Ignatius Ehinome Okoji, popularly known as Dboi Nomejp or Nome, has taken the year 2019 by storm and has become the much-talked-about up-and-coming artiste of the year.
But the artiste insisted that he is not going to be a fluke because he is riding on the wave of creativity honed over the years with the right training. Said he: “I studied sound engineering at SAE Institute and I am taking a lot of online courses, masterclass being one of the most prominent.”
Continuing, Nome said: “Even though I am a studio recording artistes, I love stage performances as well.”
Explaining how he derives inspiration for his songs, Nome said: “While self-confidence plays a huge role in music writing, personally, I use things happening around me or happening around the world in general as fodder for my songs. Sometimes, it has a lot to do with my emotion or emotions of loved ones; most times, it just comes naturally and I don’t need to try to find it.”
At the moment, the budding musician said he is enjoying his metamorphosis, having learned some basic lessons about the music industry. “I have learnt that it is important that I stay focused and enjoy the craft and art of being a musician because as an independent artiste, there could be so many distractions.”
He also shared some of the challenges that musicians like himself are facing in a bid to become a mega star. “As an independent artiste, if you do not have enough capital to promote your music, then there is only a certain level you can reach. Secondly, you may have all the funds, but then don’t have the right people around you to manage those funds; therefore, you will end up with the challenge of getting the right connection in the industry,” Nome explained.