In this week’s edition of Naijagotit’s weekly Artist interview, Naijagotit.com hosted a Unique and talented Rapper, Ikemefule Daniel Ariwodo [Oxide].
Read carefully as he answers and reveals shocking details about his life and carrier.
-CAN WE MEET YOU?
My name is Ikemefule Daniel ariwodo, but most people know me by my stage name ‘Oxide‘
–TELL US ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND [Siblings And Family]
I was born into the family of three (3) amd am the 2nd born.
-HOW DID YOU BECOME AN ARTIST?
I developed love for music since when I was in jss3, I think because of lil wayne.
-WHAT IS YOUR INSPIRATION
I listen to tribal rappers a lot and I put down mine because nobody is an island of it own
-WHERE WAS YOUR FIRST PERFORMANCE?
My first performance was in my secoundry school during a litday (social day)and in this social day I was the only jss3 student that was allowed to be a participant because of how I ball and what I do
–HOW DO YOU BALANCE SCHOOL WITH MUSIC?
Actually is not easy but mostly I do my recordings when ever we are on break because if school resumes, I don’t use to have much time.
BESIDES MUSIC WHAT ARE YOU INTO?
OK I do some kind of mini businesses like supplying of wrapper, jewelries, and shoes both for male and females.
–TELL US ABOUT EAST COAST EMPIRE
East coast empire is a label that is been put in place for the promotion of indigenous rappers mostly upcoming artist.
– HOW MANY ARTIST ARE CURRENTLY SIGNED TO ECE?
Non for but we are still on the process of signing a girl which is not is not going to be disclosed for now
–WHAT GENRE OF MUSIC ARE YOU INTO?
Am an indigenous Rapper and I rapp with Igbo
-AS AN IGBO RAPPER HOW DO YOUR MUSIC SELL IN JOS/OTHER PARTS OF NIGERIA?
One thing for sure is that good music shows off anywhere, me being in jos I have been to so many shows and I ve never bored crowed because I mix ma rapps With English.
–WHAT SHOULD YOUR FANS BE EXPECTING FROM YOU SOON
Yeah, I have 3 tracks coming through featuring space boy Ronald and Tall Cheezy from script music titled Balling…and actually is a theme song for ubong victor a.k.a Daddyo aspiring for UNIJOS Director of socials
-WHICH ARTIST(S) DO YOU WISH TO COLLABORATE WITH?
I wish to work with Ill-Bliss [Oga Boss] ,Phyno and Jesse jags
–ARE YOUR PARENT IN SUPPORT OF YOUR CARRIER?
Yes my mum is fully aware and in support of my music carrier sometimes my mum calls me with my stage name Oxide
-WHO IS [Are] YOUR ROLE MODEL?
I have just one which is Phyno
-WHO ARE THE TOP ARTISTS YOU HAVE MET/WORKED WITH SO FAR [Include Details]
Non for now
–WHAT MAKES YOU UNIQUE FROM OTHER ARTIST?
I think because of my Igbo style of chorus and rapp
–ARE YOU PROUD OF WHAT YOU’RE INTO?
Yeah sure am proud of what am into with no regret because it exposes me to other people and also how to relate with people I have not met before.
–HOW DO YOU FEEL WHEN PEOPLE APPRECIATE YOUR MUSIC?
I feel good and great and more to work more hard
-WHERE WAS YOUR BEST PERFORMANCE?
mmmmmm my best performance was In campus blast organized by East coast empire ….everyone were shouting cos I was on stage and also many people ran for stage to cheer me up
-WHAT WAS THE HIGHEST AUDIENCE CAPACITY U’VE PERFORMED IN?
mmm let see approximately 1000 to it was in campus blast .
-TELL US ABOUT THE PROJECT YOU ARE WORKING ON CURRENTLY [If Any]
Am currently working on three(3) hot jams dropping soon which is ‘Kupu Here’…..Letter to my famx and Balling.
–WHY DID YOU CHOOSE MUSIC?
I choose music because it make me feel complete and ok
–WHEN LAST WERE YOU EMBARRASED & HOW?
On an ATM queue in Terminus when an angry guy pushed me away from the queue because he though i wanted to overtake him, people laughed at me and started insulting me and supporting the guy, i felt so embarrassed.
–THREE THINGS YOU CAN’T LEAVE YOUR HOME WITHOUT
-WHAT DO YOU HOPE TO ACHIEVE IN THE NEXT 5 YEARS?
At least in the next 5 years I should have gotten a stronger management and studio of mine
–WHAT ARE YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA HANDLES?
Facebook: Ikemefule Daniel Oxide
-WHAT DO YOU HAVE TO SAY TO YOUR FANS/FELLOW ARTISTS OUT THERE
Success and determination defines a man, and to my fans out there Your boy will never let you down, Anticipate hot Jamz coming your way.
Thanks for your time sir
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