It’s 28th of August, and we at ZAB are live here with Kaduna Based Music Producer/Artist MCJONES AMOBI NWEZE. It is his birthday today so we decided to get talking with him and have him speak of his music and entertainment here in Kaduna, read the excerpts after the Jump.
ZAB : WELCOME ON BOARD SIR, CAN WE MEET YOU?
MCJONES : I am Mcjones Amobi Nweze,
ZAB : PLEASE TELL US MORE ABOUT YOU, LIKE YOUR EDUCATIONAL AND FAMILY BACKGROUND?
MCJONES : 2nd in the 5 babies of Mr and Mrs Nweze,
Studying Mass communication in Federal Polytechnic Kaduna (kadpoly).
ZAB : HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE MUSIC BUSINESS?
MCJONES : Been doing music for 12years now and counting.
ZAB : ARE YOU INTO THE “BUSINESS” YET?, I MEAN HAVE YOU STARTED EARNING MONEY FROM MUSIC YET?
MCJONES : The art started paying off 7 years ago.
ZAB : HOW WOULD YOU CATEGORIZE THE KIND OF MUSIC YOU DO?
MCJONES : I do Hiphop, Pop, Rnb and Soul.
ZAB : NICE, HOW MANY SONGS HAS MCJONES WORKED ON AND DROPPED SO FAR?, AND WHICH DO YOU CONSIDER YOUR BEST SO FAR?
MCJONES : I lost count of songs I’ve dropped so far. But if I try to guess, I will say over 10 songs . Lol
ZAB : YOU ARE A KADUNA BASED MUSIC PRODUCER / ARTIST, PLEASE WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT ENTERTAINMENT HERE IN KADUNA?
MCJONES : I reside in Kaduna at the moment, so I can’t say am Kaduna based as a freelance music producer,cos I go to where the music pays better at a point in time. Kaduna music industry is “kinda static” in my words, (cos to some it’s business being here).
ZAB : IN THE PRODUCTION LINE, WHAT ARE YOUR CHALLENGES? AND ALSO AS AN ARTIST?
MCJONES : My challenge as a producer is encountering lazy/empty Artistes (lyrics wise). And as an artiste my challenge is merging the art of music production and singing.
ZAB : DO YOU THINK AN ARTIST CAN GO MAINSTREAM WHEN FOCUSING HIS HUSTLE TO KADUNA ALONE AS MANY THINK ABOUT LAGOS?
MCJONES : An Artiste is limitless if his/her music is good (making sense) lyrics wise especially. An artiste can go global if a great deal of effort is added irrespective of geographical area. If u see Jon Bellion And Khalid ask THEM. After all u and i know so many that left this city for Lagos who are still mute till date.
ZAB : ARE YOU SIGNED TO ANY RECORD LABEL OR SELF MADE?, IF YES PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR RECORD LABEL OR SELF MADE LABEL
MCJONES : Have had several invites I turned down due to poor management conditions and policies. So am not signed to any label for now, And no plan for a self made label….it’s expensive to run a label ooo ..
ZAB : WHICH OF YOUR RELEASED SONG GOT YOU ALOT OF ENGAGEMENT? LIKE MORE FEATURES AND PRODUCTION CONTRACTS?
MCJONES : The link to my song above is the song that opened more doors for me in the business.
ZAB : WHAT IS YOUR OPINION ON THE ISSUE OF UPCOMING ARTISTS GIVING IN FOR FREE SHOWS?
MCJONES : Well, I think it’s a reasonable idea for upcoming artistes to perform for free..one can never tell who’s watching. Am a WITNESS, it has opened several doors for me too.
ZAB : ZAB JUST STARTED THIS INTERVIEW / BIRTHDAY SHOUT OUT FEATURING MOST OF KADUNA TOP ARTIST, PRODUCERS, INFLUENCES AS A WHOLE HERE IN KADUNA, WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT THIS MOVEMENT?
MCJONES : Bigups to ZAB, this movement is a plus to Kaduna music industry. It’s a way of encouraging Kaduna artistes.
ZAB : HAVE YOU MADE PLANS FOR 2018 ALREADY AND ARE THERE STILL SOME PLANS YOU ARE YET TO EXECUTE IN THE REMAINING DAYS OF THIS YEAR 2017? TELL US
MCJONES : I have major plans for 2018, but permit me to keep it on low for now. Cos is suppose to be a surprise. Pardon me pls.
ZAB : PLEASE, IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER, NAME YOUR TOP 5 TRENDING KADUNA BASED ARTISTS..
MCJONES : Five trending Kaduna Artistes??? Uhmmmmm !! The question is massive ooo. In my Opinion; Hookah, Ibrigad, Nifty Brezzy, Reborn, Princeton.
ZAB : WHICH LOCAL/INTERNATIONAL ARTIST DO YOU LOOK FORWARD TO WORKING WITH AND IF YOU DON’T MIND, CAN YOU TELL US WHY YOU CHERISH WHO EVER YOU MENTION?
MCJONES : Looking forward to work with Jon Bellion, reason is, his depth is inviting and interesting.
ZAB : LAST WORD FOR YOUR FANS AND MUSIC LOVERS?
MCJONES : Last words; “it pays to be original to your body and soul and for the sake of your style it’s medicinal.”
ZAB : WHAT CAN YOU SAY ABOUT (ZAB)www.zionadebisi.com?
MCJONES : ZAB is one of the best things that has happened to Kaduna music industry. ZAB is the bomb.
ZAB : DO YOU HAVE ANY SHOUT-OUT(S) TO GIVE?
MCJONES : Shoutout all lovers of Good music And ZAB.
ZAB : IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY TODAY, WE AT #ZAB. CELEBRATES YOU, PLEASE WHERE WILL THE PARTY HAPPEN?
MCJONES : ZAB no party anywhere ooo, just redirecting the party energy to making good music.
ZAB : THANK YOU FOR YOUR TIME, DO HAVE A NICE DAY AHEAD!
MCJONES : Thanks ZAB.
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