Category: Music

I Did Not Chose Music, Music Chose Me- Victor Adedeji

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.



WHEN YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND TO BECOME A MUSIC ARTISTE, HOW DID YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY TAKE IT?

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?

Almighty God 

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.


WHICH ARTISTES DO YOU WISH TO HAVE COLLABORATIONS WITH ANYTIME SOON?

 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
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Interview by: Idris Bello (@emir_amofin)

Edited/Published by: Ayo Adams (@ayoadams)

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I DID NOT CHOOSE MUSIC,MUSIC CHOSE ME- VICTOR ADEDEJI

​Music Artiste, Victor Adedeji takes us through his music journey, inspiration, challenges and his aspiration in his chosen field in this exclusive chat with Emiralty. Read all below


GOOD DAY SIR. COULD YOU PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF?

My name is Cjoyca Victor Adedeji,Aka (Cjsun )I hail from Ekiti State, Ado- Ekiti to be precise,Am an ND holder in Bussiness Administration,which I obtained from the federal polytechnic of Ado-Ekiti,Ekiti State. I am from a family of five, the fourth in position..

WHY CHOOSE MUSIC AMONG OTHER ARTS?

I did not choose music, music chose me,because it has always been a part of  me right from my childhood,due to my dressing and the way i entertained people,I like talking about things around me,and the only way I can express myself is through music. Moreover, it is a universal language.

ARE YOU SIGNED INTO ANY RECORD LABEL FOR NOW?

 No, I am 100% free.

WITH YOUR STYLE OF MUSIC, WHAT IS THE UNIQUE TOUCH YOU POSSESS,THAT HAS TENDENCY OF CHANGING THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN NIGERIA?

Originality,though we all copy from one another,but you just have to be unique so you don’t come with a boom and then fade out within a twinkle of an eye, I am a rapper as well as a singer. My style of rap doesn’t sound like any other  rapper, I am a lyricist that has each of his line telling a story.
WHEN YOU MADE UP YOUR MIND TO BECOME A MUSIC ARTISTE, HOW DID YOUR IMMEDIATE FAMILY TAKE IT?

At first they disagreed,but as time ticks on 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? IF YES, HOW IS THE ON AIR PROMOTIONS LIKE?

Yeah,I have about seven singles on air,thank God foeverything they are doing pretty well.

WHAT IS YOUR SOURCE OF INSPIRATION?

 Almighty God

WHAT’S YOUR DEFINITION OF MUSIC,IN THREE WORDS?

Afro hip hop.

AS AN UPCOMING ARTISTE, WOULD YOU LIKE TO SHARE WITH US ANY EMBARRASSING MOMENT SO FAR?

As an upcoming artiste, I have been through a lot,but there was a particular day I went for a show at planet one,unfortunately they’ve 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.

WHICH ARTISTES DO YOU WISH TO HAVE COLLABORATIONS WITH ANYTIME SOON?

Phyno,P-square and 2face idibia.

WHICH MUSIC PRODUCERS DO YOU LOOK UP TO HERE AND GLOBALLY?

Dr Sre,Swiss Beat,Don jazzy and master craft.

LOOKING AT THE HIGH FIGURE OF UPCOMING ARTISTE, HOW CONFIDENT ARE YOU THAT YOU ARE A GAME CHANGER?

I am highly confident because my sound is quite different from other sounds ,my style is very  effective and unique,I dont sound like anybody

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 focus and keep your head up, life is beautiful.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME SIR.

You are always welcome.

Interview by: Idris Bello

Edited/Compiled by: Ayo Adams

Wizkid makes the list for His First-ever Grammy Awards Nomination

The Nigerian singer was a contributor on ‘Views’, an album by Drake Aubrey Graham, which was nominated in the album of the year category.

The nominations which were announced on Tuesday had a number of shocking omissions including One Dance, a song by Drake featuring Wizkid and British singer, Kyla.

The omission will definitely raise many eyebrows as One Dance was the number one song on the Billboard charts for up to ten weeks.

Wizkid, who has had a stellar year, has toured alongside artistes like Chris Brown and featured on tracks with acts like Tinie Tempah,DJ Maphorisa,R-kelly and host of others.

In spite of the snub, One Dance has already won several awards in 2016, one of which was the Teen Choice Award for Choice R&B/Hip-Hop Song.

Beyonce, Drake, Adele, Chance The Rapper, Kanye West, Justin Bieber, Rihanna were the most nominated artistes by Recording Academy.

‘Blonde’, the latest album by Frank Ocean, an R&B singer and songwriter, was not nominated because he failed to submit his material for consideration.

“I’d rather this be my Colin Kaepernick moment for the Grammys than sit there in the audience,” Ocean told the New York Times last month. 

Olamide and Team set to shutdown Eko Convention Centre for OlIC 3.

The highly anticipated concert of the year “Olamide Live in Concert” is set to hold on the 26th of December,2016 at the popular Eko convention centre.

The event has gradually become an annual concert headlined by Olamide and other artistes in the entertainment industry,after recording success in previous editions.

Fans should expect an overwhelming concert as Olamide and his Ybnl crew is known for giving their best in performance act. Artistes that would be performing at the show alongside Olamide would be revealed soon.

Anticipate.
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