Budding Afro pop singer, Bobbyaino, has declared himself as the next big thing to happen to the Afro pop genre of music in Nigeria, adding that with his talent and experience he has the capacity to be the best in the ever-growing Nigeria music industry.
The singer born Jimoh Abiodun Michael and study Music at Cyprus International University, says he would bring a new type of dynamism to the Afro music industry and give many established acts a run for their money.
Speaking in an interview, the musician whose performance in the song ‘Nigboro’ with Qdot ruled the airwaves for months maintained that the versatility of his craft is easily noticeable in songs song among other hit songs he has dropped over the years. No doubt Bobbyaino believe he can be the best in a couple of years go come.
“I want to be remembered for making myself and my country proud, I want to be remembered for making good music, changing lives with my brand of music. I want to be mentioned in the region of some of the greatest artiste like Fela, Sunny Ade etc. I want to be the best. I see myself in the biggest stage, doing music for not just only Nigeria but for the world, doing collaboration with the finest in the industry, winning awards.”
Afro music, according to the singer is a general term covering a wide range of music styles, while adding that Afro music helped the African continent to get acquainted with the popular dance and music of the people from Africa.
“I would say Nigeria music is reach both in culture and tradition, the whole world today is listen to our music not just because of the lyrics but also because of the song we produce. Again, in terms of creativity our music can compete with the best in the world, Afrobeat is the biggest genre of music in the world right now, Nigeria is in the forefront of such movement, just look at the likes of Burna Boy, Wizkid etc see what they are doing in the international stage, shutting down concept in Europe and other part of the world. I would just say our style of music makes us different,” the artistes stated.
Speaking on how his music career started, the Ogun state born artists, the ‘Omo Ologo’ crooner said, he fell in love with music from a very tender age and all he wanted was to excel in the craft.
“Music is my life, this is all I wanted to do from my childhood, I feel like it my destiny to do music, every time I try to run away from doing music, I see myself even singing and composing music unknowingly. My interest in music started when I was just 15 years old, so professionally this is my 14 years of being in the music industry. And over this period, I have learnt a lot about the craft. I can boast now that I am the next big name in the music industry, I just want to tell my fans all over the world to keep supporting me and keep listening to my music.”
Most music lovers may not know Bobbyaino is the younger brother to budding Nigerian musician, Qudus Fakoya Oluwadamilare popularly known as Qdot, according to Bobbyaino, “Qdot is my brother, his real name is Damilare. He has been very helpful to me and my music career, he always encouraging and advising me how I can get better. He’s one person who has so much belief in me and he’s always ready to assist me. He gave me one of his songs (Nigboro) and we recorded it together and the song went viral. He is one of my role models in the industry, he has always shown me love and affection all the time.”
The musician said he intends to use his native language, Yoruba, combined with pidgin English to pass his messages across to his fans just as he promised to continually make music that would always make his fans happy whenever they hear his song.
“For me, it feels like each, and every song transports us into a different world, with different characters, different feelings, and emotions. My plan this year is to take Afro music to the next level by touching people’s souls with my unique style and music,” he concluded.