When we met Nigerian Rising Star Okiemute, she looked calm and collected. Her sassy look would really tell us the love she has for Kenya. The singer , songwriter, dancer and a fashionista has a variety under her name apart from her sensational musical voice.
QN :Kindly describe yourself,
Okiemute is a musician, dancer, actress and also a graduate.
QN: When did you commence your musical journey, professionally?
Well, I can say , I started music at a tender age but professionally in 2017.
QN:Which is your favorite song?
QN: What’s the secret code in your songwriting process?
Most of the time I write songs in accordance to how I feel at certain moments. I also enjoy to vibe then I come up with words.
QN: You’ve worked with big producers such as Masterkraft in your production. How did you manage to meet the big producers?
When I came West Africa Project Fame, I had an opportunity to choose producers whom I wanted. That’s how I chose Masterkraft. He not only created the beat but also contributed to the song. He made sure I was comfortable whenever I was recording my songs.
QN: What three things did you learn from the West Africa Project Fame?
I learnt to have a thick skin as a musician,to be consistent and also believe in yourself so that you can make others believe in you.
QN:Who inspires you musically, coming from a country where we have big names such as Yemi Alade?
I don’t have basic inspiration but I love their works. I love Yemi Alade because of her passion for music. I also love Tiwa Savage for her hard work and focus.
QN: Which Nigerian languages do you resonate with in your music?
I do a mix of Yoruba, Igbo and also my tribe in my music. I just to what I feel would work out with the song.
QN: How do your fans and Nigerians receive the fused songs?
Nigerians love music despite whichever tribe you sing on. If it is a good music, it is good and they enjoy it. There’s no segment for specific tribes.
QN: What are some of the challenges you’ve encountered in your musical journey?
I don’t call it a challenge but I can say the process is what we learn through. When you are joining the industry well for people to know you and accept you, it is one thing that I have gone through but I have managed to resonate well.
QN:What advice would you give to young women who would love to be like you or more?
I will tell them to be themselves. You can only be a star if you be yourself. Every star shines separately.
QN: Which Kenyan singer do feel inspires you?
At the moment I will say Nviiri. I love his sound.
QN: Which project are you pulling through now?
I have just released my EP. That’s what am working on. I have shot a video for songs like trouble.
QN: Which countries in the world would you love to travel to ?
Kenya has been my dream country. Here I am. United States and any other Asian countries.
Parting Shot, Please
I would love all my fans to check my songs on Youtube and Songa. They can also follow me on Instagram-theokiemute and @theokiemute.