As ClubExcellence, we’ve dedicated our time to ask our local artists random questions as a way to help them market their brand during this lock-down period. Here, we have an artist by the name Rockie DoUb, one of the most trending artist in the city, a multi-Skyz Metro Awards Nominee. He’s well known for his glamour projects like “YAFI” and his recently released album “Lingo” which features a track ” Monate Fela” which has gained popularity, breaking the internet across major social media platforms and earning a fair number of radio-spins. Let’s have a fun time with the artist and hear what he has to say about himself.
Q1. What first got you into music?
A. I think i’ve always been a music person…i’ve always loved to sing…choir and all that, it wasn’t a hard choice to make a career out of it.
Q2. Who inspired you to make music?
A.I dont draw inspiration from people..like i said i’ve always been a music person..guess i was inspired by the fact that i wanted to be the mouthpiece of my peers
Q3. How would you describe the music that you typically create?
A. I make urban music, i like soft trap,afro pop and kwaito hip hop…so it’s urban rap music.
Q4. What is your creative process like?
A. Well it doesn’t take much to get me in the mood, the beat and my favorite beverage and we good to go!
Q5. What is the most useless talent you have?
A. I don’t even know what a ‘useless’ talent is…guess i don’t have none.
Q6. If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
A. I’d open for Tory Lanez…the energy would be crazy!
Q7. What is one message you would give to your fans?
A.To anyone following me, i really appreciate you n please keep supporting coz we still got a long way to go!
Q8. Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
A. In the shower i always sing my songs…i always visualize my next performance so i guess its 1 of the ways i rehearse.
Q9. What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
A. I’d probably be a footballer or an accountant…idk..i’m a musician though, thank God.
Q10. Where have you performed?
A. Its mostly been clubs but i’ve opened for Teargas,Skyz Metro Awards,House 292 Chillaz to mention a few.
Q11. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
A. Right now i don’t have a specific person id like to collaborate with but im looking to working with more people from outside the city and the country!
Q12. Do you have any upcoming shows?
A. With this pandemic its hard to say i have any upcoming shows, but we are in the process of planning a city wide tour.
Q13. How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
A. The internet is now a major tool of marketing music…i feel it has brought us artists a platform we can use without any restrictions.
Q14. What is your favourite song to perform?
A. Currently between Monate Fela and Life Of The Party…i always get crowd reactions for those 2 records.
Q15. Which famous musicians do you admire?
A. I don’t know if there’s anyone i admire…but i’ve always been a Drake Fan.
Q16. Which local artist you think should quit doing music?
A. I don’t think any artist should quit music…i think we should all work extra harder to get to where we wanna get.
Q17. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
A. My Uncle always says ‘we finish what we start young man’…it always hits me…everytime i think i should stop i get reminded that i started this to win…till i win i can’t stop.
Q18. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
A. Favoritism and Transparency..we are too corrupt to grow…to grow we need to give people an equal chance regardless of us knowing them or not.