Moroufdeen Makinde a.k.a TheAviator was born in Lagos, Nigeria. He later moved to the Caribbean. Mo first attended St. Josephs Academy for a brief time the onto Antigua Seventh Day Adventist Secondary school where he graduated in 2004. Soon after leaving high school he went by the pseudonym, “KwamONe1”. In late 2004, he met a young DJ named Jamal Parker aka Trilogy, the two have been creative partners ever since. Respected reggae singer General P hired Mo to produce and mix songs for his album Signs of Life which sold great numbers of copies in the first week alone. Mo went on to record for a handful of stars including reggae stars like Beenie Man, Vybz Kartel , Movado, singer Taurus Riley and a handful of radio drops by international singer Akon. After spending time rapping and working with both local Caribbean and international artists at JMC Studios which was owned by brothers Craig and Gavin Christopher, he began making friends in different aspects of the industry. Mo has always been fascinated by air crafts and had acquired a private pilot’s license, he eventually moved to Chicago to pursue his education full time. While studying as a graphic designer he changed his pseudonym to The Aviator, and created a production label called The Hanger House. TheAviator has cut 5 (five) mix tapes and uploaded them online for free downloads. More than a Mixtape FlightPlan & Basic Navigation , Welcome to The Future, Brief Case , Flight Check . With his debut mix tape “The Terminal” released earlier this year, he has been busy working on some music video release. With production style varying from the use of different cultural instruments from folk songs, with his own drums and melodies, to straight rap and modern pop genres. Mo has said that artist and producer Trilogy influenced him in his recent style, but when asked about his rap/singing style, he insists that the audience should be the judge. Mo has stated on several occasions that he favors listening to different genres of music and cites The Killers, Sade, Fela, Jay Z, Bob Marley, Wasiu Ayinde and Pink Floyd as some of his favorite musicians. Mo received an AAS in Graphic design from Harper College in Chicago, member of the Phi Theta Kappa society and also holds numerous audio engineering certificates from The Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences for both analog and digital console recording and mixing applications. He moved to New York to intern as an assistant engineer at Premier Studios which caters to artists such as Lil Wayne, Wale, Birdman, Ryan Leslie just to name a few. Now he’s currently pursuing a degree in Mechanical Engineering and holds patents for several inventions and UAV prototypes.


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