Nigerian RnB songwriter and singer, Praise Ugbede Adejo also known as Praiz was a second runner-up at the maiden edition of Project Fame West Africa and he has remained relevant in the industry since then.
In this interview with Joe Agbro, he talks about music, fame, cooperation among artistes and sundry issues and his relationship with his female fans.
Why are you still with X3M Music?
What has kept me going in X3rm music for the past eight years is the fact that we’re family and it’s beyond just business. X3rm Music believed in me when nobody did. And for me, it is very significant and the way Mr. Steve Babaeko takes me as his brother, as his son. I mean, we’ve built a relationship that goes beyond business.
Are you making money?
When I look at my career from when I got signed in 2010 and now. I mean, all I can say is ‘God is good.’ I mean, there’s been a drastic change in my life, in every part of my life. So, definitely growth is needed but I mean when the thing is right, I think we’ll know what to do. But right now, everyone is happy and we’re only just hoping for the best.
Are you comfortable wih your genre of music?
I’m very comfortable with my genre of music which is R&B; though it doesn’t change the fact that I’m a complete musician. When I say I’m a complete musician, I sing, I write, I produce, I play the drums, I play the piano and I love all genres of music.
And it’s not out of place for me to want to do something that’s different from the norm. Music is supposed to make you dance, supposed to make you feel in love, supposed to make you meditate, and it’s supposed to make you think. And I like to just go with the flow of music. So, sometimes, I do a style of music that is not what everyone is used to from Praiz. But that doesn’t change the fact that Praiz is R&B and will always represent R&B.
The female fans?
I try my best to accommodate my female fans by always replying them. And I try my best not to take advantage of my female fans because obviously they love you and it would be wrong for me to take advantage of the fact that they love my music, love my personality for my own selfish reasons. So, I do my best not to take advantage of my female fans