Today our spotlight is on a fresh cat named DynamiQ. He was born on the 26th of June 1996 as Mgbachi Kingsley Nnamdi. The innocent faced rapper hails from Ezeagu in Enugu state.
He is a complete Hip hop artist though who strays into afropop from time to time. DynamiQ just loves to do music,one more thing i admire about this guy is his intelligence. Read our chat with him;
How did you come about your stage name?
I was surfing through the dictionary one day and stumbled upon the word “Dynamic”. I checked out the meaning and discovered I was just the perfect personification of that meaning. To make it more fancy and unusual, I added a capital Q at the end instead of the normal to get DynamiQ.
What inspired you to venture into music
It was simply inborn with it. I could remember my late dad (blessed memory) playing me some Michael Jackson records. My mom was a singer in church and that prompted me to learn playing the drums at the age of 7.
I later learned to play the piano 8 years later, so all those experiences inspired me greatly to venture into the music industry,show the world what am capable of.
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Tell us about your Childhood and family background
I wouldn’t say I was raised with a silver spoon. My family is all right and my parents tried their best to train us morally and physically. As a child I was always inquisitive and intelligent.
We know its not easy, so how do you combine music and academics
I took music seriously when i graduated out of sec school, so I never had a problem combining both.
DynamiQ, what has been your greatest challenge and success as a budding Nigerian artiste
Everybody believes in the stereotype that hip hop and rap music is not very lucrative in Nigeria. They will tell you that nobody listens to it and that nobody buys it. Even if you decide not to take them seriously and do your own thing, your subconscious mind begins to accept it.
It has been a major challenge, it kill your zeal when you head to the studio to make that sound. Also lack of publicity or media exposure due to lack of finances is a challenge every up and coming artist battles with.
You have a unique style, which top artiste would you like to feature and why
My radar is focused internationally but I would love to work with the likes of Modenine, Boogey, MI, Payper, Corleone and Ycee. These guys are GOATs and they are in their own ways saving Nigerian hiphop.
Do you have any upcoming projects we need to watch out for?
Yeah it’s a mixtape titled AlientoMedioQrity (ATM). I assure you its something unusual.
Who is your role model and why do you respect him/her
For me its Boogey. His lyrical ability and his unfazed determination not to switch sides inspires me to go on.
Where do you see yourself 2 years from now?
I see DynamiQ representing Nigerian hiphop locally and internationally, releasing platinum albums and winning coveted awards.
Don’t you just love this guy? Watchout for his mix tape, its something you have to cop once its up for grabs. Download his single by the title “Stream of Success“