Saturday, 14 January 2012

Aurora features Gucci boy Prince

Where are you from and what’s your real name.
The name’s Samuel Ifeoluwa Ayomide Oluwole (Jr), I’m from Nigeria, Osun state.

Where are you based?
Based in Kiev, at least at the moment.cos who knows I’ll be outta here soon

How did you come up with the name Gucci Prince, care to tell us why you chose the name?
It was given to me by friends, and on my birthday, I was presented officially with a Gucci cake

How would you describe your music or form of entertainment for the public audience if they have never seen you before?
Basically it could be described as RnB, although I do everything else, including hip-hop, jazz, blues, reggae, high-life, calypso and a lot more

Thinking way back to early childhood, what was your first experience with music like? What song do you remember most as a child?
As a child I mostly sang in church in the choir and played the piano. The song I always sang then was (Jesus the lover of my soul)

We are all Aware of how the music industry has exploded in Nigeria, and how music has matured or has changed over the past few years. How does the music you listen to now, differ from way back then?
Everything changed, the way of thinking and the choice of people. Music directing has taken a whole new level in Nigeria. Nowadays you can hardly tell the difference between a Nigerian music video with a foreign one.

What was the first song you ever sang, and how did it make you feel?
First song I sang was called baby girl, and it felt good listening to myself, and then I’m like, I can do much better

When and where was the first time you performed live? Did it go well?
I have been playing since I was a kid, I’m good with the piano, so I always play in front of thousands of people in church, and it always went well, but professionally,  I did something in 2004, Moscow city, with Timati in B-club, it was not excellent, but ‘twas aight

Are you under any label, or are you an indie artist?
NO, I’m not under any label

You’re also a model right, tell us a bit about your modeling gig?
I was never a model professionally, I just get the attention of many modeling agencies, and they just call me to model for them. If the money is right, I do it, that’s all, so I can’t advice anybody on that.

IF you had to describe your music in three or four words, what would you call it?
RICH MUSIC, meaning it deals  with a lot of aspects.

How do you come up with the lyrics of your songs, I especially like Sex & Money and It’s My time. 
Well, I come up with song, depending on the situation around me.

Who does your beats?
I buy my beats from different sources.

Do you have a fan club, a Face book page, twitter handle or any other means where your fans can reach you?
I’ve got a Face book page, didn’t create a fan club yet, just need to concentrate fully. My producers and managers will be handling that soon.

When you’re not singing or in the studio, what activities do you engage in to pass time?
Hanging out with friends, games, movies, gym, meetings.

Someone once said "Write what you would love to perform over and over" with that in mind which of your songs do you love to perform the most.
Things are not the same again, it’s ma time, can’t stop us, sex and money.

Tell me about your most embarrassing moments if you care to share?
When I got on stage, once and I forgot the lyrics to a song, but most of the time, I handle it nicely.

If you could perform with anyone in the world either dead alive or retired who would it be and why?
Chris Brown, Jay-z, Ross etc honestly, to many people inspire me.

 Have you collaborated with any other artists? If so who are they?
With Ukrainian and Russian artists, but not internationally known, but I'm in contact with international stars, just like I said, I haven’t taken my music game so seriously, cos of my studies.

What advice would you like to give other upcoming artists, those who want to go into modelling?
Let looking nice be a habit, that’s all.

Can you give a shout out to your fans and friends out there in form of a rhyme or lyrics like a song?
Wanna shout out to everybody making money, wanna shout out to ma fans, who always stood there for me, when I was happy and sad, (they mostly could tell by my status) shout out to you, interviewing me right now, it’s a pleasure. Shout out to my mum and dad, cos without them I won't be here right now, they are my foundation, and of course God for keeping me safe. Thanks for having me here. Bless, it’s your boy Sam a.k.a Gucci-Boss


It was nice having you here, stay safe, and God bless.


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