G.Y.E PRESENTS DAVID HKN ADELEKE-”I LOVE AFRICAN MUSIC AND I CANT SEE MYSELF DOING ANYTHING ELSE REALLY”.

David Adeleke

David Adeleke is a Nigerian Artiste who stays true to his roots.Having performed at various shows like Concrete Rose and performed with various other artists like NPZ, David  is still one of the most humble and down to earth people you’ll ever meet.We at GidiNoize were privileged to have an interview with the man himself,David Adeleke.

GidiNoize Interviews David Adeleke

1. WHO IS DAVID ADELEKE?
David is a very bad sharp nigga, cool and collected, down to earth and of course talented.

2. CAN YOU TELL US A BIT ABOUT YOUR BACKGROUND(EDUCATIONAL,FAMILY)?

I come from a very big family of about 9, dad’s a business man, mother passed away few years back, but u know I love my family and we are all very close. I went to primary school in CTC, that’s in Ikeja and then did a year in Chrisland VGC before going to BIS Lagos where I discovered my talents and now I’m in the U.S, I’ve got two more years to go b4 I graduate then its world domination no doubt.

3. WHEN DID YOU REALIZE MUSIC WAS YOUR CALLING?

When I was about 13, I used to rap before I started singing with 3 of my friends Aniekan Ufot ,Emeka Nwani, Tobi Ajayi and my boy Nnamdi.We formed a little group called Iceberg in school but we just played around and made good music that people actually liked and we got a little bit of fame around school.

4. WHAT GENRE ARE YOU INTO AND WHY?

I would say afro pop.I love African music and I cant see my self doing anything else really!

5. HOW DO YOU MANAGE YOUR STUDIES & MUSICAL CAREER TOGETHER?

Mehn e no easy at all.I guess its just a matter of good time management, theres time for everything and I also have the help of my close friend and manager, Mr. Damie Okulaja.

6. BEING A YOUNG ARTISTE COMES WITH A LOT OF CRITICISM AND DISAPPROVAL ESPECIALLY FROM PARENTS ,HOW DO YOU COPE WITH THAT?
Haha, my daddy’s always saying DAVID!! GO TO SCHOOL but he has actually started taking me serious, little by little but like I said I’m close to my family and they will support whatever decision I make in life

7.WE UNDERSTAND THAT YOU HAVE PERFORMED AT A COUPLE OF SHOWS CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT THEM?

Yea u know I did Concrete Rose and a couple of shows I cant really remember but I’m doing like 6 shows when I return home in December, I cant wait, really excited!.


8.WHAT HAS BEEN THE GREATEST MOMENT OF YOUR MUSICAL CAREER?

Hmmm I would say making the song AFRICAN CHAMPION with my cousin. That track is about to change both our lives.

9. OUTSIDE THE MUSIC SCENE WHO IS DAVID ADELEKE?

My life is music, all my close friends know; I’m interested in nothing else..lol

10.ARE YOU SINGLE?LOL
Haha…..abegg no put me for wahala oohh!!lol

11.APART FROM MUSIC DO YOU HAVE ANY OTHER AREAS OF INTEREST?

Hmm chilling with friends, I love the beach…..my familyand I love swimming…

12. DO YOU INTEND ON GOING INTO MUSIC FULL TIME?
Of course ..

13. WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS?
Hmmm sitting on a big music empire, helping the poor, should have a wife and possibly kids…

14.THERE ARE A COUPLE OF YOUNG ARTISTES IN THE NIGERIAN MUSIC INDUSTRY,WHAT MAKES YOU STAND OUT?

I think its just my humbleness, I work with anybody whether u’ve got money or not and trust me being humble will take you very far.

15. GROWING UP,WHO WERE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES?

My favorite producer out there has to be ‘Don Baba J’. He has influenced me a lot, and of course Fela Kuti

16.DO YOU WRITE YOUR OWN RAPS/SONGS?
Of course, every little bit of it…

17.WHATS THE INSPIRATION BEHIND YOUR SONGS?

Mehn just want to making people around me proud really and making good music…

18. IS THERE AN ALBUM OR MIXTAPE IN THE WORKS AND WHEN CAN WE EXPECT IT TO DROP?

As of now I’m working on my cousin, NPZ’S album so when we done with that expect something major from me…

19. WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR OTHER UPCOMING ARTISTES?

Don’t rush it when your time comes you will feel it because if u rush in u will def rush out…lol

20. ANY LAST WORDS FOR YOUR FANS?

I love y’all…thanks for the support and be expecting much more JOR OOOHH!!!

TO LISTEN TO HIS MUSIC VISIT

http://www.myspace.com/davidohkn


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