TGM-Who is Lerizy and how did you get your beginning in the music industry?
Lerizy-My stage name is Lerizy, I began my musical career when I was 7 years old in the church children’s choir. I developed my vocal skills there too. I moved from singing to playing different kinds of instruments such as the guitars, drums and keyboard. I started writing my own songs at 13 years old.
TGM-Where do you come from?
Lerizy-I’m from Ebelle, Igueben LGA Edo state, Nigeria, West Africa.
TGM-Tell me a little about you and your family?
Lerizy-Well I’m from a large family consisting of eight siblings and two step-siblings with my parents… I’m the fourth born of my parents and the 3rd male… I’m 21yrs old, single, not yet searching…I am of average height, little bit fair in complexion, cool person, a lover of music and a God fearing young man.
TGM-Who is your inspiration and how do they inspire you?
Lerizy-The Holy Spirit is my inspiration along with inspirations from Don Moen, Michael Smith, Chris Brown, T-Pain, Drake, 2Face, Idibia and others that have developed through the years. I love listening to their songs all the time and even I receive my lyrics for my songs from listening to them although my songs are in a different genre and I have different sounds from them they are very much my inspiration.
TGM-Any tips for future musicians trying to make it in today’s music industry?
Lerizy-My advice to all musicians trying to make it in today’s music industry is to always look up to God and focus on their vision. Spend lots of quality time practicing and rehearsing so that you can write good songs with meaningful words to them. The most important thing is to be humble with your surroundings and the atmosphere you find yourself in, for without humility you won’t go far and in my opinion musicians need to abstain from drugs.
TGM-What genre of music do you consider your music?
Lerizy-Well when it comes to genre of music, I am very versatile in my music but mostly I do Afro Pop and R&B music.
TGM-What this song “Side by Side” mean to you and why did you write it?
Lerizy-“Side by Side” is the title of my single. It means my partner/soulmate and I will always be together every where we go for behind every successful man there is a woman, I wrote it because of the experience I had past years ago.
TGM-What can we look forward to in the near future from you?
Lerizy-I have always have faith that I’m going to be a successful musician and a great man, being a musician has always been my dream for I love doing music with the passion and love I have for music I have a firm vision of where I am going, I promise my fans that I am not going to let them down nor disappoint them at all.
TGM-As a musician, how do you feel giving back to your community who support you is important?
Lerizy-As a successful musician I would like to be able to visit orphanages and help the youth who have dreams and visions to become what they want but they can’t afford it.
TGM-Then would you say that eventually you would like to start a program/programs for underprivileged youth in your community?
Lerizy-By the grace of God I have always had it in my mind to help the youth for I know what I have suffered in becoming what I wanted to be in life, it’s not easy, so when the right times and I am able to help I won’t disappoint them for they are our future.
TGM-Where do you see yourself in the music industry in 5 years?
Lerizy-As a fast rising musician I am seeing myself as the next big thing in the music industry that everyone is talking about for I believe I have the qualities of what it takes to succeed in the music industry.Lerizy-me-u-Mst.mp3 (260 downloads)