(Interview) Why I featureTonto Dikeh In ‘Play’ – Nedu


Chinedu David Ekwuyasi, popularly known as Nedu is a Nigerian dance hall/reggae artiste, he spoke with Fujipop online recently about his latest effort titled ‘Play’, featuring Pokolee (Tonto Dikeh)                                                                                                                                                                  Read

Please tell us Your real names

My real names are, Chinedu David Ekwuyasi, but my stage name is Nedu. I hail from Delta state, ogwashiukwu to be precised.
Tell us, why did you chose Nedu of all names?
I chosed Nedu because it’s derived from my First name and I don’t want to stray too far away from that. It’s my Identity and anywhere my music reaches in the world , I want people to also identify where come from, I am a Nigerian and I just want people know that just by hearing the name.

When did you start music?
I have always had a deep love for music, so you can say I started as soon as my mom gave birth to me. *laughs*. But seriously, I started music officially 4 years ago. I recorded my first song under my record label “Syndik8 Records”, which includes artists like ; Lynxxx, Ikon, Blink Dj Obi. My brothers!

What kind of music do you do?
My style of music is predominantly Dancehall/Reggae, but I try to fuse it with other genres to give the sound a wider reach and audience. Music is meant to be played and experimented with.

What inspires you and your music career?

Like I said, I have always had a deep love for music, I listen to pretty much anything music, but if I had to narrow it down, I would say Bob Marley, Mavado, Vybz Kartel, Jesse Jagz, Phyno and so many other artists.

Why did you chose to feature Pokolee (Tonto Dikeh)?

The song has a attitude and I wanted someone who would match that and the first person that came to my mind was Tonto, and just like I predicted, she brought the energy and the “stuff” I was looking for. God bless her! She’s amazing to work with! She has great work ethics too.

What plans do you have to break into the Nigerian music industry?

My plan is to conquer one song at a time. I want my fans/supporters to grow with me with each song or project I release till the world finally hears my voice. The ultimate goal is to take this music to a whole new level and open doors and create opportunities beyond just the music itself.

There are thousands of youths out there looking for opportunities to come int the music industry, what do you have to say to them?

Well, I must say that I may not be the best or should I say the right person to answer this question because me I’m not there yet, I’m coming up and working hard to get there. However, there is always one sure way to be successful in life, and that is hard work, work hard, believe in yourself, be honest, believe in God and every other thing will added unto you.

What message do you have for your fans out there?

For fans, I can only say thank you for believing in me, I promise never to let you down. Keep0 supporting the brand and my God will always be with you. Just remember the name “Nedu”. Jah Bless.

Thank you for speaking with us.

You are welcome bro.

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