Despite being known for R&B/dancehall genres of music, Chime Tsnare has declared that he is capable of singing good Afrobeat songs.
“I started music with R&B, hip-hop and reggae but as time evolved and with the rise of Afrobeat in Nigeria, I also developed a flair for Afrobeat, such that today, my music is a melange of R&B, Dance Hall Raga and Afrobeat, ” he says.
Chime Tsnare, whose real name is Amakiri Chimeleadhu, avows that the biggest initial challenge for him wasn’t about the genre of music he is known for. “What I needed was that big platform that has the ability to showcase my talent to the rest of the world which I didn’t have at the beginning,” he points out, “but because of the love and the belief I have in my talent, I kept pushing until I got to this stage were a lot of big platforms now show what I do.”
Speaking further, he affirms: “Music has taught me a lot of things but life, amongst all, music has taught me patience.”
With the benefit of his experience, Chime Tsnare points out how life could be made easier for up-and-coming musicians.
Says he: “I think the Nigerian music industry is not doing bad at the moment, except for the fact that it’s still a bit difficult for some Nigerians to get our music from the Apple music store; I think if the telecom companies can provide a means for mobile users, especially non-iPhone users, to easily get our songs it will help musicians a lot in reaching a wider audience in Nigeria.”