Stepping away from the shadows of his elder brother Don Jazzy,
Mavin Records artiste D’Prince has proven that he isn’t a flash in the
pan. The ‘Take Banana’ crooner in a new interview with Vanguard explains
why he rebranded. He also gave his take about Korede singing Godwin in
- The songs you do these days are different from the ones you started out doing. What is responsible for the change in your music?
Sometime last year, I had this re-orientation. It’s easier to make
songs that are not sensible and it will be a hit overnight. We have done
it before. I was with Don Jazzy in the studio and he said I have to
start recording new songs. I had told him before then that I wanted to
start doing socially conscious
It took us weeks to deliberate if we should go that route or stick
to our normal party music. We tried it out and I have started getting
positive feedbacks. I am yet to visit any blog that writes negative
comments about the songs. When you actually sing something reasonable,
people will reason and understand you.
I have realised that you just have to put out music that people can
get something out of. Even it’s a party music; it should still have a
message in it. Fela did it. He had great songs and they had a message.
- The fans blame the artiste for the bad lyrics and the artiste also says that is what the fans want. What do you think?
I think most A-list artistes know how to put a blend in the music.
They make it playful and also still pass a message. You can always blend
- Recently, your label mate Korede Bello performed Godwin in a
church. A lot of people felt he shouldn’t have done that because he is a
secular artiste. What do you think?
They have their point. It is one thing for a gospel artiste to
perform in a church and another thing for secular artiste to perform
gospel song in a church. Korede is saying that he can also go to the
church and praise God. He has a right to praise God as a Christian, not
as an artiste. You know how it is, some people didn’t see it that way.