signed a record deal with Universal Music Group Nigeria.
The following year Gaaga collaborated with 2Baba for the second time to release a love song titled ‘Iworiwo’. Subsequently, after that, he released ‘Low’, a collaboration with Wizkid, that has amassed over 11 million views on YouTube since. Even though Gaaga is a signed artist under the Universal Music Group Nigeria, he is still the CEO of Gaaga Muzik.
It was disclosed that Larry Gaaga had worked very hard on the soundtrack album for the sequel of Living in Bondage one of Nollowood’s hit movies. The album also featured artists like Davido, Flavour, Peruzzi, Patoranking, and 2Baba in October of 2019.
Besides being in the entertainment industry, Gaaga is also an oil and gas executive, and a board member of KL Oil and Gas. Larry Gaaga also has contract deals as a brand ambassador for D’usse and Afa Sports.
Larry Gaaga has created a name and brand for himself hence why his name will come up while naming prominent people in the entertainment industry, that is why in 2012, he was nominated for “Entertainment Man of the Year” at the Nigerian Entertainment Awards.
Gaaga is a very wealthy man with numerous sources of income and his net worth is estimated to be 4 million dollars.
Other Interesting Facts.
The marital status of the 40-year-old artist is unknown as he has kept that part of his life away from the public.