Exclusive:I Wept For A week, when I lost my mom- Olutunz
Olusoji James a.k.a Olutunz is a young dynamic R n B singer who hails from Ondo State, but born and brought up in the city of Lagos. He recently won the maiden edition of the Next Rated Talent Hunt Show in the city of Abeokuta. Read his exclusive interview with Judith Hanrankis of joy akosa’s corner.
Aside from what people know about you, tell us about yourself, inside out?
I’m olusoji James, aka Olutunz a native of ondo state, born and bred in the city of Lagos, right from my tender age I had discovered music is my life, all thanks to God for the gift he gave, I enjoy spending time with katrinah and katrisha, well you might be wondering who those are, they are my guitars, they help me get my things done, I like to read, I like to act, I like to dance most of all I like to listen to what people have to say, olutunz is also a fashionista as well as a fashion designer, all thanks to God for helping me learn some things before the demise of my lovely mother.
Tell us about your background, where you grew up, what kind of kid were you?
My background is not the Rossy and all sufficient type but all Glory to God for helping my parents bring us up, talking about what kind of kid, honestly I’m the stubborn kind of kid, but very considerate though, once my mum talks to me about something, I heed.
What/who inspires your going into music?
Just like I said earlier, right from my tender age, I had discovered music is my life, my mum inspired me and advised me to go into it since it’s what I love right from my tender age.
Why do you choose your style of music?
I believe GOOD music is all about being friendly, and as it is, your music can only be friendly when people could easily hear all you say, as well as people being touched by what you sing as a song, so the actual reason for my style of music is to feed the hungry soul with a spiced and refreshing kinda food through my style of music.
What genre of music do you do?
I do mostly RnB music
What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?
I cried for a week when I lost my mum
What is one thing you wish you knew when you were younger?
I wish I knew how to play ALL the musical instruments when I was younger.
Who are your heroes in the music industry?
Micheal Jackson, Craig David, Joe, R. Kelly, Timi Dakolo,Darey art alade,Tiwa savageNosa and Bez.
What is your favourite song of all time?
Micheal Jackson-You are not alone,
Craig David – walking away
Joe – I wanna know
Timi Dakolo – iyawo mi
Which foreign artist/ africa artist will you love to work with?
Tank and Timi dakolo.
Recently, you won a talent show, what was the experiences like?
It was an interesting one, a very interesting one at that, it actually caught me unaware because there were lots of talents but all Glory to God because I was singled out of all, even at what the judges felt, mine was totally different.
So after winning, what is up with Olutunz?
Moving forward,working much more harder even than before.
Dropping any single soon?
Yeah, “Masukunmo” is coming out big December the 5th
Tell us something about your new single dropping soon?
Masunkunmo is an inspirational/motivational song dedicated to those who feel there’s no reason for them still standing and they just want to throw in the towel.
If paid 50m to change your style of music to dance-hall or club type,will you?
That is a funny one there you know, who won’t ma’am, yes I will lol, I’m actually opened to all kinds of genres though.
What would you be if you were not a musician?
A fashion designer.
How do you handle female fans around you?
With all respect and decency they deserve and not taking advantage because they love what I do
Are you currently in any relationship?
I’m an open book waiting for that pen that fits to write on me, so not yet.
Who is your celebrity crush?
What are your hobbies?
Singing, swimming, fitness, driving and composing
What do you like doing in your spare time?
Like to learn new things
Would you date a fan?
Well, If she fits to write on me, why not, I mean if she’s my kind of girl though
What should your fans expect from you in the next few years?
In the next few years, expect great things, expect good music in diversities
What advice would you give young and upcoming music artistes out there?
One advice I have for them is to always believe in their selves and never quit