Hey Folks, what's up?? I know its been a while ya'll heard from me personally. LOOL. Guess what, I'm back and better..
is the first episode on the column 'Up, close and personal'.. I know
you've all been waiting for this one. And trust me, the wait was
definitely worth it.
I went all the way to get an interview with the one and only FUNBI of IMG.
It wasn't easy(*wipes away sweat*) . And yeah!, you read that right. FUNBI...
Yemi: What's going on boss?
Funbi: I'm chilled mehn. In the studio at the moment. Tryna work on new materials
Yemi: Oh! That's really cool.. Could you share with us what the new tune is about?
Funbi: I just got in so we're just kinda bumping beats and ideas
Yemi: Hmmm..cool..can't wait..
Lets get to know you.
What's your real name?
Funbi: Funbi Emiola
Yemi: So Mr Emiola, How was it like growing up?
Born and raised in ilorin. My dad's a professor so I was all about the
books really. Only chance I used to get to sing was in the church choir.
It was fun really, growing up in ilorin.
Yemi: Wow!!! ILLY
Born!! That's surprising!! But now, you don run go gidi na..haha! And u
read a lot? I guess that influenced your poetry! Because I read
somewhere that you also write poems..
Funbi: Yeah. its been a
while I wrote poems though. Lol. I started writing because of a babe
that I was tripping for lol. The poems later on developed into writing
Yemi: You started because of a babe you had a crush
on???hahahaha! That's so funny!!! Well, I'd like to say that the poetry
you started with sure has a super-positive impact on your lyrics today.
When did your start music?and what inspired you ?
Funbi: Thanks bruv!
been singing since I was a kid in the choir. Christmas carol and stuff.
Used to love doing solos. Never really took music seriously till I was
in high school "lifeforte int high school". My friend told me I should
consider it and since then its been all that's on my mind.
Yemi: So your first recording was in high school?
Funbi: Yeah. My dad paid for my first studio session. The song wasn't that great though .lol. but for starters, we did okay.
Yemi: Wow!! Your Dad did that??
So your parents are totally cool with you doing music?
Funbi: Yeah they are, but they were primarily concerned about my academics. Tryna make sure it dint bring my grades down.
Yemi: Oh..cool..Your parents are cool like that! Lol.
Yemi: Share with us your Major collaborations.
First project I was on was "make it better" from the knighthouse street
scriptures. It had ice prince, mo'cheddah, myself, and mobie.
Worked with ice prince again on my first official single "superstar" alongside loose kaynon.
Worked with 2shotz, rugged man.
I was on MI's illegal music2. Was super excited to be on it thanks to the incredible Mr.
Yemi: Oh boy!! You sure have done some major collaboration o! I respect yah! So many known artists!
Which of these artists did u enjoy working with the most?
Funbi: Hmm I can't really say though. Its always mad fun for me when I'm recording.
Yemi: Hehe! Must be pretty interesting being an artist then.
Have you got any album out yet? And videos too?
Nah! No album yet but I'm working on one. I have one video out
"clockwork". And there's a video for the song I did with 2shotz "damn".
Yemi: Oshey!! We can't wait for your album o!
So what's up with IMG? Is that your record label?
Funbi: Yeah bruv iMG representing.
Yemi: What's the full meaning sire?
Funbi: Imperial music group
Yemi: Na so! Shout Out to the Entire IMG crew!!
You were doing music even back when you were schooling at C.U right?
How were you able to balance music with schooling?
Funbi: Yeah man.
It wasn't easy tho
Cuz I studied architecture and in a manner of speaking its one of the toughest and time consuming course.
Yemi: Mehn! That must have been pretty tough! You must be really smart then. I mean, you combining both?...
Funbi: Took a lot of discipline.
I'm in school, I'm in school and any chance I get to leave school I try
as much as possible to get something done with music. I made it work
Lool I hope so.
Yemi: Discipline is the key! I respect that in you.. Let's get a little more personal..LOOL..
What's your Relationship status? Single, Double, triple? Or you just playing them shawties??:>
Funbi: Lool I'm single bruv. I dnt know bout playing shawties o! :x
That's jst a trap. I'm gonna keep it simple. Lool if they want sha :]Y I don't bite
I fear you o! Abi you be 'freelance' ..hehe.. I no trust you!! So I
guess all you pretty ladies reading this now can start sending in their
applications ;). Hehe
Trap ke??haha..I'm a lawyer in the making o.. I no dey blackmail..
Funbi: No I mean trapping myself girl wise
Yemi: Hehehe!! Na wa.. So As a fine boy and an artist, how do u handle all the attention from them pretty ladies?
Lol. well I can't complain. I love the ladies (:D) as many that know
me. I treat them with love and respect and the ladies are pretty much
the entire market for a singer like me so the more that come the better
Yemi: LOOOL! Na so.. Me too wan be celeb o!! ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ ) ess nor good ooo :'(.
Yemi: What do you look for in a woman?
Funbi: Ah! Jamb question.
If I start we won't finish lol.
Aight let me try.
Actually, I'm good with a decent, respectable, smart and good looking lady.
I just tried to give the summary lol
Yemi: Jamb question??hehehe..why evils...
As an artist, what's your Most embarrassing moment?
Erm.. I'm not sure I've had that yet, but there was a time I was
performing and I had a cold. I just couldn't hit the notes I recorded
on. I had to get off stage early.
Oh yeah and there was this time in
school that I was tryna run and I fell flat on my face. Tried to get up
and fell again lool there were a lot of people around at the time.
Oh my!! The second part is totally funny. .LOOOOOOOOL! I wish I was
there! I would have be rolling on the floor laughing. =)).
Must have been really embarrassing tho. Sorry about that.
Funbi: Lol its nuffin
Yemi: What's your Most memorable moment as an artist so far?
I'm nt really sure bout that one o. I've had a few moments of
excitement though like my first studio session, the first time I heard
myself on radio, meeting MI for the first time. I'm a big fan of his
Yemi: Oh!! Hehe!! Cool..
How about this? What's the craziest thing you have ever done for money?:>
I've never been to the point that I'd craze for money and pray never to
get to that point. So nothing crazy for me by God's grace I've always
What's the craziest thing you did as a student?
You know I was in CU so there wasn't really the chance to do crazy
things the best you'll get is running from security lol sikena.
Yemi: LOOOL! But I thought CU peeps love adventures and all that..
Funbi: Adventures out of school.
Yemi: So let's round things up sir!
Which of your works should we watch out for?
Funbi: I ought to put out a single off a collabo album I'm working out with producer Hcode this month called "cousin".
Wow!! So readers!! Ya'll heard that! You better go cop that.. Ya'll
Should watch out for Funbi's 'Cousin' this month.. Personally, I can't
wait to Jam that track..hehe..
Funbi: Funbi and hcode.
Much appreciated bruv! O:)
Yemi: Na so!!! H.Code is one Dope producer and you?? Always on point!! I believe Una die..hehe...
Mr Funbi, Thanks a lot for your time on our Law Student Society social
blog (Unilorin). We really appreciate . It was really nice inteviewing
yah! Wish you all the best things in life. GGMUBB-)
Funbi: Thanks for having me on tuale! (y)
God bless y'all
people, that's it.. Haha.. Our exclusive interview with the one and
only FUNBI of IMG.. Ya'll shoulg follow him on twitter @Funbimusic..
do not! I repeat, Do not! miss the next episode.. Its gonna be another
exclusive interview with SHIZZI , the in house producer of the HKN
Gang(Davido's record label) right here on the LSS Social Blog..hehe..
Its gonna be life.. Best believe.. And till then,peace out!!!!!!!!!!