The interview section with Iyobo Osakue A.K.A IY, a student of AAU and an upcoming artist
What’s your full Name
Osakue Iyobosa but my stage name is IY
What school and dept are you in?
I am a medical physiology student at AAU, Edo State
When and why did you start singing?
I started singing as a kid and Its something I had no control over.
Is your family musical?
I can remember 2 of my elder brothers were part of a defunct Gospel group back then and they stopped music after the break up to face school
Which famous musicians do you admire? Why?
I admire alot of big acts, calling names will be an endless list but few like 2face, iceprince and mode9 have been influences on the local scene. I also love Sean paul, R kelly, Rogers, Wyclef, Eric donaldson, Bob marley and lots more
What are your fondest musical memories? In your house? In your neighborhood or town?
Hmmmmm…… Musical memories? None I would love to share
Were you influenced by old records & tapes? Which ones?
Talking about being influenced by records I think I learn from everything I hear.
Who are your favorite musicians? Groups? CD’s?
My favourite, Hmmm…. Top of d list is 2face, mode9, iceprince and a lot others
Have you been in competitions? Any prizes?
I have not been in any competition except the ones with myself
How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
I just get going when mistakes come in a performance…. I don’t see it because the audience can see it if I don’t make them see it
Do you get nervous before a performance or a competition?
Yeah, Sometimes I get nervous but when I get on stage I just fit in and get happy,that’s it
What advice would you give to beginners who are
For anyone who gets nervous, I think if you are happy on stage then you are good, So just trying to be happy on stage is the ish
Do you attend sessions? What makes a good session?
What makes a good session is your emotions and a good producer.
How often and for how long do you practice?
I practice when I want to, and that’s almost all the time.. *smiles*
What do you practice – exercises, new tunes, hard tunes, etc.?
I practice on improving my skills and write whatever comes
Do you teach music?
Teaching music? No, I don’t
How do you balance your music with your studies?
About mixing music and school…. It ain’t easy but music makes me happy and when you do stuff that makes you happy you are cool
Here are download links to his songs
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BB Pin: 21D30D15
Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/officialiy