Saturday, 18 March 2017

"PMAN boss, Pretty Okafor is working"– Pop singer Shoemm1

 Sholokwu Chika Emmanuel a.k.a Shoemm1 Friskyblaq is a Nigerian artist who is set to break boundries, he started his music career as a duo in the year 2003 before going solo. In this exclusive interview with DMB, he talks about his new membership with the Performing Musicians Employers Association of Nigeria (PMAN) except...

 Can we meet you? (Background) 

Yea thank you, My name is Sholokwu Chika Emmanuel a.k.a Shoemm1 Friskyblaq

What was your growing up like?

I was born and brought up in Ijebu Ife Ogun State. I attended Christ Anglican Primary School Ijebu Ife then I did my secondary at Emmanuel Private School, Ijebu Ode Grammar School and Dupmos Comprehensive High School all at Ijebu.

For you to have attended the same secondary school as Wizkid, how does that make you feel?

Well, I feel so happy seeing my secondary friend on tv screen  killing every show, dropping monster hits, winning awards it's not easy that's hard work and I so much respect him for that.

 Are you currently married?

Yes I'm married to a beautiful lady her name is "Music" lolxxxx I  love and respect her so much.

When did you start singing?

I started singing  when i was at Ijebu Ode Grammar School 13years ago 2004

What would you say is your greatest achievement in your career?

Early 2014 I was invited to Kwekwe Zimbabwe by a Zimbabwean Rapper called "Lkat" for a collabo  and in 2015 I was also invited by Dj Bomar to come perform in Ashanti Region Kumasi Ghana for me that's BIG!!!

What is your greatest challenge in this career?

 I would say is Money, not having enough funds to push stuffs. Imagine, You go to a big show to perform the organizers will tell you to pay before they allow you to perform.......after a nice performance they will take off your performance when showing on air. There are so many challenges that I cannot even mention but I thank God now cos those challenges are no more.

Do you have any other source of income apart from singing?

 Yes I have another source of income but I don't wanna share it now may be in the future

Can you tell us your relationship with PMAN?

 I'm a member of PMAN and i believe We are Family

When did you join PMAN?

 I joined this year

What can you say about the new development in PMAN? I mean, the new executives and all

All thanks to the new president Mr Pretty Okafor because you can now work into any Heritage Bank to register and you will be given a biometric card which serves as an id card and an atm card. I must say, that he is really working hard to make sure this new administration make some impact in the music industry.

You've spent 13years in the industry, yet, some people still don't know who Shoemm1 is, how do you explain this, would you say there is fake love in the industry like the way Lil Kesh said?

 Hmmm!!! the industry is so big and huge with many lions in it....... That's why I work, fast and pray harder till the appointed time.......

Where do you get your inspirations from when writing songs?

My inspiation is purely  From my creator

What project are you currently working on?

 I'm working on a new single, it's big and heavy, it will drop in April

How do you relax?

 I don't Relax, I'm always working 247 I'm on a kowope levellevel

 Are you currently under any record label?

Yes!!! I'm an Artiste Under Frisky Nation

What message do you have for upcoming artist and when should we be expecting your album?

They should Believe, work hard, fast and pray, that's all....... Well, No plans for album for now, may be in the nearest future

Who do you look up to?

Peter and Paul Psquare

Can you tell us who you wish to work with, both locally and international ?

I would like to work with Psquare, Wande Coal, Timaya, Davido, Mr Koker etc and internationally is Eminem, Drake, Lil wayne, Nicki Minaj.

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