Nigerian singer and rapper Olamide Adedeji popular known as Olamide has recounted how he started producing his songs by himself.
He disclosed that when he could not explain his music preferences to his team he decided to start self-producing.
The YBNL Nation record label founder stated this in an interview with the Grammy on the extent to which he partakes in the production of his records.
According to Olamide, he will speak to his producer or sketch his feeling for him to understand.
“UY Scuti‘ album was my major foray into Logic. I started production because sometimes I don’t know how to explain to everyone, apart from a few people, how I’m feeling”.
“But most times, I’m not always at home. I’m out on the road and don’t have the luxury of doing the producer’s life”.
“So I have to always make sure I record my ideas and tell my guys to teach me one or two things. I’ll make something tiny and skeletal, just put down the idea.
Olamide added: “My producer (P.Priime) has a church background”.
“He is also a choirmaster and plays almost every instrument, from piano to bass, guitar to trumpet—you name it”.
*In most cases, I don’t know the right words for all the things in my head. I have good ears for music”.
“I didn’t join a music school. I didn’t join the choir. I know nothing about that. I’m just a street dude that fell in love with music, so all I do, when I sit down, is trying to explain that. This is how I’m feeling. This is what I want to hear”.