Kenny Dee is known for his hit song, ‘Wait and take,’ which he did in collaboration with international superstar, Selebobo. In this chat with Lukmon Akintola and Oyinkan Somorin, he talks about his new moves.
You have done a collaboration with Selebobo; now you have your single shot out there, so what should we be expecting from you?
Am actually programming another song that will come out as soon as possible.
What’s the title of the song you are planning to do?
The title of the song is “shout for the whole thing”.
What inspires the song?
The song is going to be for the ladies, most times when you talk to a girl, she will be doing shakaraand at last, she will still be shouting for the whole thing, like when you get down on her, she will shout for the whole thing.
Talking about your inspiration, who mentor’s you in the music industry?
I can say Davido, Flavour, and Tekno.
What is special about them?
I like the thing they do, they inspire me. When I listen to their songs, I do feel like one of these days, I’m going to come up like them.
Do you know that Flavour and Davido have two children out of wedlock, so do you mean things like that inspire you?
No, not in that aspect, what I meant is that, the way they usually do their music.
How and who is financing your music career?
I am not working anywhere I’m only doing my music. But I actually have someone who is helping me, who is not really financially buoyant. So we are just doing it step by step. I mean we are doing it gradually, that is how it’s been for now. It is like a record deal, but not fully strong the way it should be. We have put down some agreement but it is not yet being signed. But if any record label comes around and pick me, I will go on with them.
What can you say really got you into music?
I can’t really say that there is a thing that made music inspiring to me. Music is just a thing that has being part of me since childhood. Like when I was about nine years old, I would go to church and stay close to the choir members. At a point, they picked me and say I should join them, and then I was the youngest. I joined them in the choir, school activities. I just found myself enjoying singing and saw myself in it.
Are your parents in support of this?
When I actually started like going to studio, recording, going to shows, I don’t use to come back on time. My parents were worried that I should leave music that they don’t want me to do music, based on the lifestyles of musicians. But I refused, so at a point, they had to just agree with me. When I dropped Wait and Take last year, they heard the song and were like wow; this guy is really good so they had to dance to the tune.
You said your songs are love songs, is ‘shout for the whole thing’ a typical love song?
It is an Afro-pop song, when you look at it from the title you might not get what the song is trying to say, its when you listen to the lyrics you will understand what I meant for shout for the whole thing.