NOT3S – British rapper and actor
NOT3S’s real name is Lukman Odunaike. He was born on 17 April 1998 in London. So far, not much information is available about Lukman’s childhood and youth. Perhaps, the artist is planning to reveal more information in further interviews. He grew up in London. Since childhood, the musician was interested in acting. However, he later changed his preferences. Lukman primarily focused on his music career and began creating lyrics back in high school.
In 2016, Lukman started searching for a label to work with. A year later, he recorded his first song “Naughty”. The single didn’t become a part of any album. It was created together with 23 Unofficial. Even though the song didn’t make it into any popular charts, it helped NOT3S make first steps toward success.
By the end of 2017, the rapper had sufficient material to record an album. He decided to create a mixtape, Take Not3s. The album turned out to be surprisingly successful. It reached the 43rd spot of UK Albums Chart. At the time of the release, the artist was just 19 years old. It was his first official work. Among hits featured in the album were, “Addison Lee (Peng Ting Called Madison)", which reached the 15th spot of UK R&B Singles and Albums Charts and 57th position of UK Singles Chart, "Aladdin", appearing on the 15th and 61st spots of the mentioned charts, "My Lover" (recorded with Mabel), which reached 15th and 41st spot accordingly, "99 + 1" (recorded with Mostack), which climbed to the 82nd spot of the UK Singles Chart. The single “My Lover” earned a platinum certification in the UK. Many fans tried to book NOT3S for their events, and the artist often agreed.