‘Music opens doors of opportunities for me’
By Bamidele Kolawole
An upcoming Nigerian musician, Oluwasegun Samson Arebuwa, popularly known as Mr Music, has said that his music is to impact life and to change people’s mentally about life.
Mr Music noted that he ventured into music industry in his early years, saying that through his music he will also preach the gospel to people.
The artiste who hails from Ode-Aye in Okitipupa local government area of Ondo State, said that he attended both primary and secondary leaving school certificate in Ode -Aye.
A student of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko Arebuwa, during an interview with Friday Extravaganza, said that his music career has opened many doors of opportunities for him since he has been singing.
According to him, he chose music as a career because he see it as what he can’t do without, adding that he was always happy whenever he sing.
Mr Music stated that he started by joining the children choir in the church he was attending and was able learn more about how to sing and also train his voice there. He said that it was the voice training he did then that still help him till now.
He noted that music is what runs in his vein, adding that he started singing when he was 15 years old but professionally 10 years.
“Discovering myself brings the idea of music to my way in life, ability for one to discover himself or herself matters a lot. God has been opening my eyes since I was 12 years old not until when I clock 15 years that I fully discovered myself and I see that my future in music is very bright.”
“I studied Computer Science in Federal Polytechnic Ede(2015) where I got my National Diploma certificate and later further to do my Bs.c in Adekunle Ajasin University and by the special grace of God, I’m going to be a certified graduate this year.”
In his words, “I decided not to mention money and fame as my aim, because I know that it will automatically comes by God’s grace at the appropriate time.”
Mr Music being a logical student, made it known that he was to strike a balance between his academics and his music career, doing none at the expense of the other.
The artiste mentioned some of his mentors to include Ebenezer Obey, Yinka Ayefele(MON) and Bankole Zerubabbel, to mention but few.
“I haven’t release any album but I have released many singles titled “All the glory”, “Ule mi”, ‘sweet mama’, ‘Ekuro’, Ori mi, “Promise Fulfilled”, “Sise” (work hard), “Ife” (love), “Grateful Heart”, “Aglow” “With the spirit”, “Money “and “Okunkun ti hu wa” that will come at soon.
He mentioned some of the challenges he encountered to include the disagreement of his parents to venture into music at the early stage of his career and noted that they told him not to go into music because his brother went to study the same music in the university. He maintained that his own glory is quite different from his brother. That was the major reason why he was unable to study music in the higher institution.
According to him, many challenges also from friends, and financial aspect of it is another big problem to him as he says his parents are now in full support of his career.
He urged his colleagues in the industry to have aim and to keep persisting no matter the challenge they may face and set a goal for themselves so that they can achieve their aim.
“I have been to many states in this country but not yet abroad though I believe I will soon get there. But nevertheless, music has connected me with several people abroad.”