Larrusso: The journey, struggle and dreams

From the streets of Accra Newtown to Milan is the story of fast rising dancehall sensation Larruso. Ridwan Owolabi popularly known as Larusso Vapor took over the dancehall scene in 2019 when his hit single Killy Killy made waves in Ghana and beyond.
Q:You just won a major award at the 3 music
awards. How does that feel?

A:It’s humbling knowing I was in the same category with great artists like Stonebwoy and Shatta Wale but I won.

Q: You performed at the From
Milan with love virtual concert, how was the experience?

A: The whole thing felt like a dream. A whole DJ Khalid introducing me to the virtual audience and knowing globally I was making a mark made me proud.

Q:How easy or difficult was it for you getting into the music scene because you started so young.

A:It wasn’t all rosy because I was young at the point I experienced a lot of criticism and also getting manipulated by people who didn’t want to see me go far.

Q:What first got you into music?

A:Growing up I loved music a lot. I was listening to music and was concerned about melodies a lot. But the whole thing started from school with Freestyle battles and entertainment .

Q:How would you describe the music that you typically create?

A:I am mostly identified with the Reggae/Dancehall genre but I have other unreleased Afrobeats songs.

Q:What is your creative process like?

A:I mostly write my lines after listening to the lyrics, sometimes I just record it without writing.

Q:Who would you most like to collaborate with?

A:I would love to collaborate with Burna Boy, Wizkid, Tiwa Savage and Steff London

Q:If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

A:Definitely opening for WIZKID

Q:What is one message you would give to your fans?

A:Believe in yourself, keep working on yourself and have faith in God.

Q:Do you sing in the shower?

A:Yes, I do.

Q:What songs?
Body (unreleased) by myself, Journey by Stonebwoy and Live from 233 by Kwesi Arthur.

Q:What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?

A:Haven’t thought of that yet, music has been my top priority since.

Q:Where have you performed?

A:3 Music Award 2021, From Milan With Love:Next Generation Virtual Concert, AfroNation Ghana Festival, Saminifest and Ashaiman To The World

Q:What are your favourite and least favourite venues?

A:Every platform was an opportunity for me to showcase my talent, I loved every venue, I learnt a lot as well.

Q:Do you have any upcoming shows?

A:Not yet, working on my debut EP, NEW GEN, it’s almost ready.

Q:How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

A:The internet made it easy for us to connect with our listeners and also reach a wider audience as well.

Q:What is your favourite song to perform?

A:Killy Killy definitely turns my energy up.

Q:Which famous musicians do you admire?

A:The late, Fela Kuti

Q:What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?

A:Can’t recall. I don’t get in trouble so much

Q:What is the best advice you’ve been given?

A:Stay focus, be grateful, never give up and have faith in Allah.

Q:If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?

A:A working copyright protection system and also a working royalty collection system.

Q:What’s next for you?

A:I am currently focused on dropping an album soon so anticipate.

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