Born in Lagos, Nigeria to two loving parents, NEAR38 was never one to back down from a challenge. An avid music and art fanatic, NEAR38 combines his loves in many ways. His production life started when he made his first beat on GarageBand for IOS. It was a constant loop. Ever since then, he has been toying with the concept of time. This album was produced within 72 hours on his mobile phone and NEAR38 considers it his magnum opus. With EDM, Trap and Alternative influences, LATE LAUREATE is a rush of exhilarating moments and quiet contemplative sadness. Emotion is well conveyed in every MIDI placement so that each song displays a glimpse of NEAR38’s past. “We must believe in order to achieve”.