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How my manager got Harrysong to feature on my song – E Marshal

In this exclusive interview with Arthur Richard, Emmanuel Kalu otherwise known as E Marshal shared with us how he started his music career journey right there in Aba before his manager, Obi brought him to Lagos and got him signed to his present record label, Destic World Entertainment and also how they got Harrysong to feature in his latest song.

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  Please introduce yourself to us

My name is Emmanuel Kalu, popularly known as E Marshal, I’m an artiste signed unto Destic World Entertainment based here in Lagos. I started my music career in Aba, Abia State, I later moved to Abuja and was later called to come over to Lagos.

Introduce yourself to us

My name is Emmanuel Kalu, popularly known as E Marshal, I’m an artiste signed unto Destic World Entertainment based here in Lagos. I started my music career in Aba, Abia State, I later moved to Abuja and was later called to come over to Lagos.

How long have you been singing?

I have been singing for about 6 years now because my first recording was in 2011 in Aba, Abia State.

How has the journey been so far?

The journey so far has been a bit rough, but the most important thing is that we have been moving forward gradually.

Tell us little about your record label

Destic World Entertainment is an entertainment company, we are into everything that entertainment with office at Lekki. We shoot music videos, rent out cameras and other equipments for events and many other things.

Can you tell us little about your back ground?

Well I’m a boy that came from a very low back ground, I was nobody but God through his grace and music is making me somebody because as it is today people are getting to know who E marshal is and so I no longer see myself as nobody.

Your record label seems to be doing well for you as they get you to feature a big artiste, Harrysong, how did you get them to sign you?

I met my record label through my manager Obi Wilson, he introduced me to Destic World Entertainment, before then I was in Abuja but he called me to down here from there he got me signed to the record label.

Like how many songs did you have in your name before you got signed to your record label?

Well officially I have not dropped any song before I got signed but I can boldly tell you that right there in Aba where I started from I was well known, I was very popular there because I was also doing stuffs there though I have not officially released any track but I was well known and respected as an artiste.

In your first official single you featured Harrysong, how did you do that because a host other artistes will wish to be like you?

Actually that was not my first single, my first official single was titled One Call and the video was shut right here in Lagos, Banana Island to be précised. This particular song which featured Harrysong is my second song. I think the credit of me featuring Harrysong must go to my management team and record label because they made all the moves and arrangement that made it possible.

What are the challenges you have encountered getting to this level of your career?

Honestly the journey so have been tough and rough but at the same time we have been moving forward gradually because the hustle is real in this industry, it’s more like a jungle where it is the survival of the fittest. For example because you are not that known like artistes like Wizkid or Davido some people will want to trample on you, it has happened to me on several occasions. Number one is that you won’t be recognized and at the same time some people will want to frustrate you, not that they don’t know or ever heard of you but they just want to deliberately  suppress  you and make you feel like you are nothing. Take for example one I  was invited and confirmed for that event but missed the opportunity of performing because of this same issue. On getting there the bouncers were like ‘who is this one, go back go back’ and stuffs like that, then we started calling the organizers of the event and in that kind of an event the organizers are always busy, so at the end of the day I ended up not performing because of the actions of some people, that is after standing outside for about 4 hours, it was so frustrating.

The profession you are in has a lot to do with girls, how do you cope with them?

Girls will always be around because they are part of this business, they are a very critical part of this industry but for me no girl at the moment because I really don’t want anything that will distract me from my music career now. Girls are all over the place but it takes wisdom to not allow them to distract you.

What do you have to say to other upcoming artistes like you who have not gotten the same opportunity as you?

This journey is not an easy journey but I must be sincere to you, I held on to God to this stage, I have been doing a lot, I pray a lot, me and my manager we pray like our whole lives depended on it and that is how it’s supposed to be any way. So I have come to understand that it’s not all about knowing how to sing or having a good content, No, it’s grace and grace can only come from God. God showeth mercy to whom he wants to show mercy to. So my only advise to any upcoming artiste out there looking for opportunity is to hold on to God. That is the number thing, another one is how loyal and associating you are. So simply put, hold on to God and be loyal.

What actually motivated you to go into music?

Actually I started out as a dancer when was very little like 5 years old. It all started when I go to an event with uncle and if I dance people will give me money from there I started going for dancing competition and people will spray me money and I will go home with a lot of money then, from there I started writing songs for my cousin and some other people and at the same time I was also in my church music group, so from there I was like since I can do this let me go into it fully. So it’s not like I just woke up one morning and started singing, I started with dancing, writing songs for other people before venturing into music.

How long have you been singing?

I have been singing for about 6 years now because my first recording was in 2011 in Aba, Abia State.

How has the journey been so far?

The journey so far has been a bit rough, but the most important thing is that we have been moving forward gradually.

Tell us little about your record label

Destic World Entertainment is an entertainment company, we are into everything that entertainment with office at Lekki. We shoot music videos, rent out cameras and other equipments for events and many other things.

Can you tell us little about your back ground?

Well I’m a boy that came from a very low back ground, I was nobody but God through his grace and music is making me somebody because as it is today people are getting to know who E marshal is and so I no longer see myself as nobody.

Your record label seems to be doing well for you as they get you to feature a big artiste, Harrysong, how did you get them to sign you?

I met my record label through my manager Obi Wilson, he introduced me to Destic World Entertainment, before then I was in Abuja but he called me to down here from there he got me signed to the record label.

Like how many songs did you have in your name before you got signed to your record label?

Well officially I have not dropped any song before I got signed but I can boldly tell you that right there in Aba where I started from I was well known, I was very popular there because I was also doing stuffs there though I have not officially released any track but I was well known and respected as an artiste.

In your first official single you featured Harrysong, how did you do that because a host other artistes will wish to be like you?

Actually that was not my first single, my first official single was titled One Call and the video was shut right here in Lagos, Banana Island to be précised. This particular song which featured Harrysong is my second song. I think the credit of me featuring Harrysong must go to my management team and record label because they made all the moves and arrangement that made it possible.

What are the challenges you have encountered getting to this level of your career?

Honestly the journey so have been tough and rough but at the same time we have been moving forward gradually because the hustle is real in this industry, it’s more like a jungle where it is the survival of the fittest. For example because you are not that known like artistes like Wizkid or Davido some people will want to trample on you, it has happened to me on several occasions. Number one is that you won’t be recognized and at the same time some people will want to frustrate you, not that they don’t know or ever heard of you but they just want to deliberately  suppress  you and make you feel like you are nothing. Take for example one I  was invited and confirmed for that event but missed the opportunity of performing because of this same issue. On getting there the bouncers were like ‘who is this one, go back go back’ and stuffs like that, then we started calling the organizers of the event and in that kind of an event the organizers are always busy, so at the end of the day I ended up not performing because of the actions of some people, that is after standing outside for about 4 hours, it was so frustrating.

The profession you are in has a lot to do with girls, how do you cope with them?

Girls will always be around because they are part of this business, they are a very critical part of this industry but for me no girl at the moment because I really don’t want anything that will distract me from my music career now. Girls are all over the place but it takes wisdom to not allow them to distract you.

What do you have to say to other upcoming artistes like you who have not gotten the same opportunity as you?

This journey is not an easy journey but I must be sincere to you, I held on to God to this stage, I have been doing a lot, I pray a lot, me and my manager we pray like our whole lives depended on it and that is how it’s supposed to be any way. So I have come to understand that it’s not all about knowing how to sing or having a good content, No, it’s grace and grace can only come from God. God showeth mercy to whom he wants to show mercy to. So my only advise to any upcoming artiste out there looking for opportunity is to hold on to God. That is the number thing, another one is how loyal and associating you are. So simply put, hold on to God and be loyal.

What actually motivated you to go into music?

Actually I started out as a dancer when was very little like 5 years old. It all started when I go to an event with uncle and if I dance people will give me money from there I started going for dancing competition and people will spray me money and I will go home with a lot of money then, from there I started writing songs for my cousin and some other people and at the same time I was also in my church music group, so from there I was like since I can do this let me go into it fully. So it’s not like I just woke up one morning and started singing, I started with dancing, writing songs for other people before venturing into music.

 

 

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I Now Realized What It Means to be a Parent-Malaika

IMG-20170126-WA0007.jpgFuji Music Star, Alhaji Sulaimon Alao Malaika’s first child Alimot Sadiat, has graduated from University of Lagos, Unilag.  She reads Business Administration. Her father, Sulaimon AlaoMalaika was there live with his entire band crew and some other celebrity friends.

How was the bringing up before her graduation?

I give big kudos to my parents, it is now i know what its takes to be a parent, its not easy. For my daughter to be graduating today, i thank Almighty Allah, though she still has younger ones, but am very happy, because many people started but not everyone  was able to finish.

What the next step?

She will be furthering by doing her masters degree after her youth cops service, and getting a good job, and a life of her own.

I will like to cease this opportunity to beg our government, though they are trying, but we need to do more, there are many graduates but just roaming about the streets, no job, no skills, so its very sad, after so much efforts and sacrifice they put in their study.
Though i didn’t have this opportunity while i was growing up, so i made up my mind to assist my children to achieve their aim, she’s 22 now, as for me i dropped out of school dued to lack of fund, but since when i became established as an entertainer, i futhre more in my studies, which has really helped me, especially in my communication skills, which is very important.

Any regret that none of your children are not following your footstep ?

Not at all, i believe everybody has their own destiny, although, my grandfather was a musician, my father was a musician also, and so am i too, but nobody forced me to do what am doing right now, so for my children, its their choice, mine is just to support and guild them morally.

I will advise all youths  who wish to be something in life to try get education, because its enlighting one and makes you more useful to yourself and to the entire community at large, i won’t support anybody claiming to do music and ignoring education. To be a successful artiste, you have to be prayerful, loyal, faithful to God and also people around you.

Malaika Daughter interview Alimot Sadiat

How do you fell graduating?

I give Thanks to God, and then to my parent, especially my dad, he has also been there for me everytime i need him, he cuddles me, advises me, and encourages me when am down, he also gears me up and also creates  time for me despite his busy schedule.

what is the next step now?
Being a graduate is just the starting  new phase of life of  entirely, life is all about a growth process, we move from one stage to another, this is just the beginning for me, and by the special grace of God, i will be pursuing my masters degree and my Phd..
I graduated from the department of insurance, faculty of Business Administration.
How does your dad personality pressure you among your peers in school?
Well, its has not hinder me to get what i want to get, my dad has always warn me not to brag about myself, and always preach to me to be humble and friendly, which i heeded to and its really worked for me, many of my friends don’t  really know how influential my Dad was, and i really enjoyed that modesty.
Have you though to pursue his line as an entertainer?

I like entertainment, but it is just that my dream in life is not going to that direction at all, for now i want to still further more on my education, and work in a reputable company and later set up a venture for myself.
How social were you will in school?
I was not social, i only sometimes accompany my friend to departmental programme as a result of me being the only one left in the hostel, i don’t like partying but only attend family gigs or a friends birthday occasionally.

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[MUSIC] Coby (@theycallmeCOBY) – Inside My Room Ft. Solidstar

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Coby debuts with his first official single – Inside my room featuring Solidstar.
The song was produced by popito, co produced by solid star(most people don’t know he’s also a producer, and a good one at that) mix and mastered by indomix. Coby is currently signed to TSBC ( The Sureboi Company)

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