Great to have you here Minz. Briefly introduce yourself and tell us a bit about your background
Minz: My real name is Oluwadamilola Aminu, I’m a Nigerian Artiste/Songwriter/Producer. I was born in Surulere, Lagos to Mr and Mrs Aminu. I was brought up in Lagos and had my primary and secondary education here. I studied international law and diplomacy at Babcock University and graduated in 2016.
When did you realize you wanted to get involved in music?
Minz: I’ve always been interested in music, always been in love with it. When I got into university I finally got the chance to get into it and that was when I realized I wanted to do it full time.
Why did you choose music? Are you songs exact reflections of how you feel?
Minz: I chose to do music because it’s the one thing I’m most passionate about. I’m doing this because I absolutely love it. Sometimes my music is rather fictional and sometimes my songs are influenced by things in my life. It’s a bit of both.
What kind of music do you do?
Minz: I make Afrobeat music sprinkled with spiritual vibes
Who is/are your major musical influence?
Minz: I’m influenced by Fela, Michael Jackson, Lil Wayne, Wizkid, Wande Coal and many other great musicians.
We got to know that you produce also. Did you try this before you started singing or it’s just something you felt you should know how to do after entering the music industry?
Minz: I actually got into production coincidentally. I already knew I wanted to make music and I needed to sing over instrumentals so as first I’d download beats to sing on. As time went on I realized I didn’t wanna do that, I wanted my own beats and fortunately for me a friend of mind has Fruity Loops (a software for making beats) and he taught me a few things and I’ve been producing since then.
Which do you enjoy most? Singing or Producing?
Minz: I love both sides but I’m a bit more passionate about singing.
What was the inspiration behind “Odoyewu ” and were you comfortable with the reception it got?
Minz: Odoyewu was like a freestyle actually. Mowizzy (he co-produced the song) and I were just going through different beats we had made and he had a sketch of the beat for Odoyewu. So we finished the beat, I vibed on it and that’s how we got that song. Yeah the reception has been awesome, it’s actually like my favorite song to perform.
What song of yours is your favourite?
Minz: Every new song I record lol. I love recording and every time I make a new song, I play it and play it endlessly lol.
Most of your fans want to know whether there’s an EP or album on the way soon or that collaboration with Wande Coal ?
Minz: Haha. I’m working on a project that might drop soon and I’m actually working on some collabos with some dope artistes so expect some heat soon
Any other collaborations with artists we should be anticipating?
Minz: Yup. Working on a few things.
If there’s something you can change about the music industry, what would it be?
Minz: The challenges that upcoming artistes face in promoting music. I would make it easier for artistes to get their music on the necessary platforms and enable good music to be heard.
Where do you see yourself in 5 years considering you’re a youngster making waves at the moment?
Minz: In five years I hope to have my music heard around the world and with God’s grace, break records and achieve great things. I wanna make Africa proud, promote our culture and by then I hope to have a big enough platform to influence people around the world.
What do you think about this platform?
Minz: I think you guys are doing an amazing job in curating this culture and promoting young artistes.
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Any last words for your listeners out there?
Minz: I’d like to say that I appreciate every single person listening to my music and supporting me. Wanna let them know that I’ll never let them down.