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"I Have A Calling To Do Music" - Ayoade

Sensational musician Ayoade Abiola, is currently creating a niche for himself. The Computer Science graduate artist from Iwo, in Osun State, a South Western State in Nigeria revealed his secrets of steady rise to me during a chat today.

Who is Ayoade Abiola? 

My Name is Ayoade Abiola. A native of Iwo in Osun State. I’m a graduate of Houdegbe North American University, Cotonou, Benin Republic, where I bagged a Bsc. In Computer Science.

What first got you into music?

I’ve always been a lover of music from childhood. I grew up listening to different genres of music, I actually got the passion to go into music in year 2005 when I realised I have a calling and just couldn’t resist and then I started out as a rapper.

Who inspired you to make music?

I look up to quite numbers of great artistes amongs which are 2Baba, Dbanj, Wande Coal, The Psquare Brothers just mention a few. The Major Influence on my kind of sounds was the legendary Fela Anikulapo Kuti “BABA 70”.

How would you describe your kind of music?

It's an African classical music though, you can find me infusing other kinds of genre but, the originality will be felt.

What is your creative process like?

It’s unsual, you can find me and SAM KINGPIN my day one producer creating sounds from almost anything we hear or feel. I think the most  interesting part is how we come to finally blend different ideas together and turn it to a song.

Who would you like to collaborate with?
I would love to collaborate with Kizz Daniel, Adekunle Gold, Davido, Brymo and Asa.

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

What message do you have for your fans?
There is joy in self-discovery, do what gives you a sense of fulfilment.

What is the most useless talent you have?
Hmmm, can't think of one.

Do you sing in the shower? What songs?

Who doesn't? (laugh). I love singing Brymo and Kizz Daniel Songs most times.

If not music what else would you have been doing?

I love computers so, definitely I would be working as a Computer Scientist.

Where have you performed before?

I Have performed in several clubs and events in Ibadan and Lagos, like De Rock Club, Mauve 21 and Club Switch. I’ve had the opportunity to share stage with the likes of  Dbanj, 9ice, Reminisce.

How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?

I believe the internet has contributed in a big way in the music business in terms of media sharing, bridging gaps between fans and celebrities, getting more information and getting materials to improve on one’s craft.

What is your favourite song to perform?

At the Moment I don’t have a favorite, but I’ll be a body of work soon and I’m dropping a single soon titled 'BODY'. It’s a song to watch out for, I look forward to trilling fans with amazing performances.

Which famous musicians do you admire?
Wizkid, Davido, 2baba, Dbanj, Chris Brown and Usher.

Have you recorded any trouble so far in the course of your career?

I recall one time I was washing my Mum’s Car, I decided to test my driving skill but I ended up causing a mess. My Mum got really angry at me, she could have beaten me but I was then a big boy.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?
Feed your goal and stay focused.

What’s next for you?
My Plan is not to be the best but to be one of the best art the world has ever experienced. I am working really hard on my sound and Cra6ft in general, you can say I am a work In progress because I’m determined to pursue this dream of mine and with God’s grace I am coming out strong.

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