On this new month of December, thetraffickedblog met few musicians on the block but had quite an experience talking to fast rising star “Elvido NMN” he spoke deeply on the struggles of an upcoming musician, the conversation went thus;
WHAT IS YOUR REAL NAME?
Elvido; Zunwa Elvis Chibuogu.
HOPE I CAN JUST CALL YOU ELVIDO?
Elvido; yes you can.
WHAT BROUGHT ABOUT THE NAME ELVIDO NMN?
Elvido; (Smiles) it all started with play from secondary school my school mates would always call me “Elvido nwanne davido” so during when I was elected as senior prefect juniors would try to hail me like “no be you again” then I would reply “na me now” so yeah NMN stands for “na me now” (laughs).
WHEN DID YOU START MUSIC?
Elvido; Okay I confess I was kind of playful and troublesome , then my music could just come from a school mate who had a big head and then a funny name, my tease song would go viral and make people laugh. So I would say basically my music started since my junior secondary school.
CHALLENGES SO FAR?
Elvido; (sighs) it has never been easy, let’s just leave it at that.
WHAT KEEPS YOU MOVING IN THE INDUSTRY?
Elvido;(sighs and looks up, whispers; mummy God bless you), my mum has been the best motivation any musician can get, she believes in me totally, she would say “my son your time dey come” she is my manager.
HOW DO YOU EXPLAIN YOUR KIND OF MUSIC?
Elvido; I kill Afrobeats
WHY AFROBEAT, IS IT BURNA BOY?
Elvido; No no, Burna boy is great though but then all hands and respect should and must go to my father OBO, Davido is indeed a mentor to me, we might not have the same sound but then his ginger and charisma is enough.
HENCE THE SONG “SAY I DO” A DAVIDO KIND OF VIBE
Elvido; yeah yeah, “say I do” just came to me, I was in the studio just to cool off and my producer played the beat, it kept playing in my head and I fell in love with it so I keyed into the vibe and released something for a wedding occasion. I am happy we all love it.
IS THERE ANY GIRL THAT WOULD BE SAYING “I DO” ANYTIME SOON?
Elvido; (laughs) not anytime soon.
THERE WAS A RUMOUR OF A FELA VIBE THAT WOULD BE COMING THROUGH, HAS IT DROPPED?
Elvido; yes, it’s a total vibe in respect to the icon, it would soon be out just havin few production issues but will soon be resolved.
YOUR RISKY COVER TOTALLY BLEW MY MIND!!
Elvido; if you noticed risky was a danger worldwide, I just felt I should do something for my mentor but that aside I love good music.
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