It’s eLDee’s birthday today – for those of you who do not know. And as FAB, we send a huge birthday hugs to our debut issue ‘coverboy’ on his birthday.

The Music Don, the Architect of Nigerian hip-hop industry, Lanre Dabiri aka eLDee, we wish you much joy, prosperity, blessings today and in years to come.

Thank you for being a life-long friend and supporter of FAB Magazine.

Have a FAB Birthday!

eLDee The DON

Music career


In 1998, eLDee and his high school friend “Kaboom” teamed up with “Freestyle”, and the group Trybesmen was born. Subsequently, eLDee founded his own independent label, Trybe Records, to support the group. They had two hit singles in 1999; “Trybal Marks” and “Shake Bodi”. Trybesmen’s debut album was released shortly afterward, titled L.A.G. Style.


After moving to the United States in 2002, eLDee recorded a solo album titled Long Time Coming and followed up with Return of the King in 2006. The latter album earned various nominations and awards for both videos and songs, including the Nigerian Entertainment Award for “Best International Album”.

His songs include “I go yarn”, “Champion”, “African Chiquito” and “Bosi Gbangba”. eLDee has produced and directed numerous videos both for Nigerian and international artists.

Trybe Records

Trybe Records developed artists such as Sasha, who won the Kora’s Most Promising Artist Award in 2004, 2Shots, Trybesmen, eLDee, Lequse, olaDele, Timi, Proto and Sid, who is now a member of the Mo-hits Records label.

eLDee came up with a collaboration of all the artists on the record label and named them Da Trybe. They produced singles “Work it out” and “Oya” in 2002, and the album BIG Picture in 2005.

Long Time Coming

Long Time Coming is the debut album by Eldee, it was released in 2004.

Return Of The King

Return Of The King is the second album by Eldee. It was released in 2006, and contains the single ‘I Go Yarn.’

Big Boy

Big Boy is the third album by Eldee, released in 2008 and was originally titled “Evolution”.

Is It Your Money

eLDee’s fourth album is titled Is it your money Vol.1 and was released in 2010.

Fashion Editor Yoanna Okwesa and Editor-in-Chief Sinem Bilen-Onabanjo with eLDee behind the scenes for our first cover

eLDee with daughter Temmie at the launch of FAB Magazine

eLDee with Sinem and Publisher Fab

eLDee performing at FAB Night Out

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  1. fatokunbo segun

    Using this medium 2 wish eldee hapy birthday.FAB,u r doin a great job…..wel done


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