Idris Lawal is a 26-year old Nigerian-born, Toronto-based artist. Through music and its combination with written and visual content, he creates unique experiences centered around storytelling. Growing up in Nigeria, Qatar, South-Africa & Canada for parts of his life, he is working towards developing a global sound comprised of different elements from each.



Jordan (to be released January 27, 2019)

Jordan touches on black / human pride and passion. Sonically, it's a slow burning rap jam composed by Ottawa based producer Antion. It features guitar played by . Jordan will be released in the fall of 2018.


A Man & Amora, mixtape premiered by Earmilk, February 2018. 


"A Man & Amora" is a 2-song project featuring remixes of "Chanel" by Frank Ocean and "Neu Roses" by Daniel Caesar.

"The video for "A Man"  is a simple visual performance cascaded with silhouette shots of  tadé . Simple but pretty detailed look on the artists demeanor."

"The mixtape in question is a 2 track project that shows his profound writing style deeply rooted in introspectiveness and spiritualism."


tadé - Omo (Child), debut EP premiered by Pulse Nigeria, April 2017.


tadé is a band formed by Idris Lawal. While attending the Music Industry Arts program (Algonquin College) Idris and a group of friends recorded a 4-song project as class assignments. Idris would call the group tadé (a shortened version of his middle name and inspired by Nigerian/British legend Sade). Sonically, the EP combines elements of hip-hop, world music, afro music and r&b creating a truly unique sound. Omo was released via Bandcamp & Soundcloud. Omo's lead single, Moonshine was featured on BandCamp Weekly episode 226.