by Annette Holloway
Nigel “Legin” Anderson is a spoken word artist, Gospel/Christian hip-hop artist, podcaster and preacher/speaker who uses transparency to connect and art to communicate with his listeners. Inspired by his father’s battle with addiction, Legin speaks about fatherlessness to forgiveness, as well as racial reconciliation and urban apologetics amongst other topics, and the hope of the gospel in his music.
Legin’s recent spoken word release Dark Room tells listeners that “pictures develop best in dark rooms” and that “all things work together” (Rom. 8:28) in the hands of God. Legin has appeared on stage with Lecrae and opened for artists like KB, Da’ T.R.U.T.H., Tedashii, Social Club, Canon, Deraj, Aaron Cole, and Flame among others. He has produced and promoted tours throughout the United States and has performed in London, England; Nairobi, Kenya; and Pretoria and Cape Town, South Africa. Through his label Renaissance Music Legin released the compilation album Lions in Suits (2016) as well as his Cloud 12 EP (2014), amongst other releases.
Through Expect Renaissance, his non-profit organization, Legin produced Safe House by RMM (2017) featuring fellow artists Sinai and Focus, and all album proceeds will help build a safe house in South Africa, by early 2019, to protect children from sex trafficking.
On Safe House Legin worked with Grammy-nominated artist Da’T.R.U.T.H., Grammy-winning artist KJ Scriven, lyricist Eshon Burgandy (NFTRY),and Jered Sanders (God Over Money Records) to produce this ground-breaking album.
Lastly, Legin recently launched the Fear Not Podcast encouraging listeners to go after their dreams and tackle tough things in the face of very real fears. He shares life applications as well as interviews interesting guests who have achieved much despite fears to inspire listeners. Fear Not is not for the fearless, but for those who fear less, and it’s available on iTunes and YouTube.