TGM-Who is Blazeboy and how did you get your beginning in the music industry?
Blazeboy-I go by Blazeboy on the stage and in the world of music, I started officially singing in the year 2008 while I was still in college. I performed a song that I had recorded at our student send forth event and everyone loved it and gave me encouragement. Since the industry accepted my style I felt that music was my calling and have been performing and recording ever since then and I am very happy with my career.
TGM-Where do you come from?
Blazeboy-I am from Kogi State, Nigeria, it is a state in the middle belt of the country.
TGM-Tell me a little about you and your family?
Blazeboy-I am the only son of my parents, I lost my father at a very tender age. My Mum has been my only support and one to have my back ever since my father passed.
TGM-Who is your inspiration and how do they inspire you?
Blazeboy-My first inspiration came from Wande Coal. After the way we danced to his “Bumper to Bumper” single back then I promised myself that I must get people to dance so well with my music as well.
TGM-Any tips for future musicians trying to make it in today’s industry?
Blazeboy-My advice to all upcoming artistes out there is this, please don’t record songs and keep them to yourself alone. Reach out to social media and other platforms, go to shows and perform whether you are paid or not, be consistent and try to meet people who will share your dreams and never give up keep striving for what you believe in.
TGM-What genre of music do you consider your music to be?
Blazeboy-I do Afro-beat music mostly but I can sing any genre, depends on how and where the inspiration is coming from at the time of writing, so I can give numerous melodious tunes regardless of the genre.
TGM-What does this song “My Turn” mean to you and why did you write it?
Blazeboy-“My Turn” by Blazeboy is a full inspirational song, it’s a song to tell everyone out there that every hustle has a payday and as long as you don’t give up on yourself then one day it will definitely be your turn to shine bright.
TGM-What can we look forward to in the near future from you?
Blazeboy-The future for me is very bright and I will continue to ask my fans to keep supporting me and my music. Everyone should expect hot collaborations with home-based, African and international artistes from me.
TGM-As a musician, how do you feel giving back to your community who support you is important?
Blazeboy-Giving back materially, with social amenities and even free healthcare to the community that made me is my top most priority as an African artist and as a good human in general, I have made a vow to emulate and also support Akon’s “Light up Africa” project in any way I can.
TGM-Where do you see yourself in the music industry in 5 years?
Blazeboy-By the grace of God, in five years time I will definitely be better and mega in every aspect of my career, my fans can expect that and keep supporting and praying for me…thank you.
TGM-Thank you for your time Blazeboy I wish you all the best in your quest for success in all that you do…God bless you always!~!Blazeboy-my-turn.mp3 (2 downloads)