Thursday, 14 July 2016

30 MINUTES WITH BISHOPSWAGGS: I Love My Female Fans, I don't Joke With Them And More!

In a brief interaction with Bishopswaggs opened up to us about several things and you can also get to know more about the talented artist through this interview. We had the oppurtunity to be with the Kano born artiste and his manager [1-Man] and Lil moh and we had a great time with the very photogenic Bishopswagg #Dole

What's Up! Who Is BishopSwaggs? Tell Us A Little About Yourself
BishopSwagg is a brand, and i represent that brand, I was born and brought up in Kano State, I schooled in Niger state. Music for me started in secondary school, when i was in JSS2 I started miming then i moved on to writing my own songs. A competition was staged in my school where the winner was to represent the school. I won the competition and everything started from there.

What Pushed And Motivated You To Go Into Music?
From what I've noticed and checked, Music is in me, it is what i grew up to like, basically it's a huge part of me and it's my talent.

Why Rap?
I felt it's what i do best. I can't do what i don't know how to do. That's why i chose Rap.

What Brought About The Name BishopSwaggs?
Everybody knows what Bishop means and what it represents: Bishop tells more about the swagg, it modifies the swagg and i coined the name myself.

You Always Use The Term #Dole On Stage While Performing, Why?
It's a slogan, It's my signature. Whenever you hear #dole, then you should know BishopSwagg is involved. Dole in Hausa means definitely. It's me saying that anything you wish for will definitely come to pass and the reply to #Dole should be #Nagode

How Do You Compose Your Songs? Tell Us About The Writing Process
Most times i don't write songs, i'm a better freestylist. I write but not all the times, mostly i go to the studio and i freestyle.

What Do You Study In NSUK?
I study Geography.

How Do You Combine Your Academics And Shows? How Do You Balance Them?
It's pretty difficult combining music and academics. I create time for my music and i create time for my academics. When i'm in school i give more attention to my education than to my music. Most times when i am in school, I don't record, I only go for shows that are very important .

Are You Under Any Record Label?
Yeah, I recently was signed under a record label names SBS i.e "Slowly But Surely". They are more of a clothing line but the music aspect is just starting up.

What Would Be Your Dream Collaboration With Any Rapper?
I will like to do a song with Phyno, Olamide and Falz. Internationally I would go with Chris Brown and Lil Wayne

What Moment Has Been Your Most Amazing Moment On Stage?
I attended a show alongside Classiq and Kheengz in Katsina as guest artists. Despite being relatively unknown when compared to Classiq, I was hsown so much love by the fans and it felt soo nice!

Professionally, Whats Your Goal?
My goal is to see the result of my hardwork, to try as much as possible to be consistent as an artist and release Hits after Hits.

What's The Best Piece Of Advice You Have Been Given As A Musician?
I've had the opportunity to be among many A-List artists, guys like magnito,Gospel On The Beat and others, recently i was on a show with Ycee and 2Face. After the show, Ycee walked up to me and told me to keep up the good work and continue to be hardworking. My mum and manager consistently advice me especially when the going gets tough.

What Do You Like Most About Your Work?
I speak through my music, it's a platform to reach out to the people, It is faster and a point of advantage to air my opinions.

What Is Your Dream Project?
I have alot, It's all dreams and we pray for the to come true! I am going to have a hit album and basically in a year or two, i should be able to afford my own things, my car, my house and take good care of my family and people who have been there for me.

How Do You Cope With Your Female Fans?
It's complicated but i love and value my female fans alot, they show me so much love and as an artist you shouldn't joke with your female fans.

Do You Have  A Girlfriend?
No I don't have a girlfriend, cause i feel it's not the right time.

What Are The Qualities You Look For In A Woman?
I would like to keep the qualities i look out for in a woman personal.

Where Do You Draw Your Inspiration From?
I draw my inspiration from people around me and the things i see everyday. I also sit with people in the streets and i get to know what they want.

When Next Are We Expecting A Single From You? 
I have alot of unreleased songs but i am dropping a cover song on the 15th of this month[July], that's in few days time and trust me the song is going to be a banger cause i worked on it very well.

Okay, Let's Ask Your Manager Some Questions
[To 1-Man, The Manager]
What's Your Biggest Challenge As A Manager?
My biggest challenge is to make sure i make BishopSwagg a big artist in the nearest future, and make him very successful too. Support him to achieve his goals in every and any way i can.

[Back To BishopSwagg]
Where Do You See Yourself In The Nearest Future?
I see myself at the top, I see myself becoming that artist that everybody will look up to and love

Finally! What message do you have for your fans?
I would like to give a very big shout-out to everyone supporting me and a massive Thank You to my fans, without them they is no BishopSwagg.

Thanks Alot BishopSwagg! We appreciate your presence, thanks for honoring our invitation, God Bless!

Interview By Christopher Salami Abiodun [Abbeycity]
Photos By High-B

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