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Before stardom with… Prinx Emmanuel


Was being a musician a childhood dream?

Music was not a part of the plan though I have been in music all my life. I started as a drummer in church but I didn’t see myself on the stage and singing. At some point, I started experimenting with music production with my music and I was doing it well. So, music was not a childhood dream but something I chose along the way.

What inspired you to make music?

I would say everything and everybody around me. Before I started making music, I was scared of acceptance. This was because the type of music I make, especially in the church setting, was almost unacceptable. But I was encouraged by those around me.

What was your greatest challenge?

That would be financial challenge. Also, I felt like it took a while before my music was accepted and understood by many. This slowed down many things but it is also a blessing because it helped me to build the craft to a level of maturity that it is now.

How would you describe your type of music?

My music is tailor-made for the streets. I try to make music to reach out to the “unchurched” so it is easier to call it street-church music.

Has stardom deprived you of anything?

There are some places I can’t just go to and things I can’t do like before.

Are you still friends with those with you before stardom?

Yes, I have a small circle of friends. I learnt how to keep the right friends; friends that till now and in the future will still be relevant.

How do you handle advances from female fans?

As much as I can, I try to relate well with everyone around me, so I don’t make people feel less of themselves. I set boundaries and if it is going beyond normal, the Bible says, flee. So “we move.”

What project are you currently working on?

I am working on releasing my album this year. It is ready and awaiting release.

What favourite song do you love to perform?

I love to perform every song I have written but I feel different whenever I perform “Kpeme.” That song came out of a deep side of me. I won’t say it is a favourite but there is a lot of understanding and things going on in my mind when I perform the song.

What is your advice to up-and-coming musicians?

Humility says a lot about how disciplined and how far someone can go. Humility is a simple principle that will keep one from falling from one’s high horse. So, be humble.

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