My life experiences inspires the message in my music – Yemim
Nigeria’s Afrobeat rising star, Yemim, has said that he is preaching a message to Nigerians and the world through his music.
The USA Based singer, whose real name is Opeyemi Ogundiran, said that his love affair with music began at a very young age; adding that he has always been very passionate about music. He disclosed that his musical journey suffered at the beginning due to a lack of support from his family but still didn’t stop him from achieving his goal of being a global music star.
The Afrobeat exponent stated that “My life experience and background play a huge role in writing my lyrics and this helps me pass a message with my music and most times it is directed towards young individuals.”
Every environment I find myself in plays a role to inspire me as I often use my day-to-day experience and vices in society as a message in my tunes.
The aim is to create sweet music with consciousness to inspire people, spread love, and empower the listeners via motivational verses.”
The first thing for me is I get the inspiration to create music, then I reach out to some of my music producers to see what they have, once I get an instrumental, I feel I’m in love with then I accrue the rhythm I need, once the flow is straight, then I start building in the words, it’s like a aeamless process.
Yemim said he made his official debut in 2019 with a chart-topping, wave making, hit single entitled, “Turn Up” and went on to drop another track entitled “Joro Kini Joro” last year which gathered hundreds of thousands of streams on the digital streaming platforms and lots of airplay on the radio.
He said the track got everyone talking and solidified his position as an artist to watch out for in the Nigerian music scene. Yemim described himself as an advocate of good music And stressed the need for Nigerian music acts to create their own unique sounds, and push the gospel of Afrobeat all over the world.
When asked about his source of inspiration, he had this to say: “I grew up listening to different musicians and sounds, in recent years Wizkid use to do it for me but not anymore, I think I inspire myself now, even to do better than I did before and I still feel there is more that I can do, I feel I’m limitless”