Before Stardom with…. Dapo

How did you attain fame?

I went for Project Fame Season 9 in 2016. I just decided to go for the auditions and I got a yes and consequently got to the finals and ended up as the 4th runner up. That was the first major hustle. When I got back from Project Fame, I just went underground to record some  songs and posted on Instagram and Twitter. And I just got signed recently to Praiz’s X3M music.

advertise_on_this_banner

What were the challenges you faced after Project Fame?

Loading...

You know after Project Fame,  I actually won the sum of Nim. So many people had seen me on TV and felt I had money and as such I must give them money. I wasn’t able to come out like I usually did before. There’s this place I used to sit by the road every night. I wasn’t able to do that anymore. I was actually restricted in some areas. Those were the major challenges.

What were you doing before you became a star?

I had been singing from day one. I’m a student of Unilag, 400 level, Systems Engineering. But I took a big break from the school scene because of music. So I have been schooling and doing music at the same time.

How did you feel the first time you performed to a big audience?

I have been performing since I was seven. Project Fame was crazy but that wasn’t my first large crowd.  My first large crowd was when I performed with Adekunle Gold as a backup artist at Unilag main auditorium. It was also crazy but it’s what I love doing, so I got used to it.

Which of your songs had made the greatest impact on your career?

I just dropped my first single titled “Necessary” and to an extent, it has been accepted. I’ve also dropped the video. It will soon be showing on major music stations too.

Why did you choose music?

It’s something I love doing. You know as a human being, there’s this thing that just gives you happiness. We do a lot of things but have passion for others. I just feel music has always been a source of happiness for me.

What do you plan to achieve in the music scene?

To be realistic, I plan on conquering Unilag first. From there I will conquer Lagos, Africa and the world. I just want my music to flow through everywhere.

Has fame changed anything about you?

Not really. I’m still me, still the same guy everyone had always known. Maybe it has affected the kind of places I go to now. Just like I said, I’m not able to go to some food joints like before.

Are you still good with your old friends?

Yeah, I’m still cool with a couple of them.

Copyright PUNCH.

All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH.

Contact: theeditor@punchng.com

Loading...

Also Read

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *