JESSICA BONGOS: A SONGBIRD BROKEN TO PEACE
We wrap up Season 1 with a singer-songwriter, Jessica Bongos.
She talks to us about her debut album ‘Broken to Peace’, being comfortable in her artistry, the possibility of a collaboration with her father, and more.
EFI CRUISE: THE WESTERN - SOUTHERNER
On this episode we chat with budding ‘Sound Boy’ Efi Cruise.
Efi = A+ potential, dope voice, and an amazing story.
He chats with us about his genre of music/lack thereof, the music producer he wants to work with, how he balances his love for music with school, and more.
SIR DAUDA: THE KEEPER OF THE DEEPSHOP
Sir Dauda chats with us about ‘jungle funk’, ‘Mohiri’, record labels, ‘judi-songwriting’, and his upcoming EP ‘Elements’.
KOCH OKOYE: THE BUSINESS OF MUSIC AND THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY
Koch Okoye, Director of Syncs at Immensum Music, discusses music publishing, music synchronization, licensing, what Nigerian producers are failing to pay attention to, and more.
THA SUSPECT: A LEGIT PERSON PIKIN
Tha Suspect opens up about a ton including his trying childhood, audio engineering, the genesis of his hit record ‘I No Send You’, and navigating the Nigerian music industry.
FOCUSRAMON: MUSIC PRODUCER & AUDIO ENGINEER
Focusramon opens up on why he changed his production moniker, his journey into music production and audio engineering.
He also discusses how the roles of a producer and audio engineer overlap, the reason he enjoys working with Eva Alordiah, and the uniqueness of Sir Dauda.
DJ TECKZILLA: PRODUCER & RENAISSANCE MAN EXTRAORDINAIRE
DJ Teckzilla joins us to discuss winning the AXE Find your magic DJ Search competition, Str8buttah’s genesis, his next music tribute project: Hakeem Olajuwon, the importance of sweet spots when sampling, and more.
TUNDE ADEDIRAN: MUSIC & MORE WITH THE AUXILIARY CORD GOD
Our 11th episode is with Nigerian music critic and hip-hop head Olatunde Adediran.
Conversation: how McHammer influenced his love for hiphop, how the 2011 NBA lockout led to the creation of SYBT, the controversy that often came with his music reviews, the challenges of artist management, and the transition from SYBT to JLM.
EFE ORAKA: A CORNUCOPIA OF DEPTH & TALENT!
Our conversation with Efe Oraka covered artists interactions with their fans, what makes Abuja a great breeding ground for musicians, her life changing online moment with Jon Bellion, her love for the Yoruba language, how sound of music influenced her musical palette, why Asa and 2face are ‘mummy and daddy’ and more.
TOMI OWO ON KEYING INTO HER CHI!
Tomi Owo on the process of developing her music caterpillar into a butterfly, the background behind her LP, the one thing she has learned so far, the soundtrack of her life, what to expect from her in 2017, and more.
PEELING BACK THE LAYERS WITH MYOA!
International singer-songwriter, Mayowa Sobamowo (Myoa) chats about her music and collaborative process, her experience at the Hollywood Musicians Institute, what led to her working relationship with Cobhams, attending the 2016 Grammys, and her upcoming album/EP ‘Beautiful Journey.’
A FOOD MUSIC SESSION WITH AMAHA
Amaha discusses her transition from an ’emo’ child songwriter to a happier/more balanced songwriter, being recruited by the UN and the CIA, how Jeremiah Gyang was instrumental to her music, her encounter with Timbaland, and how Asa inspires her.