Wednesday, 19 September 2012


  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..
This 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:'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?

Funbi: 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 songs.

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!
I've 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: parents are cool like that! Lol.

Funbi: Yezzir!

Yemi: Share with us your Major collaborations.

Funbi: 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?

Funbi: 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.
Once 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 for me.
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

Ah!!! 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?
Funbi: 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 :D.

Yemi: LOOOL! Na so.. Me too wan be celeb o!! ( -̩̩̩͡˛ -̩̩̩͡ ) ess nor good ooo :'(.

Funbi: Lol

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?

Funbi: 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.

Yemi: 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?

Funbi: 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 work.

Yemi: Oh!! Hehe!! Cool..
How about this? What's the craziest thing you have ever done for money?:>

Funbi: 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 been comfortable

What's the craziest thing you did as a student?

Funbi: 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".

Yemi: 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...
So 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)
Amen o!!!!
God bless y'all

Amen oo!!


Alright people, that's it.. Haha.. Our exclusive interview with the one and only FUNBI of IMG.. Ya'll shoulg follow him on twitter @Funbimusic..

And 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!!!!!!!!!!


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  3. funny interview.......really enjoyed it.nice one

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  5. NICE One My Niccur YMC !!! Keep it Up