Nigerian born UK based singer and MOBO award nominee, Moelogo sat with the Linda Ikeji Music crew to discuss his sojourn into the music industry. It was quite interesting.
Moelogo described his kind of music as worldwide since you don’t have to come from Nigeria to feel and enjoy it. He then talked about Ireti,
the song that got him the MOBO award nomination and from which he
titled his debut album. He expressed surprise at the wide reception of the song which he sang during a time of personal crises.
When asked to compare the struggles between a UK based artiste and
the struggles of an artiste in Nigeria, Moelogo who recently received a £250,000 grant from the UK governmenT describes the struggles of both artistes as the same, citing the structure in both industries as the only differnce.
On how Nigerian musicians can improve their craft, Moelogo advices
they should not be afraid to employ songwriters in their music as the
better the song, the longer it stays.
It was quite a revealing interview. Watch below…