KubiLiveChat: Hi am Rama and am excited to have you on KubiLiveChat today.
Zygee: Thank you, I’m glad to be on your chat today.
KubiLiveChat: So sup with you?
Zygee: Everything nice. Your side?
KubiLiveChat: Just excited to be spending my evening chatting with you.
Zygee: Same here dear.
KubiLiveChat: So tell me your real name.
Zygee: I’m Martin Ocloo.
KubiLiveChat: Wow,haven’t actually heard anyone called Ocloo.
Zygee: Really, it is a very popular name here.
KubiLiveChat: So where you from?
Zygee: I’m a Voltarian from Anloga in the Keta Municipality.
KubiLiveChat: Oh cool.
KubiLiveChat: Tell me a bit about you.
KubiLiveChat: Who is Zygee?
Zygee: I am Martin Ocloo, a rising Ghanaian rapper popularly known by my Stage name as ZyGee. I am well known by the people of the Volta region of Ghana and also has few recognition in the other parts of the country.
I hold HND in Science Laboratory Technology but currently pursuing music as a full time profession. I started music not quite ago and have about 20 songs out there of which at least 7 are receiving massive airplay in Ghana. I have a collaboration with other great artists from the country like Koo Ntakra and Willy Maame of Kumasi and still looking forward for more. Currently i am signed to 3M music label of which i am the front line artist.
KubiLiveChat: Wow,that’s a lot to take in at ago.
KubiLiveChat: Willy Maame,is being quite a while I heard about him.
Zygee: Yh sure my self. Talking about featuring, i also have a song with Kuami Eugine, the VGMA 2017 Unsung artiste of the year.
KubiLiveChat: Great One There! You said you have HND in science laboratory technology right?
KubiLiveChat: From which university?
Zygee: Accra Technical University, Formerly known as Accra Polytechnic.
KubiLiveChat: That’s soo great.
KubiLiveChat: What will Zygee be found doing aside music? Like hobbies.
Zygee: Am always into music. If you don’t see me rapping then am drumming, which is also music but sometimes playing football.
KubiLiveChat: Lol so everything music? No other hobbies?
Zygee: I used to play football till i got injured in my formal school team and no special care has been given to me so i quit and never engaged my self too much into it.
KubiLiveChat: Aww. So that crashed your interest in football?
Zygee: Yh, i now choose to play it in the form of exercising my body.
KubiLiveChat: Cool. Let’s talk about your career. What really got you to pursue music?
Zygee: Passion. I was born with it. I am a serious cultural drummer with several certificates so you can see it is something innate. The rap side of me popped in when i was in the secondary school. Way back when i was 12 years old artists like Agbeko, Adzogli, gbagbladza and co came to sell their cassettes in our market place so when ever i see them i follow them because i love what they were doing and love to do same one day and here i am.
KubiLiveChat: Wow, I can really see you have the passion for music.
KubiLiveChat: So is it only passion that has drove you this far? No other thing like the fancy lifestyle that comes with it?
Zygee: I will say yes because the passion lead me to work very hard even when my own people were rejecting me, passion with hard work and perseverance brought me here.
KubiLiveChat: That’s Great.
Zygee: When i got into the music properly, i realized there is more to it than the passion and that is, it is a business and as a musician you are an entrepreneur who have to make a living out of your craft so i am moving into that direction as well.
KubiLiveChat: Great, you blending it then.
KubiLiveChat: How long have you been in this industry? Tell us about the good and bad.
Zygee: I’ts been Tough. As an upcoming what we know is hustle. Sometimes money to record is a problem. Money for Promotion is a problem. Getting people to listen to you is also a big problem. No body wants to pay you to be on their shows, all they want is for you to perform free whiles they make the money. But for those of us who never gave up, we are being accepted. My songs are now on radios, By God’s grace i get interviews.
KubiLiveChat: I think event organizers wanting upcoming artistes to work for free is really annoying and problematic.
Zygee: Yah seriously. Even sometimes you don’t get paid and also be treated badly.
KubiLiveChat: How do they want you people to climb up the ladder like that?
Zygee: I wonder sometimes. You know, i don’t really know if they don’t know that the song you record was paid for.
KubiLiveChat: I shock.
Zygee: Though sometimes as an upcoming act you can play free gigs to get known but that shouldn’t be our weak point.
KubiLiveChat: These things really need to stop.
Zygee: Oh yh no doubt. Because some even pay the organizers to get the chance to perform.
Zygee: There are stages that an upcoming act should climb free. If in case there is a major show coming up in the city and Sarkodie and Shatta Wale are on it, that is a cool free show for an upcoming because promoters and artist managers maybe there.
KubiLiveChat: I see. So upcoming artists sell themselves sorry to say cheap out there so they get promoted at big gigs.
Zygee: Oh yh mostly those with no management. I think the issue isn’t only with the event organizers but also the artistes. But those with management deal through their managers and they sometimes get favors in return but not necessarily monies.
KubiLiveChat: That’s not bad.
Zygee: Oh Yah!
KubiLiveChat: What are some of the disadvantages and advantages of being in the industry?
Zygee: According to my view, the disadvantages are some of the problems you faced as an upcoming act as mentioned above and also there are times those organizers will flop you whether you are a mainstream artist or rising. The advantages are, you gain favours from some people, sometimes you don’t even solve your own problem. You make money from gigs.
KubiLiveChat: Hasn’t it affected your private and personal relationships with people?
Zygee: Not really, its only my mum that was having problem with me because she thinks i should be done with my tertiary education before i do music if i want. But for others i am not the stubborn type and also the way i combine school with music make them see me different so it didn’t really affect me that way.
Zygee: Sometimes the ladies call us womanizers though. But it has to do with who you really are. And we also need more girls in our teams because ladies have influence
KubiLiveChat: I see. How do you relate with girls?
Zygee: For me i like ladies because out of 5 children my mum conceived, 3 are females n 2 males of which i am one.
KubiLiveChat: So you do like ladies.
Zygee: I like them but not the Ghanaian way oo Hahaha. I mean i like them, they are good people to be with sometimes.
KubiLiveChat: Alright. So let’s talk about more juicy stuffs.
KubiLiveChat: Any girl in your life?
KubiLiveChat: Wow. How many years now or how long have you being dating?
Zygee: We were friends since 2014 and started dating just last year.
KubiLiveChat: Is she also in the industry?
Zygee: Lol! She is a gospel minister
KubiLiveChat: Wow. What a combination.
KubiLiveChat: What’s the silliest thing you’d ever done?
Zygee: I remember i recorded a song for a lady i was dating and few days later she left me. Wondering if that’s silly, Hahaha.
KubiLiveChat: Hahaha naa. So let’s talk about the recent ended vgma,how did you see the show?
Zygee: Hmm i think what supposed to happen happened. I am an upcoming artist and my views will favor someone but the other person is also an artiste like me and deserves better so i don’t really like talking about it though.
KubiLiveChat: I get you, you threading on a safe path.
Zygee: Yah. But you know what? I’m very happy for the new artist of the year, Fancy Gadam because VGMAs has just broken the language barrier. and people like me who is so locked up in the Ewe language can also be awarded one day.
KubiLiveChat: Oh yh I am very happy for him. So where do u see yourself the next few years to come?
Zygee: In few years to come my name shall be one of the greatest names in the Ghanaian music industry.
KubiLiveChat: All the best hun.
Zygee: Thank you.
KubiLiveChat: We about wrapping up any words for your love ones and fans.
Zygee: Ayt, first of all i will thank God for bringing me this far. For my fans i know there is nothing i can do to replace the love shown to me from day one, all i have for them now is Eme Ne nyo(let it be well)!!!. I also thank KubiLiveChat and KubiLive.com for the great works they are doing. I salute my manager IK on the beat and my promoters, Zinlord Rogger, Kojo Vivi, El Vee and Dklassgh. The Nawanya family i salute you all.
KubiLiveChat: Oh you welcome. It’s been fun having you around
Zygee: Yh same on my side. I really enjoyed my time with you.
KubiLiveChat: Hope to see more of you. I really enjoyed your company too.
By: Rama De Jesus[KubiLiveChat]
J Spice Reveals Inspiration Behind His Brother Song
Fast-Rinsing Ghana versatile artiste J Spice who is recently out with a new song has revealed the inspiration behind it.
Speaking on an online interview with KubiLiveChat the fast-rising musician revealed to us how he came about with his first song Brother.
The Brother Man song was actually inspired by his brother to tell Ghanaians ann music lovers about his life journey and how far God has taken.
The “Brother Man” song has been an inspirational song for individuals as it has received over a thousand views on YouTube.
Facebook: Jay spice
Twitter & Instagram: @1_jspice.
Stream and Watch Brother Man” below.
I Have No Mentor In The Music Industry : Gyidi
Gyidi, Ghanaian music rising star known in real life as George Kofi Asare has revealed he doesnt have any mentor in the music industry.
Revealing this in an exclusive interview on KubiLiveChat, he revealed honestly, he doesn’t look up to anyone in the industry.
He moved on saying, there are some people whose works he admires and get inspired by certain aspects of their crafts.
But outside the industry, he looks up to Apostle Vinny Max Bani, AVMB as he is all rounded and has the knowledge and skill for every area of life.
He also revealed he had once approached a label but now he doesnt want to be on any label.
Giving a reason, he thinks it’s better to start off on your own, build something substantial so that a label who comes looking for you will be able to have a better deal with you.
He told us; Yhhhh I think it is better to start off on your own, build something substantial, so that should a label come looking for you you have a greater negotiation or bargaining power. I don’t think it is advisable to go chasing labels, you may be at their mercies. But start something, learn the business, build a strong brand then if they come calling you can have a proper conversation where you’re not exploited or something. Yhhh. Get power so sey nobody go overpower you. Hehe.
Gyidi is out with a new EP called “Dawn”.
Listen and enjoy below.
Twitter & Instagram: @Gyidi_.
Gyidi Reveals Inspiration Behind His “Dawn” EP
Gyidi, Ghanaian music talented musician in an exclusive interview with KubiLiveChat revealed the inspiration behind his new EP.
According to him, his”Dawn” EP was inspired mainly by what he perceived people could be experiencing.
So of his songs were written as a way to communicate to people, heal, comfort and guide them.
He also revealed to us why he chooses the name “Dawn” as this was decided by him and his team.
Explaining this, he revealed because they had been away from music for a while and felt like this was going to be a new beginning for them.
Check out his “Dawn” EP below.
Twitter & Instagram: @Gyidi_
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