In terms of creativity, Nigerian dancehall and afro-beat badman Chocolate Papi brings a distinctive kind of calm and suave, which echoes that of genre legends R. Kelly, Wyclef Jean, Fela Kuti, and Bennie Man Here, Papi shows his skills as both lyricist and producer through laidback, groovy beatmaking, combined with some catchy vocal phrasing designed to have you humming all day long. Yes, Papi’s music gets stuck in your head, and quite rightly so given the wide range of emotions covered from track to track. Whether it be something inspiring, or heartwarming, or romantic, Chocolate has a unique knack for bringing a relaxed sound that gives a sense of comfort – like a hammock swinging gracefully in a mild summer breeze.
SntMag:When you decide it’s time to make a new record, is that more exciting or stressful?
Ans: I’m always excited whenever I wanna make a new record cos I really wanna hear how the output sounds like.
SntMag: How easily do songs tend to come to you?
Ans : Songs come to me easily and naturally as long as I have something to talk about.
SntMag: What’s your motto or the advice you live by?
Ans: Embracing creativity…
SntMag:What is you favorite song to belt out at the bar/in the car?
ANs: Honestly, I can’t really say I have a specific favourite song cos I always have different favourite song for different moment.
SntMag: For our readers who have never heard your music, explain your sound in 5 words?
Ans: Inspiring, Understandable, Danceable, Comfessional, and lovely
SntMag: You write all of your own music; where do you draw inspiration from when you write songs and what’s your favorite part about the proccess?
ANS: Yes I compose all my songs, and get most of my inspiration from situation of things around my environment…
SntMag: At what age did you start singing?
ANS: I started singing at the age of 18
SntMag:If you could perform with anyone, in the future, who would it have to be?
Ans: I’d like to perform on stage with the likes of Wyclef Jean, 2baba, Soundsultan, R-kelly…. just to mention few.
SntMag:What is your favorite song to sing live?
Ans: All my songs are my favorite to sing live
SntMag:Do you have any advice for anyone wanting to sing as a career or just advice about careers in general?
Ans : My advice to anyone wanting to choose any career either music or anyother, is to choose what you love doing most. Don’t force yourself to do what you don’t love doing just because others are doing it. Stick to whatever you know how to do best.
SntMag: Is your family musical?
Ans: My family loves music but not musical
SntMag: Who was your first teacher? Other teachers?
Ans: I never had a musical teacher, nature has been my teacher all the way
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