Fast-rising R&B and Afropop singer, Alade Segun Aregebeshola (Aladebazz) whose music force is to be reckoned with is not losing steam. His new cover on Audiomack ‘Lose my mind’ already has many downloads. Aladebazz in this interview with Weekend Magazine sheds more light on his upcoming project titled #Blackfiner.
Tell us a brief history about yourself
My birth name is Alade Segun Aregebeshola, I’m known to others simply as ALADEBAZZ. My hashtag is #blackfiner which celebrates my African tone and complexion. I’m from Irele town, Ondo State. I celebrate life and all that God has in store for me.
My music career started in the Church. I started in the Acappella space along with singing, with friends in Abaranje.
My childhood was very strict and full of very different memories, I have a beautiful sister and an uncle as well. I’m excited to get my career going to a point where I can help my family and they can be proud of my accomplishments.
What Genre of music do you sing?
The type of music I write and sing transcends different musical genres, I get all types of commendation from people that tell me my music speaks to them and I so appreciate that.
The kind of music I have created is more of the RnB, soul music along with a beautiful Afro dance vibe with sweet melodies.
Tell us about this new EP and Singles coming up
So let me tell you about my upcoming project titled #Blackfiner, I’m first dropping a single called “Problem” through the record label that signed me in the states based in New York called MCR “Mission Control Recordings”. We have an EP with 6 other songs, including the single to follow up with that. I’m shooting a few visuals for the project as well, which should be pretty cool. Look out for it
What motivates and inspires you?
I’m a spiritually inspired individual. I’ve been blessed by having certain challenges in my life that have inspired me to be a better person. I’m inspired by my future as I have plans to take my career to the next level.
When it comes to music, my music transcends different genres. I want to inspire and collaborate with others that just love music. I want to embrace my heritage, but I just don’t want to be another Afro Beats artist from Africa.
What are your challenges?
As a young man from Nigeria trying to live his dream is a challenge by itself, I take each day in its stride and know that without challenges the rewards won’t come.
My creative process gets to another level when I am in the studio composing a song. God has given me the ability to not only write for myself but to write for others. I produce and compose as well, which makes me unique in many ways.
How would you describe your 2020?
2020 was been challenging, but I’ve been blessed as well. The future is bright and I’m living my dream
What does Aladebazz like to do when he isn’t recording writing songs?
Outside of creating music for myself, my record label in the states is helping me build my other business interests.
Who would you like to collaborate with?
I would love to work with so many artists, both at home and abroad like Wizkid, Burnaboy, Malone, Drake, Fireboy, Wande Coal, etc.
Most artistes sing in the shower, do you? If you do, what kind of song do you sing?
Yes, I always sing in the shower, that’s where I get some of my good melodies and sound due to the vibe I feel in the shower. I feel good while singing in the shower.
If you were not a musician, what would you be doing?
If I didn’t venture into music, I would have been an actor or ventured into repairing and installation of air conditions, buying and selling cars and investing the Real Estate market. I still have plans for these as my side businesses.
I love doing business so much, I love selling property and selling cars too.
How has the Internet impacted the Music industry?
The internet has had a profound impact on the music industry. It has made it possible for our music to reach all people worldwide. I have a gift that with the internet all will be able to hear. My generation can be heard with Spotify and all the digital service providers opening up new areas around the world.