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Give us a brief bio of yourself?

Alexander Abolore Adegbola Adigun Akande Alapomeji Ajifolajifaola. Nigerian, Lagos Born and brought up. Musician, I have 8 album to my credit and several singles. 9ice

How long have u been doing music?

Have been doing music professionally since 2000.

Tell us about your studio ritual (things you do before and while recording?

No ritual, just be in the right frame of mind. And most times I know what am doing before I get into the studio.

What inspired you to do music and how did your family and friend react to this?

Nothing inspire to do music. Music is a calling for me. I don’t want to do it but fortunately I find myself doing it for a living.

What is the inspiration behind all your songs?

What I see or what I see people go through, life experiences sometimes personal other times fictional.

What motivates you to be the type of genre of music you do?

I just wanted a brand that is new and genuine. Something my mum and my dad can relate to but in nowadays format.

What makes you different from other Artists?

My voice, my genre, my lyrics and my sound.

Who is/are your role models and why?

King sunny Ade, Ebenezer Obey, Fela Akikulapo Kuti, Pasuma Wonder. Wyclef Jean and Laryn Hill.

These set of legends are known for unique voice and a sound that is theirs.

If you could start all over again, would you change your career path in any way? Why?

Yes I will. Be a lawyer and enjoy my family.

Name 5 Nigerian Musicians you would love to work with?

I will love to work with everyone.

How do you balance work (music) family & relationship?

Family I enjoy. Music comes naturally. Business I take care of because I have to settle bills. It’s all about prioritizing.

If you could be any animal in the world, what animal would you be and why?

Elephant

Because they are intelligent. Big in size and larger and brilliant and bless with  wisdom.

Are you married?

N/a

What was the last gift you gave someone?

A pair of shoe

What’s your relationships with other artiste?

Cordial and professional

What is your regret so far?

No regrets but life experiences

Would you call yourself a successful or a failed artiste. Why?

That question will be better answered by people who listen to our kind of songs and the testimonies they share.

What were you like in high school?

Street.

What is the funniest thing that has happened to you recently?

Nothing really that I can remember now but a friend phone was stolen and I advice him to put salt in water with Andrew liver salt just to scare his Neighbour that the water is aiyelala water maybe the person will release the phone.

What inspires you?

Almighty Allah

What is the mean of (ALAPOMEJI) ?

DOUBLE POCKET

What are you known for?

PROVERBIAL LYRICS

What educational preparation would you recommend for someone who wants to advance in the music industry?

graduate in any discipline so as to help you write your own songs if possible, communicate with the rest of the world and be able to compete at the world level.

Tell us about a time when things didn’t go the way you wanted–like a promotion you wanted and didn’t get, or a project that didn’t turn out how you had hoped.?

When things don’t work your way go back to the drawing and start all over again. It’s as simple as abc

What’s your superpower, or what’s your spirit animal?

Elephant.  Because elephant is intelligent.

What do you work toward in your free time?

I play game. I read novels and hang out with my family.

Can you tell us about the project you’re working presently?

We are working on Id cabasa Album. We are promoting every song on the album. Right ojo video is out by next week living things video will be out.

How do you feel about your first major endorsement ?

Happy and moving towards the right direction.

What are your reactions when people make some negative comments as regard your music?

You can’t make one then you can’t kill one. If you can make a music then you can kill a music.

What are your advice for the youth?

Stay focus, stay positive and stay away from drugs.

Is there any other thing you will like your fans to know about you that we didn’t ask?

I have an album out since last year November titled Id cabasa go grab a copy.

what will you like to see in our next forth coming issue?

Add videos since it’s online. Don’t restrict your magazines to only pictures. Reach out to so many other angles that people are yet to uncover.

Do you think this magazine can go far?

Any Advice for us?

Any product can go far it depends on approach and methods. Your dream and aspirations. Hg2 magazine is one of very few online magazines that are credible in Nigeria.

 

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