I’m a fan of good music, especially ones with not just quality sounds, but intelligent lyrics as well.
I was privileged to interview Jasper, a young, multi talented student cum artiste, who is making a difference in the world through music.
Read the interview below.
Me; who is Jasper?
Jasper; I am Jasper kelechi innocent, i am a student, song writer, dancer, won’t say I’m much of an inspirational speaker, but I love being in that position too.
Me; What’s your background like?
Jasper; I am from a good Christian home, i grew up in Port Harcourt Nigeria. I am the first child of my parents, I have two younger sisters. My parents are displined people, so growing up for me was an experience I can never forget, God bless them for me, because the training I received from them has helped shape me into who I am today, I’m thankful for that.
Me; where are you from?
Jasper; I am from Abia state, Eastern Nigeria.
Me; At what age did you start singing and your music career?
Jasper; I started music at a very tender age, my parents love music, so I think I just took on from them, but I’ll say my music career started when I was 8, first stage performance and all.
Me; What genre of music are you into?
Jasper; Afro hip hop, Gospel, any tune that communicates with the listeners. Jay is your guy.
Me; Who is your favorite artiste nationally and internationally?
Jasper; Nationally, I hear good music from our Nigerian musicians everyday, but I won’t say i have a favorite. Internationally, that would be j cole and lecrea.
Me; Have you had any embarrassing moment on stage? If yes, when?
Jasper; I don’t think so, and I pray it never happens.
Me; What’s your favorite color/ holiday spot/ food?
Jasper; My favorite colour is Black. Favorite holiday spot should be anywhere my family members happen to be. Favorite food, hmmm…..ripe fried plantains (dodo).
Me; Where do you see your music career in the next 5 years?
Jasper; By Gods grace and His sufficient mercy, I’ll just say, platinum.
Me; When you say platinum what do you mean?
Jasper; My music should be able to communicate with everybody, nationally and internationally, young and old.
Me; Any plans to drop an album or a music video?
Jasper; An album, not yet, but I’m working on my EP, it’s titled “truth be told” and a video. I’ll keep my fans in suspense on that one. But I’m gonna be doing a lot of online features.
Me; Ok that’s definitely something to look forward to.
Me; If I asked you to define yourself with 5 words, what would they be?
Jasper; 5 words? lol…..Trick question, trick answer, ok here goes “SO MUCH IN ONE PACKAGE”
Me; lol that’s creative!
Jasper; Thank you.
Me; But if i meant like 5 seperate words that represents your unique personality, what would they be?
Jasper; OK ummm……humble, displined, focused, innovative, and hard working.
-Ella Chikezie © 2016