Boydelian is a popular artiste in the University of Ilorin and beyond. He is gradually moving into the spotlight of the Nigerian entertainment industry, a process which is shown by his consistency and hard work. Our correspondent had an interview with the musician.
What made you want to become a musician?
I was born into a family that loves music, I believe I was made to do music.
Which instruments did you play in high school?
I played a lot of instruments then, drums, trumpet, saxophone, guitar, tuba, to mention a few. I was making baby waves too.
What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next five to 10 years?
I believe with my sound, I will be among the “A” list artists of Africa and the world in 10 years.
Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?
Sports and drawing at a particular time.
What strengths do you have that you believe make you a great musician?
Versatility, originality and my ability to express emotions in my vocals.
Do you have any weaknesses that you’re actively working to improve on?
Yes, a few weaknesses, but they’d be gone in no time.
Which instrument is your favorite to play and why?
Currently, the guitar is my favorite to play. Why?? The peace the vibration of the strings brings to me is soul helping, which helps me create more new songs.
What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
The fact that music is universal, but it’s diverse. Anyone can listen to a song In a foreign language and still vibe to the rhythm.
Describe your favorite and least favorite part about being a musician.
Favorite part of being a musician is cause people know what I stand for, I can Express my feelings to anyone through a song and the shame that would have followed it “normally” would be erased cause they’d be lost in the sound.
Least favorite? My every Public move is Being monitored.
Which instrument is your least favorite to play and how do you make sure you play it well?
The keyboard, never took interest in it from a young age, but I had to play it and play it well as a substitute in my place of worship.
What is the latest music you released and what inspired it?
RISK, I was challenged by a group of people to test my versatility. I got inspired by the most beautiful girl in my world RN. And things went up from there.
What do you like most about playing music?
Playing music gives me comfort, peace, fulfillment for that minute or hour. It’s my happy place.
What inspired you to start playing and making music?
My whole family has musical gifts, my Dad, Mum and sister have Excellent voices, my brother was the instrumentalist in the house, so I learnt some from him, developed myself, got a little training from my sister who’s my backbone vocally.
Making music was different entirely, from writing tonic solfas to writing lyrics everything is beautiful and my evolution process is splendid.
Describe your creative process when you write new music.
I create anywhere, anytime. So far, I’ve created more in the kitchen while doing dishes.
Who’s your ideal musician to collaborate with and why?
He’s the biggest artist in Africa and also very talented, having him on your song just feels right.
Are there any musicians who inspire you?
Yes, Wizkid, Victony and Fireboy Dml.
What qualities do you admire about them?
Describe your favorite venue for performing.
Savanna hotels, ilorin, Kwara state.
Which skills have you gained that help you perform effectively as a musician?
Establishing a connection with the audience.
Tell me about your favorite performance in your career.
The Royale Fest, 2021.
Describe your worst performance. What did you learn from this experience?
Which qualities do you think make a great musician?
Consistency, versatility, growth.