The Nigerian Music Industry woke up to sad news on the 27th of February 2021, one of its own, the unique music producer, Dokta Frabz was dead.
Known as The Frabzinator, Dokta Frabz was one of the few music producers who made trap music popular in the early 2000s.
Most people heard the name ‘Dokta Frabz‘ for the first time on D’banj’s “Jasi“. Frabz was a unique producer who fused his Hip-Hop background with sped up African percussion to form Nigerian sounds.
His sounds and chord progressions could be described as eccentric and different. His beats were sounded foreign but were fresh and unique in their own way.
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Biography of Dokta Frabz
Born Ayorinde Faboro, Dokta Frabz was born and raised in Lagos, where he started his music career.
He started from the Archbishop Vining Memorial Church Cathedral in Ikeja, where he played the keyboard, the drum, and other Sunday School instruments as a kid.
His music talent won him several secondary school awards as the school pianist and choir leader at Doregos Private Academy in the Ipaga suburb of Lagos.
Frabz had his tertiary education at Covenant University, where he studied International Relations.
His journey into music production began when he discovered production software, Fruity Loops while studying at Covenant University.
Here some of the Naija songs that were produced by the late music Producer;
Off the defunct Mo’hits Compilation/collaborative album, “Curriculum Vitae“, “Jasi” was a fusion of Hip-Hop and Afropop elements.
The unique beat had D’banj singing Dokta Frabz‘s name on the intro with “Dokta Frabz on the beat, make I tell you say no long thing.”
Dagrin ft Omawumi- Thank God
Dagrin and Omawumi, who used to be Dr Frabz’s girlfriend went hard on the smash hit, “Thank God“. The song was off Dagrin’s “The CEO” album.
Weird MC- Riranwo
In 2011, Weird MC took over the music scene with “Riranwo“./ The song was combination of Yoruba dialect and English layered on a Dokta Frabz signature beat.
Naeto C- Ako Mi Ti Poju
In 2009, Naeto C released the groovy “Ako Mi Ti Poju“. The song is off his “Super C Season” album and one of the songs produced by Frabz on the album.
Wizkid ft Phyno- Bombay
Wizkid and Phyno made magic on the Frabz-produced beat for “Bombay” a song dedicated to the rear behinds of women.
The song was one the three songs that Frabz produced from Wizkid’s sophomore album, “Ayo’.
Wizkid- One Question
“One Question” is another song off Wizkid’s “Ayo” album produced by Frabz. The wedding-themed song showed the loverboy side of Wizkid.
It features Saxophonist, Yemi Sax.
The emotional “Joy” which is the English meaning of Wizkid’s Yoruba name sees the singer go through memory lane and thanking his mother for encouraging his dream.
Davido ft Ice Prince- Feel Alright
“Feel Alright” is off Davido’s debut album, “Omo Baba Olowo” and features rapper, Ice Prince.
Seyi Shay ft Patoranking, Shaydee- Murda
In 2015, Seyi Shay had released her debut studio album, “Seyi or Shay“. The album was preceded by the Dokta Frabz-produced song, “Murda” released in 2014 which features Patoranking and Shaydee
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Omawumi- The way I Feel
Off Omawumi debut studio album, “Wonder Woman”, “The Way I Feel” features Dokta Frabz who both produced and sang on the song.