Category Archives: Interviews

MEET THE ICON: GUEST – Queen Esther.

Queen Esther, an embodiment of talents, gives us insight into her music career and what she’d be doing if she wasn’t making music. Find out in this exclusive interview with Favouritee Music.

Name

Esther Odoko

Stage Name

Queen Esther

So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become a gospel artist?

I grew up in Kano State… I love music, singing is one of my God given Talents, i have great passion for the things of God and music, i want to spread the Gospel of God through music, Bless lives and inspire souls through music.. Thank you

Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get platforms to minister and airplay some tips?

None actually… Since am still growing in the ministry…. Smile

Do you ever make mistakes during music ministration/performances? How do you handle that?

Oh Yes!…. But by the help of God i just maneuver and continue like nothing happened… Hahahaha

Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?

Not yet….But watch out for Queen Esther

How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?

Social Media and Radio works for me

If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?

BET AWARDS with Tasha Cobbs, THE EXPERIENCE with ONOS… They just have a way of making me love God more and more… I get blessed each time i listen to them..

Do you have a manager or your prefer to manage your music yourself? How can one reach you if they would like to have you perform/minister at their program/event?

I dont have a manager yet.. But you can reach me through my Pastor, Pastor Edward Olumese of Amazing Grace Church Kano…or contact me directly:
FB:Queen Esther Sings
IG:@queen_esthersings
Twitter:@queenesthersings
Call:07018781140

So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?

Something Massive…. Watch the space.. Oh yeah

If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?

Fashion Designing… I have Passion for it.. Smile

What should fans look forward to in the next couple of months, year or so?

My Album etc….. Just keep Anticipating.. Wink

Would you like your Fans to know the next place you would be ministering? Venue, Date and Time

Errrrrrrmmm…. Nope

Any Shout-outs?

A big shout out to my amazing parents Mr and Mrs Godwin Odoko, My Wonderful Siblings, my lovely friends Min Kelvocal, James Lead,Rose Strings and Liberty Sax, My awesome Producers Sunny Pee, Pedro, T.one

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Recently, Queen Esther released a single titled No One Like You. This powerful song has blessed lives tremendously.

DOWNLOAD HERE and be blessed too.

MEET THE ICON: GUEST – E’Praiz Felix

One of the fast rising gospel artist E’Praiz Felix, the “Chidinma” crooner and a strong praise and worship leader with the Banner of Life church in Kano shares his music experience with us.

Name:

Emmanuel Praise Felix

Stage Name:

E’Praiz Felix

So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become a gospel artist?

I grew up in Kano, I’m a lover of the Gospel, its indeed a calling.

Do you ever make mistakes during music ministration/performances? How do you handle that?

Yeah we try atimes to do something new on stage while ministering, but we make mistakes. I correct myself through some musical skills been learnt and acquired.

Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?

Yea but not often. It is crucial you tour it will help you in learning somethings that are new.

If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?

With Pst Nathaniel Bassey, anywhere around d globe, he is Gods presence carrier.

Do you have a manager or your prefer to manage your music yourself? How can one reach you if they would like to have you perform/minister at their program/event?

Not yet, not at all, via my social media accouts…

So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?

Anticipating and planning on something huge and great.

If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?

Working in any government organization.

What should fans look forward to in the next couple of months, year or so?

Just pray nd anticipate, I will make it up to you.

Would you like your Fans to know the next place you would be ministering? Venue, Date and Time.

Banner of life bible church
zungeru rd, every Sunday.

Any Shout-out?

Great shout out to my families, fans, all banner of life members, my Pastor and his wife, fogmmon, all ministers and kano musicians.

Download Chidinma by E’Praiz here and be blessed

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MEET THE ICON: GUEST – PEDRO

Award-winning gospel recording artist and music producer, Peter lanre a.k.a Pedro who just released an afro pop scintillating gospel single recently titled Faaji, gives us insight into his music life and career in this exclusive interview.

Excerpt….

Name

Peter Lanre

Stage Name

Pedro

So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become a gospel artist?

Grew up in Zaria, Kaduna state… was part of a local church group called “salvation minstrels ” …happened to be the youngest chorister amongst them… Early exposure to musical instruments and the fact that I played major lead roles in the band helped me grow musically sound and made the vision clear. As a kid I learnt to play the drum set which I later lost interest for due to its lack of melodious flavor… opted for the acoustic guitar then later the keyboard

Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get platforms to minister and airplay some tips?

I would advice, do not look down on your little beginnings… the start is always tough and challenging… at that point only very few will believe , support or encourage u… so u have to be focused on ur goal and learn… music is broad and those who are masters of her really sought after it

Do you ever make mistakes during music ministration/performances? How do you handle that?

I made and still make lots of mistakes which of cause most times only music geniuses can notice… but whenever it happens I cover up.. most of the time I turn my mistakes into an advantage.. make them look like a style.. to avoid mistakes I rehearse to perfection..

Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?

not Yet but very soon

How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?

I take advantage of my social media accounts especially WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram… then I also promote my craft through the radio stations here in my locality… what works best is when I ask others who have social media ground to help also promote so the piece can go as far as possible since as an upcoming one doesn’t have access to major promotions and funds to make a song available on every platform

If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?

there are alot of artists who have won my heart over my little years in music… I am a person of just great music so I’d perform alongside any great act

Do you have a manager or your prefer to manage your music yourself?

How can one reach you if they would like to have you perform/minister at their program/event?
I have a manager, call Tony on 08060320166

So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?

yes, my last single faaji is on over 40 blogs and it’s the trend right now but I am already working on my new single ‘sugar’s which drops very soon

If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?

I might be playing professional football or a computer scientist

What should fans look forward to in the next couple of months, year or so?

look forward to a greater me… I am gonna be aiming for higher grounds….just watch out.. I rather take you by surprise than expose it all now

Would you like your Fans to know the next place you would be ministering? Venue, Date and Time

for now, there is no fixed ministration but I have been informed on upcoming programs which I m gonna feature in

Any Shout-outs?
shout out to my boss TIMI TOBA, manager Tony and my Team and everyone who is a lover of my brand… God bless us all

Download his latest single titled Faaji HERE

MEET THE ICON: GUEST – BOLUWATIFE

Boluwatife is an upcoming artists based in Kano state you really should watch out for. He just release a gospel single title Olorun Obadare (Link for download available below). We had the opportunity to interview him. Find excerpt below….

So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become a gospel artist?
I grew up in Kano State, Brigade to be precise.
Music has always been part of me for long. Tho my motivation towards becoming a gospel artist is my late brother “Tolu Crown” blessed memory. He is an Icon I always want to be like, and also fortunately for me God also joined me with my kind like of friends (You know that feeling when you are a singer and all your friends are instrumentalist?). lastly I derive joy in Church, if am not at home or at work, go to church, you’ll find me.
Do you ever make mistakes during music ministration/performances? How do you handle that?
Once.
During our sent forth in school I was leading “Lean on me by Micheal Bolton”, the second verse I did not score. I had to switch off the Mic and believe me nobody noticed. All attention was on the sound engineer who was my roommate. I actually told Him about it and apologized
Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about?
no tour yet.
How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you?
via Blogs, upload on every social media platform for now. looking forward to getting more promo ideas
If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why?
I’ll love to perform with two artists
1. my late brother “Tolu Crown”, venue in Heaven on the last day. I’ll beg God to give us a slot for special ministration. believe me, you won’t wanna miss that duet.
and secondly Kenny Kore. believe me I can sing every of His song from A-Z
That’s my Mentor presently. I’ll perform with Him anywhere.
Do you have a manager or your prefer to manage your music yourself? How can one reach you if they would like to have you perform/minister at their program/event?
No Manager yet.
you can call me on any of this numbers 08167602568, 07014446045
So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about?
Just my album for now
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing?
I’d still be making Music Lol.
please don’t let me imagine that.
What should fans look forward to in the next couple of months, year or so?
my Album Launch by July
y’all should anticipate. God bless you
Would you like your Fans to know the next place you would be ministering? Venue, Date and Time
my church every sunday service… lolx
not planning to attend any program for now
Any Shout-outs?
yeah!!!
My Mother,Bambi and my sisters these are people who belived me without doubt. and to everyone who has been listening to my songs. I love y’all.

Download Boluwatife’s latest song titled Olurun Obadare

CLICK TO DOWNLOAD

MEET THE ICON – GUEST: EMMY CHUKS

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Name Emmanuel  Ikwueme
Stage Name Emmy Chuks
So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become a gospel artist? I grew up in Kaduna, North centrance Nigeria. I started with the children’s choir in an Anglican church. I have always loved music. My mum told me how I used to pay attention to any sound even when I was a toddler. From there I went joined school choirs and so on.
Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get platforms to minister and airplay some tips? Don’t do things because others are doing it. Be yourself. Discos your strengths and build on it. You cannot sing like everybody.
Do you ever make mistakes during music ministration/performances? How do you handle that? Everyone does but experience has taught me to overlook the mistakes and continue. God knows how to fix it especially if He’s the one you are really acknowledging. Some of us take the glory from God so He allows us to make the mistake and endure the shame.
Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about? Not yet
How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you? Online blogs
If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why? I would love to perform with Jonathan McReynolds or Jason  Nelson
Do you have a manager or your prefer to manage your music yourself? How can one reach you if they would like to have you perform/minister at their program/event? I don’t have a manager yet. I can be reached by my social media handles @iamemmychuks
So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about? Yes. Im actually working on a new single.
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing? I’d be a professor
What should fans look forward to in the next couple of months, year or so? By the grace of God, they should expect singles coming out this year.
Would you like your Fans to know the next place you would be ministering? Venue, Date and Time Not yet
Any Shout-outs? I would want to give shout-outs to my friend, James OgrI,  My family and my fans.

Download this amazing song by Emmy Chuks titled YOU ARE GOD

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MEET THE ICON – GUEST: LOIS

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Name Lois Bamidele
Stage Name Lois
So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become a gospel artist? Kano State. I am passionate about using my gift for God.
Since everyone was a start-up once, can you give any smaller or local bands or artists looking to get platforms to minister and airplay some tips? No
Do you ever make mistakes during music ministration/performances? How do you handle that? Yes i do.  I just flow with it and manuover
Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about? Not yet
How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you? Having a manager
If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why? BET awards. With Tasha Cobbs.
She just has a way that of connecting people to God
Do you have a manager or your prefer to manage your music yourself? How can one reach you if they would like to have you perform/minister at their program/event? I don’t have a manager.  Through my pastor-  Pastor Victor Charles at word of Faith Christian centre Kano
So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about? Yes I’m working on something.
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing? Making faces.  lol.
I have a passion for facials
What should fans look forward to in the next couple of months, year or so? An explosion of God’s glory to be revealed through this gift He has given me
Would you like your Fans to know the next place you would be ministering? Venue, Date and Time Hmmmm….yes
Any Shout-outs? Shout-out to my mother Mrs Gabriella Bamidele
And my dad Mr Soji Bamidele
And my spiritual father  Pastor Victor Charles.

Download this Amazing song from Lois Bamidele titled PURE LOVE

HERE

MEET THE ICON: Guest – THEMMY // @themmymusic

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Name Temitope Akinyemi
Stage Name Themmy
So tell us your story. Where did you grow up? What made you decide to become a gospel artist? I grew up in the ancient seat of the Caliphate ,Sokoto State and i just know music makes me tick and if that happens why not choose the best one ..singing about the love of God.His love is the greatest.
Do you ever make mistakes during music ministration/performances? How do you handle that? Of course we are all human and to err is human.I just bear in my mind the purpose of ministration and hold on to the purpose.I note the mistakes and work on it to avoid repeat occurence.
Do you tour? Anything interesting happen on tour that you think our readers would enjoy hearing about? Never toured but working on touring soon.
How do you find ways to promote your music? What works best for you? Online and radio works for me .
If you could perform anywhere and with any artists (Dead or Alive) where and who would it be with? Why? Whitney Houston because i love her so much and she was a church girl and had a strong vocal control and delivery.That lady loved Christ though she fell on the way but who am i to judge.May God rest her soul.
Do you have a manager or your prefer to manage your music yourself? How can one reach you if they would like to have you perform/minister at their program/event? I am working towards getting a manager because i have other things i do with my time ,hence my manager will take care of my music.
So, what’s next? Any new upcoming projects that you want to talk about? SSS Worship Phase 3 on the 8th Day of July in Kano State.All we do is Worship and lead people to worship.
If you weren’t making music, what would you be doing? Customer Service Consulting for Businesses.
What should fans look forward to in the next couple of months, year or so? Good Music Inspired  by the Spirit on the alter of Worship.
Would you like your Fans to know the next place you would be ministering? Venue, Date and Time I was at Winners Campus Fellowship on Sunday the 29th April, Bayero University Kano.
Any Shout-outs? To all lovers of True Worship.

Download NEW DAWN by Themmy HERE