One of the latest rising stars on the Nigerian circuit, GENIUS is a singer-songwriter with layers of credibility. He took the industry by storm when he released his debut single ‘Erima’. Now back with sensational new release ‘Slow Down’, there’s no sign of slowing down for his artist. In June 2020, he solidified his position as an Afrobeats star with his debut album, ‘Kamikaze’. The project has been an enormous success and is currently receiving airplay on many radio stations in Southern Nigeria.
To anyone new to your music, name 3 words that best describe your sound.
My sounds are RARA-AVIS, Sparse Dynamic, Chronicles.
Who are your main musical influences and why?
ET Mensah, Saint Jhn, Maroon 5, Burna Boy
If you could change about the music industry, what would it be?
Bring Back the old Afro culture and taste in the industry, It’s really lacking this.
If you could collaborate with anyone dead or alive, who would it be?
ET Mensah, 2pac, Angelique kIDJO, Saint Jhn
What’s in store for you for the rest of the year?
Absolute and nothing but genuinely strange kinda music that are mind blowing.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
It easy to reach a more broad audience, Afro sounds are slowly gaining acceptance by other parts of the word.