This is our exclusive interview with Arim OmoAfrika. His names are Olakunle Karim Ogunfowora and he was born on the 28th of august in 1997. The 20 year old artiste hails from Ogun state, He practices Nigerian hip hop as well as Afro pop and dance hall.
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How did you come about your stage name?
My stage name Arim OmoAfrika came from my birth name. And because of my love for Afrobeat and my African costume inspired style of dressing my folks started calling me omoafrika. So I picked the name together with my birth name and got it matched up.
What inspired you to venture into music
What inspired me was I started singing as a backup artist for a band at very young age of 15. I wrote songs for the lead vocalist of the band, so he started giving me opportunities to score some songs. It inspired me greatly, from there I became a musician.
Tell us about your Childhood and family background
I come from a family of four children where I happen to be the first child. We were average class, but growing up with three sisters was adventurous.
Arim OmoAfrika What has been your challenge as a Nigerian artiste
I cope with by scheduling my academic at day time and play music at night but my financial challenge constitute the majority of the problem I have.
You have a unique style, which top artiste would you like to feature and why
I would love Burna Boy the collaboration will be an excellent one cos we both versatile
Got any upcoming projects we need to watch out for?
I just dropped my six track project titled “Born in Lasgidi” out now on soundcloud and reverbnation but more are still coming. I am promoting the EP and dropping a video really soon.
Your role model and why do you respect him and your future dreams
I have no role model because I learn and respect all good and unique musicians. But with dedication and hard work, I see myself as a global act in at least two years from now.