inger, Augustine Ahmedu, aka Blackface Naija, has been within the music business for about twenty years. He tells MOBOLA SADIQ about his profession, and different points
Do you are feeling threatened by the brand new crop of artistes?
Not in any respect. I’m skilled, and I’ve huge information concerning the music business that the brand new guys don’t learn about.
Is there a message you’re making an attempt to go throughout with the brand new model of your music, African Queen?
The music is devoted to ladies all around the world. I made a decision to do one other model of the observe to let individuals know that there are totally different ways in which a music may be rendered. As it’s well-known, I gave 2face the rights to sing the music however he didn’t give me the suitable credit score. I’ve received proof to point out that I wrote that music. Recall that I additionally sang the music in one in all my albums titled, Jungle Fever.
I don’t see it as an enormous deal as a result of this isn’t the primary time that two singers would sing a selected music. For instance, the music, I’ll Always Love You, was written by Dolly Parton. It was later sung by Whitney Houston.
It doesn’t matter who sings the music– you simply have to provide credit score to the author, and that’s what many Nigerians fail to know. Anyway, we’re making ready to shoot the video anytime quickly as a result of my followers have been asking for it.
Some individuals felt it’s best to have made a brand new music as a substitute of revisiting African Queen of a few years in the past. What’s your response to that?
There are nonetheless going to be totally different variations of African Queen– together with rap and dancehall. So, they need to prepare for that.
Apart from music, what else do you do?
I’m concerned in a variety of companies. I promote homes as an actual property agent, and I’m additionally a file label govt.
I spend most of my time creating music and doing different companies. So lengthy it’s shopping for and promoting, I’m up for it.
Do you typically want that your music profession began now that there appears to be more cash and status within the business?
I don’t want that my profession began now as a result of I’ve gained a variety of expertise over time. I’ve huge information about music that the brand new guys don’t learn about. It is a unique factor when you have got made successful. Lots of artistes on the market do not need any hit music or album to their names, however I’ve made about six albums as a solo artiste. While with the Plantashun Boiz, we recorded about three albums.
There isn’t any gainsaying the truth that I’ve carried out a variety of work within the music business. The Blackface of the previous is totally different from the brand new Blackface Naija.
I’ve improved, so individuals shouldn’t suppose that I’m stagnant. I’ve developed over time, and no person ought to attempt to stereotype me, or suppose I’ll be a sure approach they need me to be. I set a regular for myself and ensure that I obtain it.
Why do some individuals suppose you’re nonetheless trailing in 2face’s shadow?
I can not keep underneath 2face’s shadow. Even he is aware of that I used to be the one making the music we sang as Plantashun Boiz. I made extra music than 2face and Faze collectively.
Are you able to embrace peace with 2face?
I didn’t sue myself to court docket, so why ought to I be speaking about embracing peace? They are those that sued me. It will not be everybody that likes good issues. Some individuals thrive on evil, however it doesn’t matter what we do, we must always all the time keep in mind that there’s God.
What message do you have got to your followers?
My followers ought to prepare for me. I’m making ready a brand new single, and I’m additionally engaged on my subsequent album which is titled, Rising Sun. Also, I’m going to make movies for all of the songs that followers have all the time requested for. I wish to give the followers what they need. Trials and tribulations come however there may be all the time a cause for all the pieces. I might even be popping out with some new guys as effectively.