“I lost my mum right before I was unveiled by Mavin Records” – Lifestyle Teddy

Mavin Records latest signee, Treasure Banigo, professionally known as Lifesize Teddy, has revealed that her mother died just before she was unveiled by the music label.

The singer who got signed to the Don Jazzy-owned record label in August 2023, opened up on the pain of the loss during a recent interview.

Lifestyle Teddy mother

Lifestyle Teddy said one of her major regrets was not being able to spend enough time with her late mother in her last days.

She said; “I lost my mum right before I was unveiled by Mavin Records. In the end, I did not get to spend enough time with her as I would have wanted. The one person I want to share my joy with is not here. It is the craziiest price (to pay for my career) really.”

Speaking on how living in Bonny Island in Rivers State as a child impacts her music, she said, “I have a really rich palette of sounds from growing up on an island. The ‘soundscape’ in the South is only a little different than it is in the West, but I grew up constantly listening to everything from Sir Rex Lawson to Kanye West. That built me.”

The ‘Hypnotic’ singer further said in the interview that music helps her to ‘unearth her emotions and demystify her feelings’.

The 21-year-old stated this while shedding light on the inspiration behind her Extended Play album titled, ‘Poisn.’

Lifestyle Teddy said; “My music is the major channel I use to unearth my emotions, demystify my feelings and record my experiences.

“The EP is a quick follow-up to my first project, Lifesize Teddy— a girl who is still trying to navigate these waters, but with a clearer vision and understanding of where I am and where I want to be, with even more courage and defiance; the type that literally pulls people in.”