After bursting onto the music scene a few years ago with his hit singles “Pull up” “Playboy,” and the just released viral hit “Le Ndem,” singer-songwriter Duprie has earned his place among the fastest rising artiste of his generation. He continues to showcase his tremendous talent and versatility as a musician. place
Speaking on what the body of his work entails, the “Le Ndem” crooner said it aims to say that the music he makes is not in conformity to what is trending but rather based on what inspires him at the time, “At the body moment I have released three singles. My work so far is a representation on my versatility as an artist and how much I am willing to experiment with my art. The fact that all three singles are of completely differently sounds clearly explains that.”
Inspirations behind these body of work are primarily based on the emphasis Duprie places on not limiting the way he expresses himself musically. According to him, he lets his reality take over his subconscious and bring about beautiful melody. In his words, “It is very spontaneous, I just let my mood, state of mind or whatever is happening around me determine my vibe. It is only very rare circumstances that I go to studio knowing what I was going to record. I generally just let loose and let my emotions speak. Once I have a theme and baseline of the lyrics the rest is easy.”
The diversity of his sounds come from various musical influences from childhood to present. He stated that he had always been a lover of music right from his early days, “Be it writing, singing, or performing, music is something that came to me easily. Growing up, I performed at a lot of talent shows while in Secondary school. However, it was only during my university days I was convinced that my passion for music goes beyond impersonating Michael Jackson as I was already writing music that was getting positive feedback from my local community. I think my genuine love for music also made the decision an easy one” he disclosed.
On his influencers in music and who he would love to collaborate with, the songwriter, instrumentalist and entertainer mentioned that he would not say he is influenced by any specific act, but he appreciates and likes some acts, which he believes really do it well, “As a kid growing up in Cameroon I was significantly influenced by Michael Jackson, R. Kelly and Richard Bona. In recent times however, there are several other artists in Africa and across the world that have influenced my music. These include, Locko, Charlotte Dipanda, Stanley Enow, Blanche Bailey, Flavour, Wiz Kid, Banky W, Maleek Berry, Rude Boy, Yemi Alade, King Promise, Mr. Eazi, Dadju, Chris Brown, Usher and Trey Songz” he says.
He disclosed that he and his team are currently planning to release soon, “All the singles I will release in anticipation of the EP will also have videos. For the EP, we plan to shoot videos for at least 3 songs. However, that number could change as nothing been decided yet”.