Victor Adedeji aka Cjsun takes us through his musical journey in this exclusive chat with Emiralty. He reveals the genesis, style, his long term aspirations and more in the music business. Read more below!
GOOD DAY SIR, COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?
My name is Victor Adedeji aka Cjsun, I hail from Ekiti State, Ado-Ekiti to be precise, I am an ND holder in business administration from the federal polytechnic of Ado Ekiti,Ekiti State. I occupy the forth position in a family of five.
WHY CHOOSE MUSIC AMONG OTHER ARTS?
I did not choose music,music chose me. Growing up,it has always been a part of me, I am always dressed and ready to entertain people, I also found pleasure talking about things around me,and basically the best way I can express myself is through music, It is a universal language.
ARE YOU SIGNED INTO ANY RECORD LABEL FOR NOW?
No, I am currently not signed to any label
WITH YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC, WHAT IS THE UNIQUE TOUCH YOU POSSESS,THAT HAS TENDENCY OF CHANGING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA?
Originality is the tool I am using to change the game, even though we sometimes derive inspiration from one another. However, you have to stay unique and always push to be relevant so you don’t come in a hurry and fade out in a twinkle of an eye. I am a rapper as well as a singer whose sounds are distinct from any other rapper. I am a lyricist that has every line telling a story.
At first they disagreed,but as time passes, they gave me their full support,most especially my mum and my sister, Linda Adedeji. They have always been my back bone.
HAVE YOU RECORDED ANY SONG YET OFFICIALLY?
Yeah, I have about seven singles on air
HOW IS THE ON AIR PROMOTIONS LIKE?
I thank God for everything they are doing pretty well.
WHAT IS YOUR SOURCE OF INSPIRATION?
WHAT’S YOUR DEFINITION OF MUSIC?
Arrangement of sounds and selected language that will sooth and naturally touch anybody that encounters it.
AS AN UPCOMING ARTISTE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH US ANY EMBARRASSING MOMENT SO FAR?
I have been through a lot,but there was this particular day I went for a show at planet one,unfortunately they have started the show before I got there,so I was bounced out while I was trying to make my way in, the bouncer said my name was not on the list of the performing artistes, I waited for so long to see the MC that invited me but all to no avail, It was a big slap on my face.
Phyno, P-square and 2face Idibia.
WHICH MUSIC PRODUCERS DO YOU LOOK UP TO HERE AND GLOBALLY?
Dr Dre,Swiss beat,Don Jazzy and Master craft.
LOOKING AT THE HIGH FIGURE OF UPCOMING ARTISTES, HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU THAT YOU ARE A GAME CHANGER?
Because my sound is different from other sounds, my style is very effective and unique.
WHAT ARE YOUR LONG TERM ASPIRATIONS IN THIS CHOSEN CAREER.
Being fulfilled and very successful.
ANY PARTING WORDS?
When the journey gets tougher,be stronger and always remember nothing good comes easily,don’t give up,be focused and keep your head up.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME SIR.
You are always welcomewelcome
Interview by: Idris Bello (@emir_amofin)
Edited/Published by: Ayo Adams (@ayoadams)