Nigerian artist based in Ireland, Ebruba Mideno, popularly known as Junzy, has said Burna boy, Wizkid and Olamide have been his constant inspirations throughout his life.
He said: “I’m proud to see artist from my generation making noise, like Rema, Fireboy, Blaqbones and others.”
Junzy, in an exclusive interview with TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) on Sunday, asserted that his hot new single titled “Push It” is an energetic upbeat Afropop song.
In his words: “Push It is an energetic upbeat Afropop song. This song is about remembering the good times you had with someone but also thinking how things could’ve been better. It’s the frustration when their actions don’t match their words.”
A line in the evocative song says, “you don’t wanna make time but you want to see me more.”
The artist noted that music has always been a part of his life.
“From a kid I’ve always been interested in learning instruments, drama, choir, dancing etc. as I became older I started to recognized my love, talent and ambitions towards music. I first started off as a DJ but soon realized that I belong in front of the decks and not behind.”
According to him, his biggest regret would be to give up on music.
“I aim to transform music potential into reality. Music is a way of life for me, it’s involved in almost anything I do. My biggest regret would be to give up on music, I aim to transform potential into reality. But with the help of my team and a lot of practice, my sound has developed into the music you hear today,” Junzy stated.
He hailed Nigerian artists in diaspora for taking the country’s music to other parts of the world.
“Nigher parts of the world erians are already global so it’s unsurprising that Afrobeats and Nigerian music are making noise around the world.
“I believe this is our time as we’ve never had this much access to potential fans and the music industry. Good music speaks for itself, you cannot deny a good vibe. The rest of the world is just catching up on what we already knew.
“The music industry is at its foundational level and is only really starting to develop. I see myself as a global start, so this doesn’t really affect me,” the artist added.
Asked if he intends to do any “collabo” with Nigerian artists at home, Junzy said. “When I finally come back home, omo it’s work work work. I plan on making great music with great people so anyone taht fit into that category is more than welcome to cook up some music. I plan to network and make good relationships with the people already in the Nigerian industry.”
The artist, who just graduated from Technological University Dublin (TUD), urged Nigerian politicians to quickly bring to an end the killing of innocent Nigerians by gunmen or kidnappers.
He called on the politicians to take steps towards bettering the country, stressing that “Nigerians have suffered enough.”
On what he intends to do in Nigeria upon return, Junzy said: “I plan to set up businesses to help the Nigerian economy and the general living conditions of all members involved. Nigeria is our baby, we need to start properly taking care of it.”
He opined that Irish music is still developing but thanked his friends, family and people in Dublin for supporting his music career.
“Combining my West African heritage with my experiences growing up in a diaspora, I bring forth new flavors, insights, and a fresh perspective of life through music,” the artist asserted.
TheNewsGuru.com (TNG) reports that Junzy is an independent artist with a goal to reshape and redefine the Afrobeats genre.