Ace hit maker and the man popularly called the ‘trending’ artist De9 was our guest on our exclusive live interview. He shed more light on his music, his brand and his ‘honest’ plan for the music industry. Sit back, relax and enjoy!
AMM: What’s the secret behind your songs going viral ? For example ‘Ijeoma’ , ‘Love Me’ etc
DE9: I think the secret is what @MzansiStream said once: “He has an honest approach to music” …no secret, no plans just #music.
AMM: People are loving the tune ‘Barnadise’ , what was the inspiration behind it ?
DE9: That was a great surprise. I know my people got good taste when is music… but never thought they would capture #Barnadise.
AMM:Away from music , how would you describe the man behind the brand ‘De9’
DE9: The man behind DE9 brand is trying to be honest in an industry of beautiful pinocchios. Hope we don’t end up with a #LongNose
AMM: The progress can only be described as amazing , what would you say you have been doing right ?
DE9: Having no plans & expecting nothing. Really grateful for the acceptance, thanks to blogs like Afrimma, talkmediaAfrica, Djs
AMM: Initially without videos your songs were trending , now you unleashed 2 videos in one , What has been the response?
DE9: It has been marvelous… nothing was expected
AMM : The Barnadise and Ijeoma live videos looked excellent , are there more videos in the works ?
DE9: Yes, we have some videos done, but we are not in a hurry… still building a team and still enjoying the live video.
AMM: Not too many people know you worked with the likes 50 cents etc , can you shed more light on that
DE9: We have been on the Billboard list, worked with J hood from D Block, Eedris Abdu. Dj Vlad, Dj Rob e Rob.. then i used to rap
thats Dowty Ebi, thats past, years ago, then i had a plan… but now, we here again just for the moment, just for the music.
AMM: Tell us more about making it to the Billboards chart, these things are hard to achieve , how did you pull that off?
DE9: Hard things to achieve are mostly achieved with hard work and not expecting anything… but still thanks to Diventa Music
AMM : How would you rate the response to your music in the past year ?
DE9: Our first year should be rated marvelous… just as predicted.
AMM: How do you manage to strike a balance and appeal to both genres ?
DE9: Just being honest.
AMM: Then the idea of two videos in one seems to be a striking success , do You see yourself as setting a pace ?
DE9: Not trying to set one, but if there should be any space…We need to be more honest to our public, and treat them wisely… but they loved this 9 minutes of #music. so really #grateful
The idea was just being honest with myself, thats my only plan #honesty So it was a live performance of 2 songs. Placed in a video with a total length of 9, it wasn’t a great marketing plan, people don’t want nothing longer that 3 min.
AMM: Let’s talk about the females , they are attracted to you and your music , what attracts you to a female ?
DE9: I am only attracted to females that have no personal Facebook. That’s like red thong to me
just being honest.
AMM: In a nutshell , how would you describe your music journey?
DE9: It has been marvelous, nothing was expected!
AMM: We know you are in the studio cooking hits , but before we let you go , what message do you have for your teeming fans ?
DE9: my message is: thanks for the love… still on my way to a grammy ceremony. Many thanks for having me again #Afrimma #1