MICHAEL O.

Tell us how you come about the song. 

I wrote “Follow Me” with Dave Wonder, and the track was produced by Demsa. Writing the song was a fun process, and came really naturally. We were just having fun writing it.

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Tell us about you as a person outside the musical world.

I’m a normal dude that loves and breathes music.

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Tell us about you as a musician.

I love to sing, write and perform. I am learning the guitar now. I also love writing poetry.

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Tell us how you manage other activities with your musical career. 

It is rough, I am glad, I took time to go college, perform in many places, for example NBC the Sing off, Oprah Cruise Ship and other prestigious places. Now, I am learning you have to hustle and really stand for your music. So I just try to be present and work hard.

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Tell us your experience as a musician.

I’m really blessed to pick a career that I am so passionate about. Being a musician is not just a career, it is my life.  I’m learning about myself in ways I never thought I would. So it’s hard at times, but I really like the journey.

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Tell us five artists you can regard as legends. 

Stevie Wonder, Kanye West, Sam Cooke, Fela Kuti, MJ.

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Tell us the names of the media that have supported you so far. 

We’ve gotten great coverage so far from African Muzak Magazine, Fresh Committee, NYT, Billboard, etc.

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Tell us your future plans pertaining music. 

My goals are to keep making great music, use music to communicate across barriers like languages, cultures, sexism and color. I plan to travel, perform and create joy and change.

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Tell us what motivates you to write songs. 

Love life, sadness, things happening around me and also making people happy and feeling more connected.

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Tell us the names of the artists you have worked with and the ones you will like to work with in the future. 

Artists I’d want to work with are people like Drake, Rihanna, Wizkid, Runtown, Tiwa Savage, Tekno, Kanye, Vince Staples, Ty Dolla Sign, etc.

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Tell us what you think about creativity and originality in music. 

Music allows you to bare your nakedness, take risk, define who you are, your happiness.

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Tell us the reason you are into music.

I’m into music because it’s the most natural thing I do.

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Give us the links to connect you on social media and links to purchase your music. 

Instagram

michaelomusic

FB

facebook.com/michaelomusic

Twtter

twitter.com/michaelomusic

B.B. interacts with everything.

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Tell us your most memorable day as an artist.

It hasn’t happened yet.

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Tell us your genre of music. 

Fusion of R&B, Soul and Afrobeats. I’m not going to limit myself.

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Tell us how you write and record your songs. 

Sometimes I will start writing words; sometimes I have a melody in my head. It depends.

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Tell us what you will do for the people if you found yourself in a position of power.

Giving back, I started a Foundation “Mugadi Foundation” at the age of fourteen years old to support AIDS Orphans in global south.

Young people who have worked have fun with life, make more music. But you can do that in any form of your life; don’t have to be in a position of power.

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