TGM-Who is Avast and how did you get your beginning in the music industry?
Avast-My stage name is A.V.A.S.T it simply means the whole combination of the names given to me from birth ARIBILOLA.VICTOR.AKIN.STEPHEN. I started my music when I discovered I was gifted with the talent of making people happy in sad moments and giving them a tune to gear-up their hectic day.
TGM-Where do you come from?
Avast-I am from Nigeria (Africa) I was given birth in Lagos state and I live there as well but my home town is from Osun State.
TGM-Tell me a little about you and your family?
Avast-We are a family of five and I am the first born and our family name is ARIBILOLA meaning a place of wealth I stay with my parents and we are all good with one and other.
TGM-Who is your inspiration and how do they inspire you?
Avast-My major inspiration in the music industry is 2face and Wizkid. They have inspired me through their music in everyday of life from their hustle to stardom they never relented they kept pushing harder and grinding. They motivate others in the way that since they were able to make it out of poverty in this life anyone can make it as long as they persevere and work hard, so they are my inspiration to greatness.
TGM-Any tips for future musicians trying to make it in today’s industry?
Avast-My tips to future musicians out there is this-they should be “REAL” within themselves, believe in yourself, pursue your goals and don’t give up or relent because you aren’t there yet, Rome wasn’t built in a day and stay focused on your goals and always remember your grassroots or where you come from.
TGM-What genre of music do you consider your music?
Avast-My style of music is circular Hip Hop it’s unique because you can’t relate it to any other person’s style because I came into the industry with a different sound from the other side.
TGM-What does this song “EgeDun” mean to you and why did you write it?
Avast-“EgeDun” simply means a fly man, a very nice gentle man, a very a non-prideful man. I wrote this song to make people happy and so they would dance to the beat and understand the lyrics.
TGM-What can we look forward to in the near future from you?
Avast-More “hit” songs increase my fan base with and thru my music more than ever and enough tracks to keep the name Avast blooming everywhere in the universe and repping the record label I will sign to to greatness.
TGM-As a musician, how do you feel giving back to your community who support you is important?
Avast-Giving back to my community has always been my second hobby aside from writing songs. Well what I can say about giving back is that it won’t be hard because from my background I knew how hard it was coming from the scratch and getting to the top I believe that I will help every soul that I can lift up to greatness so giving back to others will be a gratitude for thanking God for sending me to earth to help and motivate others.
TGM-Where do you see yourself in the music industry in 5 years?
Avast-I see myself in every corner of the universe because I will do everything within my power to drop hit songs everywhere in the world so that I can be an inspiration to others and to let them know that with God by my side all things are possible.
TGM-Thank you for your time and we wish you all the best in your quest for success…God bless you always!~!Avast-ft-zeddy_EgeDun.mp3 (24 downloads)