DOYINSOLA SOUNDS GREAT
‘With all sense of humility, I can say I am a natural talent. I started performing since age 7. I am not a “DJ Track 1” performer. I revel in live performances. You cannot miss my notes‘– Doyinsola
Some of my best moments in the industry occur when I am introduced to new sounds from an unknown artiste and they just blow me away. There are a thousand and one hopeful artistes trooping into the music industry on a steady, but only few seem to be cut out for what is ahead from the get go. I am a sucker for an artiste who delivers productions that got me asking ‘Who da hell is this?’ Wherever there’s fantastic vocals dropped on an amazing instrumental, accompanied by a good melody to sing along to, sign me up for some of my quality cheerleading skills. This is the vibe I got from the minute I listened to Doyinsola’s ‘Bamidele.’ Then came the track ‘My Life’ produced by the enigma called Puffy Tee, and I was like ‘Yo, this lady is talented!’ I am so sold out to her. I am ready to give her all the #covfefe (in Donald Trump’s words) needed to put her materials out there.
Her profile reads she’s a young and fearless lady that is ready to stake her claim as the queen of Afro-pop in the Nigerian music industry. She started singing at the tender age of 7 in the church, was lead singer in her school and won numerous kiddies awards. She came through as a participant in the reality music show Star Quest in 2007 and released her first ever single in 2015 with a beautiful attempt titled ‘Bamidele.’ Doyinsola is multitalented as she also delves into fashion, creating and managing her own wardrobe and style. She describes her type of music as Afro pop with a heavy influence of live percussions. With singles like ‘Take My Love’ featuring Sound Sultan, she’s on the rise. She has worked with Minjin, Obesere, GeorgeAudu Sax, Spice B, Teemode, Puffy Tee, Indomix.
LET’S TALK ABOUT YOUR JOURNEY THUS FARIN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY
Well, it all started when I auditioned for the Star Quest and got selected to be in the house. After that event I went back to finish my education in Bowen University and came back fully into music in 2015. I like to ensure I produce timeless music so I take my time a lot on each production. I have 4 singles and a couple of collaborations. My debut single was ‘Bamidele,’and then I released ‘Pamilayo’ and ‘Take My Love‘ featuring Sound Sultan. All these songs were produced by Teemode and Indomix. This year, I just released mylatest single produced by Puffy Tee and Lord Gabrielz titled ‘My Life.’The video for ‘Take My Love’ was shot by Pattayya Productions and directed by the legendary DJ Tee.
WHAT ARE THE EDGES YOU HAVE AS A PERFORMING ARTISTE AND HOW DO YOU WANT YOUR MUSIC TO BE PERCEIVED?
With all sense of humility, I can say I am a natural talent. I started performing since age 7. I am not a “DJ Track 1” performer. I revel in live performances. You cannot miss my notes. I understand my music. I want to be perceived as the bridge between mainstream music and conscious music. I don’t promote profanity but being sexy is also appealing. My brand of music is Afro pop with live percussions. I am currently discussing with Fiokee on a project. The truth is my brand is still evolving and soon, we will get it standardized. It takes time to build a brand you know.
WHAT SHOULD YOUR AUDIENCE EXPECT FROM YOU AND YOUR BRAND BY THE CLOSE OF THE YEAR?
I will be dropping my new video for ‘Take My Love’ with Sound Sultan soon. I will also be dropping the official video for ‘Pamilayo’ shot in Chicago, USA. I am already recording my next single, so my people should expect a busy close to the year.
TELL US ALL ABOUT YOURSELF AND IF YOU ARE NOT DOING MUSIC, WHAT ELSE FASCINATES YOU?
I come from a family of 6, including my parents. I am the only girl, so you can imagine what growing up as the only girl can be. One of my brothers is an Honourable at the Osun State House of Assembly where I hail from, and Damola Olatunji, the popular Yoruba actor is also my brother. Asides music, I love sewing and I have a fashion outlet, DY House of Fab. I am my own costumier.
– Sesan Adeniji
culled from the latest edition of Mystreetz magazine