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Blackkid – Hello Yellow

Blackkid – Hello Yellow

Artist Name: Blackkid

Song Title: Hello Yellow

Album Title: Afrika Reunite

Release Date: 13/05/2019

Genre: Afro Pop

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Elijah known as ‘The Black Kid’ was born in Limpopo and bred in Westonaria west of Gauteng.

The Black Kid is an Afro-Pop musician, he has a gospel single called ‘LOVER OF MY SOUL’ and he is currently working on his first Afro-pop album entitled “AFRICA REUNITE.”

The new project AFRICA REUNITE is reminding our African community about the liberty to being themselves, including their natural ability that thousands of people across the globe wish to have yet they cannot because it within an African man’s nature to do such things. Just to astonish you on the word “African” ‘Afr’ i- its raw while ‘can’- is ability.

In simple terms, the album is made out of raw talent and inspiration to help an African child to fulfill his/her dreams as well show off that raw talent they were born with…

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Tell us what your fans are saying about your music.

Lately, I have been discovering that my music is unique and it feels unique and to anyone who is their first time to hear my music, the first thing that comes to mind is the zeal to hear more because it’s catchy. It’s unique and fun.

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Tell us the factors you consider in choosing a song as your favourite.

Rhythm, dynamic, and melody.

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Tell us the names of producers you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Black Coffee.

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Tell us the names of the songwriters you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Kwestar and Casper Nyovest.

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Tell us your favourite TV show and state your reason.

My favourite TV show The Ellen show – it’s fun and exploring and V Entertainment – it’s where artists have fun.

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Tell us your best mood to create a song.

Feeling good, when I don’t feel sad because I have to relate to what I write about at that time so I have to be flexible.

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Tell us your interpretation of fame or success.

Fame to me is the level whereby a number of people have an expectancy of something from you or hope for. Success is when you have achieved a goal accomplished to end.

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Tell us the names of artists you will collaborate with if you have the chance.

Kwestar.

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Tell us about your experience performing on stage for the first time or recording in the studio for the first time.

Performing and recording for the first time, these two are the worst and the best. The first time I was recording in studio I was so excited but also scared that I won’t miss the tune or note or make mistakes at all, the same applies to performance I get scared and excited at the same time and I was shaking at first but then within a few minutes of engaging with the crowd I became really fine.

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Tell us how you approach songwriting.

It starts with the song title because I have to know what I am really talking about. Then write a story down then select how to structure and make a chorus and then find a melody for it.

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Tell us your opinion on blending genres or experimenting with sound.

I believe that as an artist you need to experiment and develop your unique sound. My music is a blend of Afro and pop while it is so unique.

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Tell us how you deal with rejection.

Well, rejection is always there in life and I tell myself that not everyone will like you or what you do and whenever I get rejected I just walk away though it hurts but rather stay away.

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Tell us how you record your vocals.

Well, I take it, step by step, meaning I take the verse first, the bridge if I have, the chorus and last verse.

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Tell us the software you used mostly for recording.

FL Studio.

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Discuss the selling of CDs and selling of digital files through digital stores.

Well quite honestly I haven’t sold CDs but I do sell digital based on my knowledge CDs both contribute the same but the difference will then be the fact that people use mobile phones to play music than home electronics or CDs and music can be transferred to one another and that’s the loss because the number of people that were sent the audio could’ve bought the CDs…

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Elaborate on the song.

‘Hello Yellow’ is a beautiful day song, before I could write it I needed something just to brighten up a day and I couldn’t think of anything but I remembered the advert used to play on TV back then in 2005/7 the ‘Hello Yellow’ on Sunlight Washing Powder and I remembered how it got us carried away and that’s how I got the title and I used a relationship that has been going through a lot lately and decided to celebrate their love in front of their enemies, because back then my mom would shout at us but when that advert played we would wait for that moment of Hello-yellow to say it all at once.

And I also used water under the bridge in a relationship of which is just small issues that can be solved or pass by and in the bridge; it’s a call for people to see how strong we have grown and how little fights cannot set us apart.

My last verse is just a direction of how I won’t go back to that worry or fights.

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Elaborate on your artist name and the title of the album.

Blackkid- I found this name one time when I was just thinking about who am I and I had no idea unto what am I until I read a small piece of a paper written about black empowerment and the other side had a poem written about Africans regarded as blacks with no colour and at the end it was written black children and I thought about it so deeply and I told myself I want to empower blacks and not only blacks but Africans and I came up with kid black and it didn’t make sense then I twisted to black kid and I just combined it to blackkid and yeah that was how I came up with the name.

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Kolade Olamide: I am a poet , writer, beat maker, chef, songwriter, web designer, music promoter,digital marketer, blogger and director.