Up and coming music artiste Grace Edoja, popularly known as Young GreyC is a R’n’B, pop artiste with a little fuse of dancehall. During a short interview with ENCOMIUM Weekly on Thursday, April 10, 2014, she opened up on her music career, album and life.
My journey into the music industry started in the church choir but officially, my career started five years ago when I met Sound Sultan.
What has kept you going for five years?
Being real in the industry over the years and doing my own thing. But professionally, what kept me is my goal of becoming a great artiste, someone other people can look up to. Also, seeing people hustle everyday is not easy and that alone has kept me going as well.
What gave you the Inspiration?
God has always been my source of inspiration and things happening around me. The most important thing is that, where you started from should constantly remind you of where you are coming from. Not born with a silver spoon is enough drive for me.
What are the challenges you have faced in the industry?
Challenges are part of life, we are bound to face challenges. So far, I have not faced any challenge, I only see new opportunities. The only thing I see right now is not having enough sleep because we have to travel for shows, always in the studio and also trying to live a normal life.
How would you describe your kind of music?
My kind of music is rare. I fell in love with reggae and dancehall because of my brothers. I grew up listening to my brothers, Benny P and Skinny. I also love R’n’B so much. But I tend to blend both in order to make it sound different from what you have listened to or you are listening to. So, my kind of music is very unique.
You are releasing your first album soon, tell us about it?
I have released three singles featuring Vector and Seyi Shay and also a video entitled, Holla at Me. My album will be dropping very soon and I will be featuring so many artistes on it, with the likes of Burna Boy, Wande Coal, Patoranking, Tiwa Savage and so many other talented artistes.
Do you think the album will be a success and why?
Of course, it will be a success. I believe in hard work and once there is hard work in whatever you are doing, you will definitely come out well and be successful.
How do you tend to survive in the competitive industry?
Really, I don’t have any competition to win or any competitor in my way, we are all out there to do what we know how to do best. I am in a competition on my own because I know and appreciate the gift God has given me.
Tell us about your background?
I am from a family of nine and I’m the last of them all. I have four brothers and three sisters. We all love each other.
Are your parents not against you doing music?
I have their full support because music runs in the family. My mom and dad sing and so does my brothers and sisters. But three of us took music professionally.