Mavin Records’ latest signee, Lifesize Teddy, is a breath of fresh air.
Lifesize Teddy is a confident, unique personality who creates and makes music in the Afro-fusion genre of music. Mavin Records recently unveiled her as their newest signee. Home to Rema, Ayra Starr and Johnny Drille, we anticipate great things from Lifesize Teddy. Her ability to mix traditional afro-soul sounds with rap and other genres in a seamless, ear-pleasing blend is part of the reason this multi-dimensional artist caught the eye of Mavin. Lifesize Teddy’s music is deeply inspired not only by the extraordinary but also by the mundane.
She sits with us and talks about her inspirations, her workflow and her plans for the future.
Can you tell us about your musical background and what inspired you to kick off your music career?
“My mom, and my whole family have always had music playing in the background. I can’t remember a time when music wasn’t playing in my head or around me. It has always been the way that I thrive. It has always been my coping mechanism. I started writing my own music when I was only nine years old. I started doing text battles as well on Facebook around that age and I used to beat grown people. Like grown rappers because no one knew it was a kid behind the keypad spitting bars. I just knew that I could do this so easily and thankfully it’s been so easy.”
How would you describe your music style and what do you think sets you apart from peers?
“For me, my music is a breath of fresh air. That in itself is what sets me apart. I have my own unique blend of afro and rap, my own fusion. It’s new, exciting, and fresh. Nobody has been here before. I’m really happy for people because they’re going to be listening to this!”