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"I TAKE EVERY INSTRUMENTAL SERIOUSLY,INSPIRATION AND CREATIVITY ARE KEY"-JOSHBEATZ

published on Friday, 8 April 2011

If you're meeting Josh for the first time you might be amazed at the fact that it is this young man behind all the mad tunes. You might have heard of "too much money" and "your name"; these are just some of the songs to name a few tied to his sleeves. Joshbeatz sat down with JK to share about his life, his girlfriend and most of all his music.



> JK.Who is joshbeatz?

Joshbeatz: joshbeatz is a music producer,rapper and singer.‎​ Joshua oluwatobi Boafo's my real name... I'm Nigerian-born ghanian.

> JK. Where did the name "joshbeatz" come from?

Joshbeatz: the name joshbeatz came from a
friend... one night when i was working in the studio..it came jokingly though.

> JK.What was growing up like?
Joshbeatz: it was fun really,especially when i was still below age 12..but immediately i
became a teenager i noticed it wasnt fun anymore because i then had a lot of
responsibilities...(laughs).

> JK.why music?

Joshbeatz: actually music runs in my family so it wasnt so hard choosing to do music,but
taking it seriously and professionally was an issue with my parents especially my mum,so
with great persistence i kind of overcame them..(laughs).

> JK. Your first encounter with music?

Joshbeatz: yo,yo that was like the first time i got into the studio..and i was age 13
then...and that was the late sunny okosun's studio in lagos,nigeria,i went there
to record a hook for a friend of mine because he was in love with my voice back
then,cuz it was all tiny,innocent and all...it was a wonderful,wonderful
experience to be sincere...(Laughs).

> JK. Everybody's talking about the song "too much money". What was it like working with saucekid and godwon?

Joshbeatz: yessoooo,too much money,too much money everywhere...(laughs).. first of all it
was goddy that came to me singing the hook and i was like ...wat's this one again
ooo... then he called sauce up and sauce said he was down with it... and then i went
straight to my pc and did justice to the beat..(less than 25mins)..then we recorded that
night...and that was it...DONE!!!

> JK. People say the song "your name" has a futuristic sound,that it is the future of Nigerian music. How did it come about? What was it like working with those talented young men?

Joshbeatz: (laughing)...it was a beat i just made one morning in my bedroom on my laptop,and i
strangely liked it and then i sent out messages 2 all my friends ..first was icebergslim,then rico, then dammy... And they all came through... with godwon being my artiste...it was soon a done deal.. That same night in the studio. (Laughing) and it was everywhere in 6 days.

> JK. I hear you're refered to as a young blood producer. What does that mean?

Joshbeatz: (laughs)...i dont knw oooo... i think the name just came about because of the fact that i'm still a teenager... I will turn 20 sometime in august... yezzir! (Smiles)

> JK. You've produced a lot of mad tunes. How do you do it? Where does the inspiration come from?

Joshbeatz: (laughs)..yup the secret is really nothing apart from really thinking hard to put some creativity into every work,so it stands out.. And i dont ever make beats without getting inspired no matter how much i'm being paid.. Because i take every instrumental seriously.

> JK.i hear you have enough people beefin you. How true is that?

Joshbeatz: wooooow!!!... i dont really know..but i'm sure haters will be somewhere
around..if you are not important nobody will hate..so to all my HATERS..i love you
guys and thanks for making me know how important i am.. And how much i give you sleepless nights..(laughing hard)

> JK.im sure you get enough female attention,how do you deal with it?

Joshbeatz: hmmmmm.... i just think it's normal.. for ladies to aprreciate a successful
gentle,young man ...its absolutely normal.

> JK. Does joshbeatz hav a girlfriend?

Joshbeatz: yesssoooo.. a fanstastic girlfriend for that matter,her name is sally whitney
adimora,now in chicago schooling,she is the perfect example of an angel... she
was a 300 level student of redeemers university,while she was still in
nigeria,she always supports,advices n takes care of me.. she's far away
right now because i'm in nigeria atm..working and all... but will join her soon in the US.

> JK.the ringtone's a tune. Did it just come to you or it took a while? Tell us more about it.

Joshbeatz: yup,yup it came about one afternoon i was in the studio and wasn't really
inspired to make any beat,or mix any song,just told myself; "wont it be cool
to have my own ringtone?"..so i went to work that afternoon and then by 8pm it was all
over ..and people really appreciated the creativity behind it.

> JK. You're young and going really far in the industry. How do you deal with all the pressure?

Joshbeatz: to be honest there's  a lot of pressure...but with good friends like
wizkid,godwon,etc that have been through this stage..and finally with GOD ..i'll be
fine.

> JK. Any advice for your numerous fans and other upcoming producers?

Joshbeatz: just keep practising well... And put your best and a lot of creativity in everythng
You do-THE FUTURE IS HERE!!! love you guys!

> JK.where should we be expecting to see joshbeatz in the nearest future?

Joshbeatz: a whole lot.. we jus started..there's  a whole lot of time to go... And GOD's going to
keep us alive so we can achieve every goal..amen.

>JK.if you were to come back to the world as one of Nigeria's heroes,who would it be?

Joshbeatz: FELA!!!!!!- the guy was just an unsual talented being.... may his soul rest in
peace.
JOSH WITH MO'CHEDDAH
JOSH WITH NNEKA AND GODWON


INTERVIEW BY: ENITAN .O. KEHINDE.


LINKS:
DRAMA-JOSHBEATZ
TOO MUCH MONEY REMIX-GODWON FT SAUCEKID,KILLZ PRODUCED BY JOSHBEATZ
JOSHBEATZ RINGTONE
ILE TI SU-AY.COM FT JAYWON PRODUCED BY JOSHBEATZ
DJ JIMMY JATT FT GODWON-JUMP OFF THEME SONG PRODUCED BY JOSHBEATZ
ATTENTION-JOSHBEATZ