'Babymama trend for artistes phased out in United States 5 years ago'- Doggext, American Nigerian singer,
Kindly tell us about yourself?
Myself as Jamiu Bolarinwa is not the best spokes person for Doggext but if i must then I'll say Doggext is a fun character. He's energetic, lively and all round entertainer. Doggext can rap (actually he's a versatile rapper) and can sing but dancing is not one of them hahahahahahahaha
How was your growingWhy the name Doggext?
I grew up in a lot of places but Mushin is the place that puts a mark on who i have become. I wasn't born with a silver spoon but I'm also not catered for in a dirt poor environment either. I was raised to appreciate and love anything and everything that life offers me. So I'm here making zobo out of what igboro gave me lol. I chose Doggext because it sounds African even though the spelling might suggest otherwise. Doggext defines me as an artiste.
Kindly tell us about yourself?
As in? My favorite color or my favorite food? Lol I'll prefer you to be more specific
How was your grow ing up days?
Growing up for me is extremely exciting. I grew up in two extreme social economical background. I went to a boarding school growing up so I learned a lot of things by myself or with my friends lol I had a lotta adventure o. I hung out with the Agbole boys in Mushin. Chilled with the Ajebutters in school. I have lived a good life, and I do say so myself
What was your parent reaction when they first realized your passion for music?
None. Don't forget I was raised to take my own responsibility as a human being serious. I don't know what pops think about it but I know my mom knows That Kind Thing from the top the end even if she's just humming the sound. Still on still, she vibe and Rep hard for me o. You know how mommies dey be with their star boy na hahahaha that kind thing
When exactly did music started for you professionally and how has it been since then?
Music has always been professional to me but I am still learning the game. So I'm still a work in progress. I got interested and rap from listening to Ray Power. Shout out to RayPower, Rhythm and Cool FM (I grew up on these ones) for giving young Nigerians of my generation a different style of music without losing our African core. The journey has been acoustically challenging and intrisinctly rewarding at the same time. I love music
How would you describe your style of music?
Undescribeable! Undefineable!! Unstoppable. Wait til you get used to hearing me on every sound wave platform. I just want to do music and categorize myself as an Afro Hip Hop artiste with the rest of these cats paving the way forward. We Africans are the best at doing it for the culture. I just want to do music that people can vibe to on an international level
What inspires your writing when it comes to writing the lyrics for your songs?
Conversations with my friends and partners, Gidi Boys and things happening around me are what I write about. Thats the only way I know and that's keeping it 100 to me (my Yankee people can dig that)
What's in the kitchen for your Fans?
A whole lot of different lyrical sauce. Freestyles, Major artiste collaboration, and different sounds from the universe. I have a trap beat inspired single in the works as well
Staying over a decade in the United states, what influence did it have on your music or career?
I can't tell how that is affecting me yet but if anything it should put me in a corner all by myself because I talk different, my swags different,. So definitely a decade in the States should make me a different breed of rapper and artists
Any plans to relocate home either now or in future?
The jury is still out on that. I love Yankee just as much as i love Naija so they are both home to me for now o
What's the level of acceptance of African music on the international scene?
The level is massive yo. We go to clubs in The States or United Kingdom these days jamming to Nigerian songs on the dance floor and the DJ has no clue where Nigeria is on the map but he'll tell you that he loves the Nigerian song. A Caucasian sent me Pana by Tekno because she thinks I'd love it hahahahahahahaha not knowing that the singer is a Nigerian like me too. International market gave Ayo Jay a chance to be Ayo Jay. Thats an example of how far we have come. How about Swizz and Drake effing with Wiz or Snyder signing Nigerians by the song load these days? African music is here jor lol
What are the other things you are into apart from music?
Social work, advocacy for equal rights, i provide services in the health care field. I'm a Human Rights officer, have been and is still alotta things away from music yo
What's your take on baby mama's which has become a trend among entertainers, especially Nigeria?
What? Hahahaha that's funny. Trend for real? That trend phased out in the States like 2012. It's not new to me...Nigerians are just getting more stories about their favorite artiste having kids outta wedlock lately. I don't see it as negative or positive. Tjidkf:/ats all, you know, that kind thing
To what extreme do you go with your female fans?
Say what? Lol. I go as far as Thank You for the comment and Hello how are you doing can go hahahaha. Not far at all
Where do you see yourself, five years from now?
On top of the world. Doing things that I used to dream of. Living life like the living should you know. Gbogbo that kind thing lol
What do you to say to your fans and loyalists from around the world? up days?
Keep your headphones charged and dancing shoes available. Download, share, tweet, and post all your favorite Doggext songs and videos. Let's show the world that Doggext has the best fans in the world