Nigerian producer, Krizbeat who made the famous beat for Tekno’s hit song ‘Pana’ in a chat with Saturday Beats recounted his success story and how he has even moved on from producing hits for other acts to producing his own album.
Krizbeat who disclosed that got the limelight he really needed after Tekno jumped on his beat, added that it was meant for someone else.
“I met Tekno online and he told me he wanted us to work together because I usually shared beats with him online. I went to his house, played him some beats and he liked them. But there was a particular day he visited my studio while I was producing for another musician. Apparently, the artiste didn’t like the beat but Tekno fell in love with it. We later had an agreement that I should make another beat for the artiste while Tekno took the first one.”
According to him, the original owner of the beat called him when he heard ‘Pana,’ to commend his effort but didn’t know it was the same beat that he rejected.
“Even when I told him it was the beat he rejected, he argued that it was better than what he heard. I guess since Tekno is a very good producer as well, he knows what good beats sound like. But I didn’t know he was a producer until I visited his house.
“I laugh when people say Tekno is arrogant because he is one of the most humble people I have met. In life, if you are known for always speaking your mind, people perceive it as arrogance” he said.
On starting out, Krizbeat said;
“It was really a challenge to get people to hear what I had to offer at a time. There is the belief that once a song is not produced by a known producer, it is not good enough. I went to some artistes and tried to convince them to listen to my production, but they never did.
“I can never forget how I was treated and felt when I went to a very popular artiste’s house. I took a yellow taxi cab and I ended up spending N50, 000 in a day without achieving anything. He said we should reschedule the meeting and he didn’t call me back until I became who I am today. But I didn’t behave as if we had met before when he reached out to me.”