Laban Habila also known by his stage name ‘Chapta5ive’ born and breed in Kaduna state of which is his state of origin. He’s the first born and only son and he has three younger sisters and both of his parents are teachers. Brought up by his mother after his dad passed on in 2004. He had his primary school education at Progress school, High-Cost Kaduna. And his secondary school at Command Secondary school Kaduna. And he also has a diploma in industrial design from Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria and currently an under – graduate of Mass communication. Chapta5ive stated rap in 2007 influenced by few of his friends and having a desire fit in and be popular on his class block motivated him to do rap. In the midst of that he fell in love with the art and the culture, Hip Hop. And 2008, he started writing his own bars, influenced by artiste like M.i and Kanye West. He and his friend Sylvester AKA ‘Smart Dollar’ had a group for some time and they wrote couple of songs together for about two months but they never did any record. Around August in 2008, he was invited to a Christian fellowship known as ‘Ywap’ by a friend to join the rap group known as ‘Soul flame’ and that meeting had a huge impact on his live. In January 2014, he signed a record deal with the record company ‘2cof North House Music’ alongside His’teria and Limoblaze under Jakes Tudu. In 2012 he dropped his first single “Thanks” and in 2013 he put out two (2) records “Champion ft. Sham’ah” and “For you” which drew the attention of many. And early 2015 he dropped “Remember the rain”. December 20th, 2016, he released his first project “Tomorrow (EP)”.
“An artist has to do either of 3 things with his art i.e. inform, entertain, and educate”. Well, Kaduna state born hip hop recording artist, Laban “Chapta5ive” Habila, brings all these elements to his art, with the release of his debut project “Tomorrow EP”. On this project, the artist experiments with new sounds that reaffirm that good music still exist. From topics ranging from personal dealings and as a growing man to balancing family. The Diploma graduate of industrial design and currently an (under)graduate of Mass Communication drops conscious bars that would tickle your depth of thought. Contributing to the success of this project, are artists such as Cephas Aba, Steverawd, Emmraze, Tshayne, A’foxx, Minkir and Skilz, who spice up the lyrical dexterity on this project. The creativity exhibited, by the 23 year old artist makes “Tomorrow EP” a must listen for any lover of good music. With affiliation to Christian youth group (YWAP), in the rap group Soul flame, One of Chapta5ive fantasy is to encourage people about, tomorrow to build strength and provide bread for their journey and this directs the sound of the project, into a wholesome listening experience. Look out for upbeat songs on Track 2, 3, 7. Tomorrow EP is a collection of uplifting words, deep thoughts, and distinct rhythm, please download, share, and enjoy. Chapta5ive is currently under the management of 489 and with the Rookie group Pashion (GO) with Artiste like Tsan, Halo, Dexter and Madskillz. You will be hearing from them soon.