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Friday, June 20, 2014

YungAce Finally Reveals Why People Call Him " The Son Of Lagos State Governor "



Ob9ja.com caught up with YungAce to quiz him on how he managed to accrue so much success in such a short period, his music journey, his passion and his giant strides as an artiste.


*WHO IS YUNGACE? TELL US ABOUT YOURSELF (Education and Background)

My name is Sokan Oreoluwa popularly known as YungACE. Hails from ogun State,from a christian home of 4..YungACE is an undergraduate of the University Of Lagos, Department Of Creative Art...

* WHAT PLANS DO YOU HAVE TO FURTHER YOUR EDUCAtION, (University or Music school)

In as much as I have strong passion for music/singing, I plan to complete my education while pushing my dream of being an A-list Artiste.

* HOW DID YOU COME UP WITH THE STAGE NAME 'YungACE'

My close friends all see me as someone special and skillful so they started calling me ACE. Later on,while in the studio,an artiste (colleague) called me 'YungACE' out of the blues and d name stock... How funny that day was.....

* YOU STARTED SINGING At AGE 13, DID YOU START FROM THE CHURCH OR IT WAS SOMETHING YOU DID IN SCHOOL OR AMONG YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY?

I started singing among my friends, at home and in church, I have always loved music though I started entertainment as a dancer..

* WHAT MOTIVATED YOU TO START YOUR MUSIC CAREER?

I was opportuned and exposed to lot of things while growing up like football,dancing,singing etc, but there was this day a friend insisted I followed him to the studio to help with his chorus..it was my first time...and just before we recorded the song,d instrumental was played,we were all freestyling and so everyone loved what I was doing,I also fell in love with it so I moved on.... That was in 2009, I recorded my 1st freestyle then...

* WHICH CONTEMPORARY ARTISTE DO YOU LISTEN TO THAT INSPIRES YOU?

Fela, 2face and Wizkid

* HOW DID YOUR PARENTS REACT WHEN YOU FIRST MENTIONED YOUR DESIRE TO DO MUSIC?

My parents...especially my mom was like NO.... U know parents now... Even when I told them I wanted to study creative Art in school, they weren't really in support but along the line they accepted it... But let me say now they are in support of my dream.

* ARE YOU SiGNED TO A RECORD LABEL?

NO... Am not under any label at the moment. However,I am under 1x media Management

* DESCRIBE YOUR GENRE OF MUSIC, WHAT INSPIRES YOUR LYRICS?

I'm an afro-pop artiste, to add to what I said earlier I also grew up liking FELA's music. His music style and that of Wizkid really inspires me.

* WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOUR MUSIC THAT SETS YOU APART?

I love playing on words,style of mix and my stage performance "being able to entertain"

* DO YOU WRITE YOUR OWN LYRICS?

YES!! I write my own lyrics....

* WHAT HAS BEEN YOUR SOURCE OF INSPIRATION

My source of inspiration has been God and things happening around me..

* HOW MANY SINGLES DO YOU HAVE?

Ok!!! I just dropped my a song titled: FANTASTICO for the Lagos State Carnival... All along I dropped freestyles and mixtapes...

* DO YOU HAVE AN ALBUM?

No!! I don't have an album yet...

* HAVE YOU FEATURED ANY KNOWN ARTISTE IN ANY OF YOUR SINGLE?


I have not featured any known artiste yet but working towards featuring a very Dope A-list artiste *lip sealed*...

* WHO DO YOU WISH TO DO A COLLABO WITH AND WHY?

Lyk I said earlier, I am working towards featuring one of Nigeria'a A-list act, because I luv his style and working with him as always been on my mind...

* WHAT CHALLENGES HAVE YOU FACED/CONTINUE TO FACE AS AN UPCOMING ARTISTE?


Currently, the challenges have been the usual and obvious challenge every fresh artiste face which are : Finance,Exposure and Promotion...

* HAVE YOU PERFORMED IN ANY SHOW?

Yes!! I have performed in different shows like, Gidi Youth Awards 2012, Nigerian Super Brain Model search 2013, Unilag's Movement&Extraordinary dance, Mr and Mrs Unilag etc....

*WHY DID PEOPLE CALL YOU " OMO FASHOLA ", SON OF LAGOS STATE GOVERNOR?

Hahahaha!!!! I did the Official Lagos State Carnival Road March Song for the just concluded carnival... I guess datz d reason why

* WHAT ELSE ARE YOU PASSIONATE ABOUT?

I am also very passionate about inspiring people....

* WHERE DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY IN THE NEXT FEW YEARS?

I see myself in the mind of every young person in the country and beyond.....

Thanks....

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2 comments:

  1. Ace is truly talented....... Pls d show is Movement of Xtraordinary dance (MXD)...Thanks

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