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Thursday, August 11, 2022

Being fetish can’t bring fame -Coldman

Damilola Akinmolayan

N igerian hip-hop artiste, Oloye Peter popularly known as Oloye Coldman is a multi-award winning music artiste, song writer, record producer and an entrepreneur from Ondo State, with a couple of amazing singles, collaborations (worldwide) and few albums to his name.

 In an interview with Friday Extravaganza, the Ondo-born entertainer disclosed that he doesn’t believe in fetish means to acquire fame.

He maintained that his commitment and persistence for his music career can make him acquire fame, as he would rather work hard, pray, practice often, and also with the help of God than go through fetish means.

“Speaking about how his songs influences Nigerians, Oloye said he doesn’t sing songs that does not educate or have reasonable lyrics/meaning. I make sure my songs doesn’t corrupt or mislead the mentality of listeners and my fans.

“I noticed most Nigerians embraced secular music more often than gospel musics because we have more artistes producing secular music than gospel musics and Nigerians are easily attracted to worldly songs because of the kind of lifestyles the artistes live.”

Speaking about his suggestions for the entertainment industry, Coldman said the entertainment industry needs to contribute to economy boom by creating streaming services, albums/radio tour, provide employment and annual shows/ events.

 On what his creative process looks like, he said “actually, my creative process is fun. There’s no tension, no strictness, no 100 percent seriousness as I tend to create beautifully well, under relaxed state of mind, body and soul”.

Speaking about how influencers have added value and growth to his music career, he stated that all the things I’m able to achieve is because of the love from my family and you guys. These things have kept me going. And there’s so much talent out there too. Also, as Nigerians, we love to excel wherever we find ourselves.

On his plans for the rest of the year, Coldman said he hope to work with well-known people across different walks of life, just as he would love to improve his writing abilities and have a song produced with top celebrities.

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