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Our Celeb of the week is a Multitalented individual. He is an Actor,Film & Music Producer, Businessman,philanthropist, Model. CEO Untamed Intergrated Services( Fashion,construction,Music,Events,films&TV). He is no other person than JIM IYKE
Born James Ikechukwu , to Nigerian parents Mr and Mrs Stephen Esomugha from from Enugu Agidi village in Anambra state. He was born on September 25, 1976 in Libreville, Gabon. His parents hail . He was the only boy with 6 sisters
After his primary education in Gabon and secondary education at federal government college, Kwali, Abuja, Jim Iyke had his tertiary education at the University of Jos, where he bagged a B.Sc. in Philosophy, after having earlier bagged a diploma in Banking and Finance from the same University. Jim speaks English and Igbo fluently, and passable French. Jim loves to cycle, and has traveled around the world; he is an avid reader of almost every media, and loves to write poetry. He also mastered martial art, and has earned a Black Belt in Ti Quan Do.
Hello Eb readers, in this month’s series of exclusive interviews , i got the opportunity to interview the Skibo master- Solid Star. I actually would not call it just an interview because it was a chat. So i decided to put it in episodes of 4.
So please enjoy as he talks about himself , his background, how he derived his name, p:his music and also talks about his omotena song that brought him to limelight.
Finally , i got to meet the Singer ,dancer and Songwriter. Most people call him the Nigerian Usher. He is the guy with the energetic and creative dance steps which are a marvel to watch during his performances at shows. In this interview with EVATESE blog, the tall,hunky dude talks about his life, music and experiences.
He came into the limelight with his track “Dangerous” in 2009 and won Best special effect editing and nominated for best choreography and best pop video in the Sound City Music Awards. In 2010 he won Best use of Choerogarphy and best use of effects and nominated for video of the year with his amazing single “Pop Off Selecta” in the Nigerian Music Video Awards.
Read and enjoy!!!!!
My name is Dipp, Halfman Halfamayzing. i am a pop/RnB singer and dancer
So how did you derive the name Dipp?
Dipp is the short-form of my native name ‘Oladipupo’. My yoruba name is very long
How would you describe your Growing up? Educational background?
Growing up for me was fun and insightful and full of adventure . i was privileged to have a good education and i have 4 other brothers and no sister. I studied building in Ahmadu Bello University, zaria
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Dear EB readers finally stumbled or let’s say I met someone I know you all should know. He has released some good stuff. He does all kind of music Finally I got the opportunity to have a chat with him please do enjoy.
Q: Hello, how do you do?
A: I’m doing good.
Q: Introduce yourself. How did you derive that name?
A: My name is Mayowa Damilare, I got the “May” from Mayowa and “Dre” from Dare! I guess that’s how MAYDRE came alive.
Q: So how would you describe your Growing up , Education Background and Early influences ?
A: Growing up wasn’t easy I don’t want to go too deep about that, education, let’s just say I’m a student!!! Background, errm I’m from a polygamous family only son of my mother, two sisters that I love crazyyyy, Early influences lool! We started with alomo and the journey is still on hehe*
Ok o. But ur fans would love to know about your school and your study choice
A:Ok used to be a student of leads city university then long p happened! And don’t ask! Let’s just say I’m taking a break from school for now. I’m sure my fans know that already! Well unilag boy 2013, I guess I’m a little ready for school.
Q: So why music? Why did you choose this profession?
A: Yeah it has been my passion for a long time! I just knew I had to do it! I’m in love with music, it’s my first love!
Wow, I love that word “First love”.
Q: Who are you role-models, mentors or hero se per se?
A: I’ve always been a crazy D’banj fan locally, basically in Nigeria I look up to D’banj mostly! Internationally a lot oo, JayZ, Kanye omo they are plenty
Hmmmm. Dbanj. Well not a bad choice though. But with the ongoing stuff about the Dbanj and Donjazzy split what do u think?
A:I careless, I love D’banj… To me Don Jazzy is a great producer but I’m a D’banj fan #teamdbanj
Q: Fashion, Friends?
A: I don’t have friends 😀
Hmm. But no man is an island. And seriously so I’m not your friend /:) ok o. lol
Q: Well if u don’t have friends how would you describe your fashion sense?
Well my dress sense says it all! I’m not a typical fashion guy! But I definitely look good every time
Q: What inspires your outfits? Your Most comfortable attire?
A: Err that depends on where I’m going to and my girlfriend mostly help me pick
Hmmm. Girlfriend!!! That’s cool. So you aren’t single then . She must be so lucky.
Q: Do you have any style icon? Any favorite designer? Any favorite perfume?
A:Nah I’m not single, yes I do! Sorry to disappoint you but D’banj is also my style! I’m just a snap back version lol. I love Gucci… My boys call me Gucci boy.. I wear loads of Gucci Perfume, belts and all!..
Q: Major challenge and how you managed or still manage it?
Well I don’t really have challenges, because GOD gat me!.. I’m an overcomer so I always overcome sweetheart!
Q: What is a typical day in your life like? Describe yourself in 3 words
A: Typical day for me would be studio, PlayStation and probably business meeting! 3 words! I’m a sweet boy, funny and very unserious lol
Q: As a very attractive guy, how do you manage your female/male fans?
Is there any upcoming project or anything new your fans should expect soon or in the nearest future? What label are you signed onto
A: Female fans, well I handle them right… I love girls naturally… So music gives me great chances to know loads of them. Yeah new things are coming up this year, want to surprise you all. Currently I’m with my cousin dpzle under God Ent… I won’t say more!
That’s good o at least your fans have something to look out for form you soonest .
Q: What inspires your songs? Who is your fan base? Who and what do you think is a competition to you in your industry?
A: I get inspired by girls mostly and people around me, things around me, my mood and my liquor. No competition, I’m storming the industry! Wizkid is brother so I’m not competing; well aside from him I’m good! My fan base are my fans
Q: Define your brand? Aside your career what else do you do? Plans in next 5yrs? How often do you work with upcoming acts?
A: My brand is unique, loads of inner structure… you guys will find out yourselves soon!
Aside music, I’m a business man.. Just make money. Next 5years, God knows best but I hope for the TOP!
Madame I be upcoming too, I’m not d’banj or 2face yet so I work with my friends Karatkid, Kidakudz, Dammy Krane etc, I have songs with almost of my friends! We’re all upcoming! God will lift us up.
A:We create our destiny, no man can change God’s plan in our lifes!..
Yeah I think that’s right!
Q: Has your relationship with your fans and family changed since you came into the hotspot?
A: Nah like I said earlier my sisters are my joy and my mom hmmmmn she’s my everything.. We still do the same old shiiii . I keep making songs, non-stop
S/o to all the girls that love me, I love u all too! To my male fans God bless u all! Please keep supporting! S/o to timmy and drjazz… God bless #TeamMayDre and follow me on twitter @MayDre_Deytona
SOME RELEASED SONGS:
JUMBO FT WIZKID
OH NO FT DR JAZZ
Yours Truly Evatese