Carrying out a period as the DJ for top level 20 pop/rock and roll group the Dirt Junkys, Ganiyu embarked on the solo job and became the first artist released from the Manchester/London label Major Recordings. Created in Manchester to parents of British, Irish, Nigerian, and dark American descent, Ganiyu — whose Nigerian name means “self-sufficient” — required his like of music from his mom. Besides his multi-cultural upbringing, he broadened his horizons additional after surviving in Holland for quite some time during his adolescence. He came back to Manchester at age group 14 and became more and more seriously interested in music. He became a member of the Dirt Junkys as their DJ and appreciated the glory of achievement prior to the short-lived group disbanded. At this time, Ganiyu, who acquired silently been songwriting for quite some time, began his single career. Essential Recordings released his debut one, “Particular,” in 2002.