By Taiwo Okanlawon
Miracle Chukwuebuka Nwaogu popularly generally known as Mirrikle is a younger purposeful recording artist, singer and songwriter from Imo state. Described as probably the most artistic artists within the Nigerian music trade, Mirrikle began enjoying music when he was seven years outdated. On this interview, the rapper talks about his humble beginnings, challenges and future tasks as he releases his debut music titled “Flexin”.
How did you uncover your musical expertise?
I found music after I was seven years outdated. Once I was a younger child round, my buddies and I’d take turns doing what we referred to as “present your self” and when it got here my flip, I’d at all times rap. I actually appreciated rap, for me it was enjoyable. However when some brothers began exhibiting me love, giving me cash and saying I’ve expertise as a solution to encourage me, then I began considering, okay, possibly I am actually good at this rap factor.
Who’re the rappers who impressed you rising up?
I grew up listening to Lil Wayne, I like Lil Wayne a lot, I believe I even had his swag at one level. Then Rick Ross and Drake too.
Lots of your colleagues began making music from college. Is that this additionally the case with you and the way did you handle it?
Absolutely. I used to be in highschool in Ibadan for six (6) years, I used to be fortunate sufficient to have a principal who cherished abilities and inspired us to search out/know our expertise. We additionally had many occasions to assist us showcase our expertise.
However you are a singer now, so when did this switchover happen?
I am simply going to say a shout-out to Wizkid, I like him a lot, he got here and actually modified rather a lot for the trade particularly making the sound worldwide. If you happen to watch a variety of the younger guys now, he is an enormous affect for them, and a shoutout to D’Banj too. I keep in mind listening to this DJ Xclusive music “Jeje” with Wizkid, I additionally listened to DJ Maphorisa/Wizkid which might be why I like Amapiano a lot. You see Afro sound may be very playful basically, you will discover Fuji, Jamaican fashion, Fela in a single music. And with that form of sound you’ll be able to actually do something. So as an alternative of boxing myself, I made a decision I will experiment.
Have you ever stopped rapping?
New! Or let me say simply not for business functions. However you’ll be able to really sing rap, that is form of what I do. Specializing in the singing was extra of a sensible technique for me as a result of I wished to smoke weed quick and because it stands, rap would really sluggish me down. I can not even rap in Yoruba or Igbo so who would reply me with English rap. Only a few rappers are acknowledged, however the reality is that rap cannot feed you on this nation as a result of it is not even properly appreciated but.
Who’re your music influences in the meanwhile?
Popcaan, Wizkid, Fela, Lagbaja, King Sunny Ade. They’re legends, and after I listened to them, I found that I may create my very own form of sound.
How would you describe your sound?
I name my sound Afro-classic.
When did you begin making music professionally?
I wish to say 2021 as a result of it is the yr my official debut got here out, however after I give it some thought, I began taking issues critically with my music the yr I launched a file referred to as “She” (Shakara). That was 2018.
What occurred between the 2018/2021 interval whenever you had a break?
I used to be recording songs. I spent a variety of time having fun with music at first – I listened to a variety of songs, after which I began recording my very own songs. It was kind of a interval of working, studying, understanding and perfecting my sound, getting it prepared for the general public.
Inform us about your debut single
Flexin’ dropped out final month, and the music is quintessentially what the title says. It is a quite simple, catchy music you could vibrate to. It was principally a one-take freestyle. Shout out to MJ, my producer, he organized the music. You understand that generally a music is not only the beat, but additionally the association. A music will be candy, after which it will get to some extent the place it simply begins to get boring, however a very good association, in my view, offers a music its replay worth. And I intentionally made my music that approach.
How was the reception?
To be trustworthy, I’m a person with excessive expectations, however what I’ve seen thus far may be very encouraging. Some new artists do not expertise this in any respect, so I am really grateful that mine has been very trustworthy and all proper.
So what’s subsequent after Flexin’?
I am going to have a single prepared in a few month, after which I am going to work on placing out an EP within the new yr. Then one thing is within the works, however I am going to hold it to myself till it is time for the particular announcement. You will simply have to attend for that.
Are you signed to a file label?
Ah not but however my arms are open to large offers and notes o.
What are a few of the challenges you face as an indie artist?
I do know some folks will discuss funds, how onerous it’s to promote lately, individuals who do not imagine in you and stuff. However to me I see these issues as a part of the method that it’s a must to undergo. So I would not say I am dealing with challenges, however I would slightly say I am going via the method.
These days, the trade has seen many new acts emerge which can be within the highlight. What plans do it’s a must to be sure to get busy too?
By God’s grace I am already busy, however I believe consistency units us aside, after which so does originality. I am going to deal with creating one thing new, bringing new vibes, and simply typically in search of alternatives to do the issues somebody within the trade hasn’t completed earlier than.
If you happen to had the prospect to work with anybody, who would it not be?
I would like to do a music with Kanye West, like for my first worldwide collaboration, after which I would like to do a music at house with Niniola (she’s my favourite feminine artist), a loopy Amapiano that is unfold in every single place.
What are the highest 5 songs in your playlist proper now?
Primary is my music, Flexin’. Quantity two is Quicker by LAX, then Uthando, it is a South African file. Additionally Peru by Fireboy and Wizkid’s Anoti.
What would you think about to be the head of your music profession?
I really feel like our music has turn out to be highly effective sufficient for the whites to see us as gods, and I wish to be part of that in any approach I can. Simply figuring out that I contributed to such an amazing trigger, for me that may be a spotlight that I’d at all times be pleased with. And naturally a Grammy. That is really the most important affirmation of expertise and talent in music all over the world up to now.
If you happen to weren’t making music, what would you will have completed?
Soccer, I believe I am superb, and I play a 7.