Question1…Can we meet you?
Am Monsurdeen Abiola and popularly known as Omoluabi MaDream 4pmy
Question2…Where did you grow up?
I was born in ibadan, oyo state, but I am a native of osun state, Ede precisely.
Question3…When and why did you start music?
I started music in 2004 and the main reason why i start music was because i got the influenced from my past friend Shanko Rasheed who is fuji Musician, and i felt i can always do what he is doing and even more better.
Question4…What is your musical background?
I have a little bit of a music background I would say. I played alto-saxophone from fourth grade until I was a freshman in high school. I also took a few piano classes as well. I’ve been in love with music since I was a child, but it was more so my own curiosity rather than it being pushed on me by my mother. My mom played clarinet when she was in school so she plays a big role in encouraging me, but it was really j my own curiosity into music that got me started. Music basically pushed itself on me.
Question5…What does it feel like to be a hip hop artiste in Nigeria at the moment?
At the moment, for me, it is mixed. There are days when I am proud to be one. Days when I see flashes of hope and feel like am not doing this again. Days when many fans are excited about my new hip hop project or about a really good verse of rap that i just dropped on a song.There are also times when it is absolutely frustrating. Times when I sit down and realise that i really do not have any major concerts and that i have no award shows strictly meant to honour me, but to be realistic,for now it is discouraging but i hope that soon enough the fans will learn to appreciate the diversity in Hip hop and will also start to gain from it sooner.
Before we go further, can you give us a freestyle???
Yes! that is my job
This is the time for me to think about my life,
Boys are so wicked they kill and survive,They collect someone money with gun and knife,
They no ready 2 work & they want become a chief,
Yeah…When there’s life there’s hope
When there’s earth there’s globe
When there’s kerosene there’s stove
When there’s level Boi get scope
😃 😃 😃 lolssssss Wow nice one (dream)…
Question6..What do you hate most about the industry?
Hate is a strong word but I can’t say it isn’t appropriate. I hate the lies, yes and also what i hate most is listening to music and get to know that it has no meaning or message to pass. i hate it.
Question7…Musically, what are your biggest influences and who are your favorite musicians?
Musically, my biggest influence has to be music in general. I love sound and I enjoy witnessing or participating in a concert. I love to see the reaction people get when they hear my songs that they love. That reaction is my biggest musical influence. and my favorite music is Ayinla omowura, Yusuf Olatunji, Orlando owo, lil wayne, Mr P, Brymo, Asa and Burna boy, also 9ice.I’m more so influenced by great thinkers and writers when it comes to my music.
Question8…How would you describe your own style?
I guess I would say that I’m different in the sense that I’m more of a Motivational Singer. I touch a lot on spirituality in my rhymes, but not in a religious sense though. I’m not a gospel singer by any means, but I do discuss the soul a lot. I’m a self-conscious rapper/singer. A lot of my songs are serious in nature, but I have a lot of music with a lot of different feelings for each song. So I would describe my style as diverse, poetic, and original. I like to take a lot of risks with the things that I say, the way that I say them and the beats that I use.
Question9…Who do you collaborate with?
I have not really collaborate with any artists for now.
Question10…In what ways has your newest music changed from when you first started?
I’ve just improved all around. I’ve worked on my mixing, my songwriting and just myself as a person. When I first started I just wanted to make music, but I didn’t know much about anything so I made what I heard other singers making.The music has changed, but it’s because the lifestyle and thinking behind the music has changed drastically as well.
Question11… What are the main inspirations for the lyrics you write?
Its is Easy. God, after God he is still the one. Which is EVERYTHING.
Question12… Have you been in competitions? Any prizes?
Question13… What would be your dream venue in which to perform?That’s a good question. well i have been performing live in ibadan and other places but where i will Probably like to have a performance is at #Felabration, Mtn project fame, and #Olamide’s OLIC. That would be my dream venue. I think that would be pretty sweet.
Question14…What advice would you give other hip-hop artistes?
I’m no expert in the game and I’m not accomplished yet so I can’t exactly dish out advice to everyone. I would however like to address the newbies
•They should try and work very hard even harder meanwhile, should know what you are doing. •Don’t sign agreements without doing proper research about the business and legal components of the industry, i think you should learned from the mistake Kiss Daniel and oladips made.
• Don’t get carried away by men in suits, offering you the whole world and promising you the platform you need. Sometimes when it shines too bright, it blinds you.
• Stay humble but don’t let anybody understate your value.
•.Regardless of opinions, focus on your hustle. God got you.