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Four fast rising artistes speak on their emergence

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The music industry is witnessing a shake up with the introduction of new acts who are ready to take the their spots. Their songs have become national anthem of sort on the street of Lagos and it’s environ, not leaving music lovers behind.

ENCOMIUM Weekly presents short interviews with four fast rising artistes…

 

gold‘I never thought it be this soon’ – Adekunle Gold

Adekunle Kosoko, a.k.a Adekunle Gold is an artiste, songwriter, and graphic designer. Born into the Kosoko family of Lagos, he holds a diploma in Arts from Lagos State Polytechnic. Adekunle Gold was signed to YBNL on March 5, 2015. He was also nominated at the Headies Awards 2015 ”Best Alternative Song category. The Orente crooner is known for his indigenous style of singing

 

What would you attribute your success to?

I would give it to God and also 10 hours of practices and doing something that is entirely different

Did you envisage achieving as much success as you have now?

I never thought it would be this soon, but I knew it was going to happen someday.

What is the next step for you?

To release more singles then an album.

 

Koker‘God is my success’ – Mr. Koker

Olayiwola Kokumo, popularly known as Mr. Do something is one of the new babies rocking the music industry. He is signed to Chocolate City Mr. Koker is a graduate of University of Lagos, Department of Creative Arts. He was nominated for Rookies of the Year at the Headies Awards 2015.

 

What would you attribute your success to?

Hard work and basically, God covers every other aspect of my success.

Did you envisage achieving as much as you have now?

I’m not even where I want to be. But I keep positive mind and I’m grateful to God

What is the next step for you?

To do more videos, more collaborations with many artistes as possible, I want to release more singles. My fans should expect more of good music and eventually, an album though it is not ready

 

‘I’m grateful for where I am now’- Toby Grey

tobyTobiloba Adeyemi, better known as Toby Grey is a pop/RnB singer. The 20 year-old fresh graduate from Nigeria’s first choice university, University of Lagos came to public domain when she did the female version of Woju by Kiss Daniel.

 

What would you attribute your success to?

First, I don’t think I have reached that level of success which I want to attain. But I attribute the little I have achieved to God and those He has blessed me with.

Did you envisage achieving as much success as you have now?

I envisage achieving more, but I’m grateful for where I am now. The sky is my starting point.

What is the next step for you?

The next step is greatness.

 

‘It’s God’s blessing and grace’- Ycee

ycee_final2Oludemilade Martin Alejo, popularly known as Ycee is one of the young talented rappers rocking the music scene. Ycee hit the lime light early this year when he released Condo featuring Patoranking. The song enjoyed massive airplay. In July, he released another single, Jagaban that made him more popular. He later did a remix with YBNL boss Olamide, and the song became a street anthem. Ycee is studying Marine Biology at the University of Lagos.

 

What would you attribute your success to?

God’s grace, blessing and perseverance from my management, hard work and patience on my own part, my fans and music lovers

Did you envisage achieving as much success as you have now?

To a certain extent yes. Every song we drop is known on the street and God elevates us through that. But with the current success, I never expected it this soon but I’m grateful and overwhelmed

What is the next step for you?

My fans should expect more music, more materials from me. I have a song to release before the end of the year, more collaborations then an album.

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