I started singing at 3 – Dansu Bobo

Entertainment band, Dansu Ayomide Samuel, popularly known as DANSU BOBO VIBES in an interview with Damilola Akinduro of Weekend Extravaganza, revealed, that his father taught him how to sing when he was three years old.

Can we meet you?

I am Dansu Ayomide Samuel, popularly known as Dansu Bobo vibes. I am from Badagry, Lagos State, but based in Akure, Ondo State.I am a graduate of Computer Science from Foreign Link Campus.

When did your music career start?

My music career started when I was three years old, I started singing as backup singer then.

Did you train under anybody to become a musician?

Yes, I have worked with my father and many bands as a backup singer before I started my own musical band in year 2014.

“He taught me a lot on how to go far and he’s a very disciplined man as well, he put my leg in the right path and also taught me to know God, be useful to God and be submissive.

What does it feel like to perform on stage?

I can safely say the experience is a wild emotions. During pre- performance, your nerves tend to run high and you feel as interesting as ever, but the minute you step foot on the stage, it’s like you have entered into your own world where the spotlight is on you.

” For me, it’s one of the most magical experiences you can ever have and anyone who is blessed to get a taste of this, is truly blessed.

Have you ever seen a video of your band performing?

Honestly, the most valuable information I’ve usually gotten is that my emotional state can greatly influence how I feel about any given performance, especially in the past, that would be a negative influence. I resist watching the video, expecting to cringe at my awful performance, but then I see it, divorced from the emotions I had at the time while playing, and think, “huh, that was actually pretty good!”

Do you think you can make a fortune through music?

With a little strategy and being aware of the various revenue streams available in the music business, I can start to apply my skills and generate extra money with music. So yes, it’s totally possible to make a good income as a musician.

Does any artiste actually support music Piracy?

There are some who have quietly expressed tentative support, but they can’t be too vocal in their approval because of the record labels they’ve signed with.

To a young pop artiste or band, music sales (either physical, digital or streaming) represents a small amount of their income. They earn more money through endorsements, merchandise and especially touring, when a promoter hands them millions of naira to play concerts. Artistes are increasingly seeing album and single sales as just advertisements promoting their tour and selling tickets.

“That’s one of the reasons U2 were happy to give an album away free in partnership with apple. If it boosted ticket sales then sacrificing revenue from album sales was still a profitable move.

But record labels make all their money from album sales so they’re definitely not supportive of the issue.

 Consequently, they come down hard on any artiste who comes out supporting music piracy. I’ve heard people say (but I can’t confirm) that labels now have clauses in artistes’ contracts that forbids them from publicly supporting piracy.

I’m sure more artistes would love to say they support piracy. It gives them a degree of street credibility, it makes them look like they care more about their music than money and it potentially boosts their income and creates alternative revenue streams. But their record label lords and masters prevent them from speaking their mind.

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