Our final interview before we go on our summer break is with Nigerian recording artist, music producer, and instrumentalist, Femi Leye. Femi's creative exploits include his work with artists such as Youssou N'dour, Brymo, Tiwa Savage, Adekunle Gold, Reminisce, and Simi. Our chat covers his sophomore album, spreading his creative tentacles, his musical journey, and more.
On this episode of the pod we speak to Muna Martin, the General Manager at Freemedigital Ltd about digital distribution and more. Prior to Freemedigital, Muna worked as a customer support engineer at Iroko Partners. He also cut his teeth as an entrepreneur managing Umunnamu Records. Hopefully this interview provides some answers to anyone who has questions about digital distribution in Nigeria and leads to more insightful discussions.
This episode features our chat with Gray Jones, a film composer, sound designer, music producer, and audio engineer. Our conversation covered film/tv music, his musical journey, tips for breaking into the Nigerian film industry as a film/tv composer, and more.
We caught up with Oye Akideinde, the newly appointed Head of Over the Top (OTT) music services at MTN Group. Oye was also the former regional director of West Africa for Boomplay music. The cross-section of topics discussed include: his journey into music and technology, the importance of strategy when it comes to the business of music, streaming services, payola, and more. We hope you enjoy it.
Renowned Nigerian music producer and audio engineer Ekellybeatz kicks off our third Season. Our conversation with Ekelly covered music publishing, the need to be smart as a music producer, and more. Do leave us a positive rating and comment about what you enjoyed (or not) about the interview. #thesncpodcast
Wrapping up Season 2 is our interview with Nigerian soul-singer and songwriter, Maka. Maka has been singing she was in the university but she went onto practice corporate law for 2 years. However, a conversation with her boss gave her the added push to quit her job as a lawyer and make being a musician her full time hustle.
Our guest on this episode is Coldflamesbeats, a music producer and audio engineer. Coldflamesbeats is one of the few music producers in Nigeria artists turn to when searching for a producer that understands how to produce a rock record. We discuss his journey, rock music in Nigeria, mixing techniques, and more.
Our chit-chat on this episode is with Music Director and Singer-Songwriter, Nwamonye Ikemefuna, who is better known as Klem. Klem is a leading songwriter in Nigeria who has written for artists such as Seyi Shay, Yemi Alade, Emma Nyra, Davido, 9ice, and more. Our conversation covered songwriting in Nigeria, his creative process, and more.
Our 14th episode features music producer and sound engineer DJ Coublon. DJ Coublon gained major acclaim for his work on singer Iyanya's album 'Applaudise' and Tekno's hit single 'Duro'. He further became a household name as a result of his work on Kizz Daniel's 'New Era' album. DJ Coublon discusses his approach to mixing, songwriting, navigating the Nigerian music industry, and more.
SessBeats, a music producer, songwriter, and artist discusses the creative process behind some of the seminal projects he has worked on and tips on how to handle your business as a music producer. He also discusses stepping out as a music artist and the importance of trusting the process while working towards a goal.
Marqaimixx is a leading audio engineer based in Lagos, Nigeria. His work cuts across various sectors and industries: from corporations to Nigerian musicians such as Dammy Krane, 2Face Idibia, Falz, Niniola, Terry Apala, and Praiz. Our conversation covered his foray into music production, his approach to mixing, and more.
Back from our summer break, we kick things off with Benie Macaulay, a budding music producer and established Nigerian audio engineer. Our conversation with Benie covered his past and future music projects, his take on the critique of producer and engineer tags, and more.
Music producer and songwriter, SizzlePRO shares his musical journey, the collaboration process behind some of his works, songwriting, navigating the discourse around music publishing in Nigeria, and much more.
Our guest this week is rising Nigerian singer-songwriter, Wilfresh Iguodala. Wilfresh is behind the buzzworthy singles ‘I no like skul’ and ‘Love for you’. We chat with him about his musical journey, his creative process, and more.
Fiokee, is a Nigerian guitarist, music producer, and music arranger who has been instrumental to the success of numerous Nigerian songs: D’Banj’s ‘Scapegoat’, Davido’s ‘Gobe’, Kiss Daniel’s ‘Woju’, Adekunle Gold’s ‘Orente', Yemi Alade’s ‘Kissing’, Tekno’s ‘Duro’, Simi’s ‘Joromi’, to name a few. He discussed with us his musical journey, guitar tips, navigating the Nigerian music industry, and more.
We caught up with Nigerian music producer and songwriter, Tony Ross, at his home, to discuss his journey into music, his collaboration process with Cynthia Morgan, and music publishing. Our apologies for the quality of the audio.
For our 5th episode, we had that "oh so necessary" legal talk with Nigerian-based entertainment lawyer, Akinyemi Ayinoluwa . Akin talked to us about prevalent issues in the Nigerian music industry, strategies for music creatives not to get ripped off in 2018, and trends to look out for in 2018.
Our 4th episode is with Steve Babaeko, CEO of X3M Music (a record label based in Lagos, Nigeria). Our conversation with Steve focused on his role as the CEO of X3M Music, his journey into the music business, his advice for successful artiste and brand partnerships, the importance of contract partnerships, what he looks for in artistes that he chooses to sign, and more.
Terfa Tilley-Gyado is the Director of Communications for Temple Management Company, a global full-service talent and events management agency headquartered in Lagos, Nigeria. He spoke to us about his work as Temple's Director of Communications, how Temple aims to change the talent, sports, and events management narrative in Nigeria/Africa, the birth of Temple Music production, and more.