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Give us a brief background of yourself and how you came up in the music industry ?
They call me Shogzi, first kid out of 3. I was really inspired by my friends and family and God took me straight to the industry
How did your parents & family feel about your decision to go into music professionally?
At first it wasn’t easy. It took real time for my parents to accept me as a musician aside that, my family showed me support.
Who were your musical influences growing up? And now, who do you see as an Idol in the game?
Acts like 2face idibia,fela kuti & bob Marley has a lot of influence in my career they are also big idols in the game
How do you define your music? What genre would you place it under?
I do a lil reggae vibe but basically I’m an Afro pop singer.
What’s your background, in relation to music ?
Yea! My dad was a drummer he played for bongos ikwe
When should we expect an album?
By Gods grace I would be dropping an album this year.
How did you meet Chronic music?
It was Gods connect.
How do you deal with fame and have the spotlight on you?
I’ve got 2 personalities, there’s Shogzi and Shogo. When I’m shogo I forget I was Shogzi I just deal with it as it comes.
What do you think about your comparisons with other artistes?
Wow! Emm everybody has a view and opinion. I think I would let my fans fix that.
What’s your greatest achievement career wise ?
My greatest achievement is being able to impact my fans and being able to inspire them
Do lots of people recognize you when they see you on the street and stuffs?
Yea sure they do (Laughs).
You’ve done a few collaborations already, is there anyone you haven’t worked with yet
Yea I still need to collab with a lot of people, anyways there’s still life and hope
As Far as Benue is Concern you are rated among the Top and your music heard in alomst all part of the state,What are your plans to reach out to the broader Naija community? How do you intend to break into the ever-growing market within Nigeria?
Based on my observations, you have to work hard and do the extraordinary to have a key spot in the Nigerian music industry. That’s my target.
In conclusion, what would you like to add? Any shout-outs, etc?
Big ups to those who be supporting me from day 1 and to those who joined on the way, God bless you. Thanks to those who cared to read this too
For bookings or enquiries how can your fans reach you?
For bookings contact Adams Moses (manager) +2348051654108 +2348137255428 +2348081520332
Facebook: shogzi David remi
Below are some of Shogzi’s track you got to listen to