a new interview with Punch, the “shoki” star opened up about his
career, his pastor dad’s reaction to his music, the direction he intends
to take henceforth, and more about his relationship with YBNL.
HOW I FELL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC
In all my life, i really love music, and due to the love i have for music, the incense feeling has taking me far. I never knew i will one day become an artiste. My dad is a pastor and he owns a church.
DO MY DAD REALLY LIKE THE KIND OF SONGS I SING
Those lacking sophistication songs are basically about me doing my job and he doesn’t
interfere. Besides, not all my songs are vulgar. I have recorded songs
like Ishe, Semilore and others. However, the ones that go viral are the
ones with vulgar lyrics. I understand my markets, and I know thethe study of the structure of
human populations using statistics relating to place I’m directing my music to, which is the youth and adults. I’m
a blunt entertainer, but I consider my fans, and always try to give
them what they want. But this year, I decided that I’ll feed my fans
with more meaningful songs that will inspire them.
HOW I KNEW OLAMIDE
recorded a song titled Lyrical in late 2013, and Olamide heard it
sometime in 2014. Apparently, he loved it, and he said he wanted to meet
me. When I met Olamide, he had a contract ready for me, and that was
how my career kick-started. I was blessed enough to record a hit song
within months, and my career has been growing ever since. I have always
seen Olamide as a king, and I even respect him more now.Despite
the fame and fortune around him, Olamide is just like the guy next
door. He is easy-going and down-to-earth. He is friendly with everyone
and he could eat from the same plate with you without airs and graces.
ON MY DAD'S REACTIONS TO MY MUSIC
dad was cool with it. He lets you do whatever you want to do. He feels
that whatever his life story is doesn’t have to affect the way his
children live their lives. According to what he used to tell me,
everybody must live his or her individual stories. He watched me grow
from being part of the choir, learning to play drums, and attending
music shows. Till now, he gives me all the necessary support and
respects my decisions.
WHO INTRODUCED TO ME TO OLAMIDE
Viktoh is a friend to Olamide’s younger brother, DJ Enimoney, and he
had known Olamide for about five years before I came into the picture.
We used to meet at some talent hunt competitions, and he was the one
that played my song, Lyrical, to Olamide. He actually signed both of us
on the same day.