Nigerian artists think of jollof music as the easiest way to get commercial success.Vj Adams

Exclusive Interview with VJ Adams

1 There’s a saying that goes ‘talk is cheap’, but that doesn’t seem to be the case for you. How does it feel to be a VJ/MC?

It feels so great. I get paid to talk so clearly my talk ain’t cheap at all. Lol

2 How much did you sacrifice to get to where you are today?

I sacrificed everything. I tell people to do it like your life depends on it.

3 Have you always wanted to do music, or was it a way to keep yourself level headed with other artists (especially musicians)?

Always wanted to do music but I started with writing poems and I guess that helped me to write great songs like the chorus of my song Gbemisoke featuring Pasuma and my dream feat MI.

4 What does it mean to be a VJ in Nigeria?

Beyond the Nigerian market, the platform I represent airs in over 40 countries around Africa. However, it’s been a blessing

5 In one word, how would you describe your journey to stardom?

Triumphant

6 On a scale of 1-10, how good would you rate your music? Why? What do you hope to improve on?

I’ll let the fans do the ratings but I know there’s always something bigger to look forward to.

7 What plans do you have for 2016? Should we expect more music from you?

Certainly more music, more fashion, new  TV shows and radio debut too.

8 What do you think about the brewing numbers of unemployed youths in the nation? What’s your message to them?

It’s time the Nigerian youth follow their dreams and realize no one owes you anything.

Whatever it is you dream of. Just start. Stop waiting on anyone Just start.

9 We’ve heard countless rumours of you being in a relationship with a particular female artist. Tell us; is VJ Adams in a relationship?

Women love attention and I’m quite busy with work now, so I don’t want to waste any woman’s time. Hence I’m currently not.

10 How do you manage or relate with your teaming female fans?

I don’t take the love for granted. I appreciate all the goodwill messages.

11 Please share your thoughts about the increasing numbers of individuals who think music is their way, especially the ones that don’t have what it takes? What harm do you think this will cause the industry?

I advise people to pursue their dreams, but the truth is the people born to do it will stand the test of time.

12 As a VJ, you are privileged to review artists and their songs; do you think our artists have content in their lyrics?

I think because most artists tend to think of Jollof music as the easiest way to get commercial success hence they don’t bother much on the lyrics and focus on the beat. However, they also try to show their writing competence on other music materials.

13 If it wasn’t VJing or music, what would it be?

Probably a cook.

14 Kindly let us into your education background?

Diploma in civil engineering UNILAG. BBC certified broadcasting training. Lagos state civil service Model College for secondary school.

15 Who is your favourite TV personality?

Ryan Seacrest.

16 Final words for the fans of VJ Adams.

Make your passion your profession then work will become play.

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