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ALEXANDER UWAIFO BUILDING ANOTHER MUSIC DYNASTY LIKE VICTOR UWAIFO

ALEXANDER UWAIFO BUILDING ANOTHER MUSIC DYNASTY LIKE VICTOR UWAIFO

‘..The first time I told my dad I wanted to be a music producer!
‘I think he was proud of me the first time I told him. I mean, he was
happy I was following in his footsteps, lol. He was quite
supportive when I told him I was interested in doing music. In fact,
since I had started out first as an artiste, my pops actually
suggested I should get a training in music production..‘ – Alexander Uwaifo

It’s rare in the Nigerian music industry to have been privileged to
write a story on a father doing music and years later, on his own son
in the same industry. The only thing close to this I have done was
doing a story on Shina Peters and later on his son, the prolific music
video director, Clarence Peters. I guess life has given me another
opportunity to do this. Having once met up and done an editorial on
the legendary Victor Uwaifo, I now find myself writing a story on his
son Alexander Uwaifo, who is a music producer aiming to build another
music dynasty like the one achieved by his father.

Alexander Uwaifo / Mystreetz magazine

Alexander Uwaifo / Mystreetz magazine

The gist of Alexander got to me through Terry Tha Rapman for whom he
produced the track titled ‘Baby Boy’ featuring Barz. I was like, “Wow, he did that?” Discovering this dude has also produced among other tracks: ‘Heartbreak Swag’ for Yung6ix, Waye – ‘Oji Oji,’ Esbee featuring Waye- ‘Lovers Creed,’ Kod’s ‘Keen Ode Delivery album,’ Steven Tones – ‘No lele,’ Sir Victor Uwaifo – ‘Legend Reborn,’ John Networq ft General Pype – ‘Itesiwaju’ to mention but a few, the journalistic instinct in me quickly went to work. I promised myself to reach out to do a piece on him and I was hell bent on getting my story. This is how it all went down when I had a conversation with Alexander Uwaifo who most know in the industry as Andre Vibez.

Let’s talk about you!

‘I’m a graduate of the University of Benin where I studied Fine and
Applied Arts (Sculpture) and I’m also a music producer. My journey as
a producer began late 2004 while I was in my last year of secondary
school. I had just started to record my own songs and I met with a few
producers that mostly just gave me wack beats or never really did
understand my sound. The studio sessions almost never turned out to be
how I planned them so I told myself I can do this, I would become a
producer. Fast-forward to almost a year later, I was fortunate to have
someone teach me the basics and the rest is history. Well, growing up
in a family like mine formed the foundation of what I know about
music. From watching my dad perform on stage, recording in the studio,
or just when he is composing new songs at home. I practically grew up
listening to all types of music in the house and a lot of classical
music especially on Sundays. Even my elder brothers play different
instruments and at a point in time they all played in my dad’s band. I
also played the keyboard for my dad’s band for about 5 years between 2005/2010. It was kinda compulsory we know how to play a musical instrument in our
house.’

The first time I told my dad I wanted to be a music producer!

‘I think he was proud of me the first time I told him. I mean, he was
happy I was following in his footsteps, lol. He was quite
supportive when I told him I was interested in doing music. In fact,
since I had started out first as an artiste, my pops actually
suggested I should get a training in music production as that would
help me understand music better especially with my compositions and
arrangements. He introduced me to a studio engineer, Mr. Oscar who
taught me about half of the stuff I know now. I went through the
process of learning both analog and digital production. My dad even helped arrange my first set of studio equipment and his advice for me to learn everything about
production set me on this path.’

– Sesan Adeniji

Culled from Mystreetz Magazine( Blackmagic Edition )

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