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Mr Yonggo Exclusive interview and Track!






Where are you from and could you tell us a little bit of your upbringing?


I am a native of Imo state of Nigeria and I am living in Australia now. 

I grew up in a small town called Ọgba Ashade in Agege of Lagos state of Nigeria with my mother.

My mother is a petty trader in Agege market. She sells food items like traditional food spices and ingredients for a living. She loves education so she sent two of siblings to university to study chemistry. When I was growing up my siblings were in university studying chemistry. My mother and I lived in one room in Lagos before moving back to our village in Imo state Nigeria. 

One of my favorite memories from growing up was the day my mother got me a double cassette radio because she observed that I love music. Whenever she heard there was a new release of music, she would use her money to get a mixtape cassette for me and sometimes I would get an empty cassette and record music from fm radio. I also remember the day I discovered how to record my voice with a radio cassette on the radio. I keep recording and recording my vocals by singing melodies that don't make sense. It was fun then. 


What genre of music do you make and when did you first decide to be a musician?


I make a modern contemporary afro pop. 2017 was when I decided that I am a musician. Before then, I had been doing DJ music in my town and in my school. I am usually hired by my coworker to come to their town to do DJ work when they have festivals in their hometown. 


Who are some of the notable artists and people that influenced your career thus far?


I love R Kelly music but 50 cent, Chris Brown, celine Dion, Jlo, Dr dre, the game, timberline, 2face idibia, Davido, Burna boy, phino and other artists influence my career.  


Could you tell us about your latest projects?


I am working on a new album to be released in September this 2023.


What should we expect from you in the near future?


Now that I have perfect my beat, you should expect banger from me. 

As a musician, I am constantly striving to improve my craft and explore new creative avenues. In the near future, you can expect me to continue writing and performing music that speaks to my personal experiences and connects with audiences on an emotional level. I also plan to collaborate with other musicians and explore new genres and styles to further develop my sound. Ultimately, my goal is to create music that resonates with listeners and leaves a lasting impact on the industry.


Could you give us some advice that you can offer to someone who is just getting started in making music?


Keep doing what you believe you know better. Never let anyone tell you that you are not good at what you do. Most of them know that you are good but they prefer to promote an outsider instead of you. Well it is what it is. Learn to promote yourself, don't be afraid to try new things and always remember that Jesus Christ is a son of a carpenter but still he has the most greatest followers. 


Besides music, what are some of the things that you are into?


Apart from being a musician, I worked in health care. Given support to people with mental health and people with disabilities and dementia. 


Are you currently on tour or planning to be?


No, right now I am focusing on doing a great song and improving my production skills and styles to win more hearts but if the opportunity comes before the year runs out, I will.


Any last remarks?


I just want the world to know that afro pop is gaining popularity like other popular genres of music. I love listening to songs from wiz kid, Davido, Tems, Tiwa savage, 2 face, fals, Olamide, flavor, phino, Burna boy and so on. These people make afro pop great. Thank you.


K



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