What’s your greatest achievement as a musician?
I have been blessed with so many awards and accolades for my music. The greatest achievement for me is that my music has given me wonderful opportunities to contribute positively to different African communities through philanthropy.
How did you meet blind Semah?
I was introduced to Semah through Masterkraft and traditional Queen Ruler, Juli Endee, during my trip to Liberia last year. Semah performed at the Liberia Peace Cultural Centre. His vocals, intonation and confidence blew me away.
How do you decide who to work with?
First, impairments do not exist in music. As for me, music is spiritual. Therefore, there are no limitations as to whom I choose to work with. I have worked with Cohbams Asuquo. He is another extraordinarily talented producer and composer that I worked with on “Virtuous Woman” as part of my fifth studio album, “Ijele – The Traveller.”
There are no bounds to creativity. I love working with unique artistes and talents and Semah fits into this category. Music is all about evolving and going beyond the expected creative boundaries. I’m always inspired when I see great talents and love to work with them. I have been greatly inspired by Semah’s talent.
What have you learnt from him about life?
Working with Semah has been incredibly humbling. He is a vibrant young man, who at a young age is very sure of himself and confident. I admire these qualities in him, which made it a pleasure to work alongside him on his first E.P. Album entitled, “Divine”.
How many songs have you done with him?
There are seven songs on our E.P. Album, all of which are uplifting and encouraging songs. Both the audio and video albums are on sale now, both online and normal CD sales.
Did you encounter any challenges working with him?
I haven’t really experience any challenges working with Semah. He doesn’t allow his visual impairment to hinder him in any way.
What were his parents’ reactions when you came into his life?
Semah’s parents have been incredibly supportive from the beginning up until now.Their love and positivity towards their son and his talent are incredibly touching.
What is the expectation for your forthcoming event?
Flavour of Africa Live in Enugu will be the first in its series kicking off in my hometown, Enugu.I don’t want to reveal too much about logistics, but it will be an epic show and my fans and the audience will be thoroughly entertained in a show-stopping and spectacular way. It’s happening on March 31, 2018 at Michael Okpara Square , Enugu.
Why are you taking it to the east, Enugu?
Home is where the heart is, Enugu is the first location for the series of Flavour of Africa concerts that will take place in other Nigerian states, African countries and abroad.
Most of your recent songs are gospel. Is there a particularly reason?
As you know, my first musical experience started from the church and I have never ceased in producing gospel songs from my first album till date with “Divine.” God plays a big part in my life and career, and in joining me and Semah together. It was befitting for all the songs on “Divine” to be Gospel songs.
What should your fans expect from you this year?
As always, my fans should expect me to go beyond boundaries with my music and creative visuals.