Monday, 21 November 2011
Praiz was the 2nd runner up at the MTN project fame contest and since the competition he hasn't rested on his oars as his songs "JEKALO", "A WOMAN'S NEED" and "I LOVE YOU" have stayed true to time.
The voice,his looks and most definitely his persona are some of the things that makes Mr Adejo someone to have fun with.I met up with him for an interview and we just jisted all the way, his so funny and I didn't stop laughing and It also adds up that he is a fine young man.
O.D: PRAIZ is this your real name or stage name?
Praiz: My real name is Praise Ugbede Adejo but I just altered the spelling for my career.
O.D: When you entered for the project fame competition, did you think you were going to win or it was just a let me try my luck thing?
Praiz: in the past I never made it round any of the auditions so I was a bit indifferent to this particular one, a friend actually was on my case to enter so I did and just figured let me try my luck again and here I am today. Though I didn't win I came out top 3 and I'm very proud of the success so far.
O.D: Life after project fame?
Praiz: Life after project fame has had its ups and downs, if you noticed I was quiet after the whole project fame show. I could do things because of the fame and others I couldn't do because of resources but I'm very glad things are looking up. I got signed on also this year to Xtreme music and its been good.
O.D: What inspired the "I love you song". Her,them?
Praiz:*Laughs* When I write songs I try to be as imaginative as possible,i write songs based on my experiences and things around me. I love you was composed based on indirect experience, a friend's love life, so I put myself in his shoes and birthed this song.
O.D: When and why did you decide to go into music full time?
Praiz: It has always been music for me,though I studied computer science in school I always knew I was going to do music,its a passion and really there's nothing better than doing what you love and getting paid for it.
O.D: Who or what was your inspiration growing up and why?
Praiz: As a kid it was always Micheal Jackson, I remember anytime I saw him on TV I'll run in with my black trousers, rolled up white socks and I had this hat back then I would always wear and start dancing like him.
On the Nigerian scene its 2 face,he has done so much and has been able to prove himself as a good musician and performer,i respect him.
O.D: How do you balance your music and other obligations(family, friends,me time)
Praiz: (He had to remove his cap to answer this question oh!) Its really crazy oh! But I thank God for the family and friends he has given me,I truly I'm blessed,they understand and I make sure I see them at the slightest chance I get. "Me time" hmmm! I watch tv,play games and basically chill.
O.D: Do you get nervous before a performance and how do you handle that?
Praiz: 2 things I pray and inhale then exhale.
O.D: The ideal Mrs Adejo?
Praiz: She has to be patient(I'm weird), smart, good resource manager,good dresser, fine(he says because by God's grace I no wowo, so madam gats represent), God fearing, basically she has to complement me.
O.D: 6 random things?(he could only give me 4)
Praiz: Anytime I'm angry or sad I listen to Terry G, it just makes me happy and I start dancing...
2. I'm a music producer, I don't shout about that aspect of me.
3. I love babies and I wish they'll just remain babies.
4.I play soccer very well
Basically I want to thank everyone that has supported my music and me, its been such an honor. Please keep supporting,God bless you.
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Posted by HOMEMADE ENTERTAINMENT at Monday, November 21, 2011