(1) What’s your Name?

Cyprian Joshua (Joe Songz)

(2) For those hearing of you for the first time, how would you describe yourself as an artist?

Ok. Am a gospel rock Artist. Am also versertile in Tragio-African Contemporary gospel music, Worship, And also a Praise Leader. 

(3) How long have you been involved in making Music?

This year would make it 3 years in music Professionally.

(4) How did you get into Music? And what inspired you to take music seriously?

Wow. Its kind of funny because originally, I never saw myself going into music but I was influenced by my younger sister who is a crazy worshipper. When I saw her sing always in church, I always felt inside of me that I could overcome the timidity and shyness to worship God with my voice. As per what triggered me, the passion to bless lives through music. I have always loved to always minister to people and give them hope for a better tomorrow through my music.

(5) Where do you get Inspiration for your Music?

Wow, firstly every gospel artist should get his inspiration from God and that is seriously where my inspiration comes from. Secondly, I get my inspiration from life itself. The ups, downs, The highs, the Lows, The beautiful and the Ugly.

(6) Are you signed to a record label?  

No. I am not signed to any record label

(7) What is life like as an UpComing Artist?

Wow, to be candid and true, its not easy. I have gone through a lot to make good music and also make it likable to the people. I have sacrificed my feeding allowance as a final year student in the University to make music. Life has been difficult and also easy, but at the end, God has always been my backbone and pillar of support.

(8) Have you done an album yet? If no, have you got any project you’re working on at the moment?

No, I haven’t done an album yet. But right now am just making music, and when the time comes, this year or next, I would release my album(s)

(9) What is it about you that sets you apart from other artists?

Ok. What sets me apart from other artists is the fact that I love being me and being Natural with my talent and my music. To do my best as an artist and also to Praise and worship God in my youth with my strength and energy.

(10) What has been the highlight of your career so far?

Well, to me, I haven’t gotten to my peak. But I have gone far in Career. I am better than the person I used to be before.

(11) If you had to work with one person in the industry, who would it be and why?

Wow… Anytime am being asked this question, I smile because its an interesting question. The One person I would love to work with in the industry is no other person but Rocktown’s CEO Frank Edwards. I would love to work with him because his lifestyle and pattern of music is similar. And he is also my Distant Mentor. His words on twitter, instagram makes me move ahead.

(12) Besides music, what other activities do you participate in?

Ok. Right now, I am a Final year student of Houdegbe North American University, Benin Republic. A Computer Science undergraduate, I am a Producer, And also Manage a business.

(13) Name 3 songs that we would expect to find on your iPod or Music Player

  1. Idi Ebube by Frank Edwards
  2. You Be Jehovah original and remix versions by Joe Songz
  3. Living God by Baba k featuring Kenny K’ore

(14) What are your biggest challenges?

Well, my biggest challenge(s) is making music that will touch and reach to every part of the world. Now we have many gospel artists that want to do the same thing that I want to do or that I am doing. Another thing is income to make great music and push it around the globe.

(15) Where do you see yourself five years from now?

I see myself before and in the next five years where God wants me to be. The bible says the thought that he has for us is of good and not of evil to give us an expected end. So where God wants me to be, that is where I want to be because he knows my end even from my beginning

(16) What is your opinion of the current state of Nigerian music?

Nigerian music has grown seriously to the extent even the developed countries never ever expected us to get to and we have been wonderful in making good music. In the gospel Music industry, we have come to dominate where even the secular artists have dominated and we are still coming out strong. Nigerian music has given the youths and the young ones the atmosphere to be recognized in the world and it has created a platform for us to show how beautiful our talent is.

(17) Any plans to expand across Africa and the world?

Yes. Many great plans with the help of God and the help of you the promoters, Fans, and the world.

(18) What is the greatest thing about working in the music industry? And what would you change if you had the opportunity?

Well like I said the Nigerian Music industry has given we the youths the platform to come outside and show the world what we have in the inside of us. So working in the Music industry has been fun. What I would change if given the opportunity is to give the Gospel music much love and acceptance as the secular music have. I would also create many Gospel talent shows, and awards in the top most level stronger and greater than the Grammys, the Oscars etc. so that our artists can be appreciated.

(19) Throughout your career so far, what’s the best advice that someone has given you? And what advice would you give to fellow UpComing artists?  

The best advice someone has given to me is to continue doing what I like doing best and never give up no matter what, and that one day, it would surely payoff. And to the upcoming artists, I would tell the same thing. Do what you know how to do best and put God first and like he said every other thing would be added unto you.

(20) What do you think about what the “Alaba Hits” company is doing for all the upcoming artists, promoting their music?

Wow.. Alaba Hits Company is a very powerful tool to get your music even to those that has little or no means to get it. Keep on the good works

(21) And last but not least, where can your fans get your music?

My music can be gotten on, Xclusivegospel, Amen radio etc. And once you get to google and type my name, my reverbnation account will pop up and you can get my music from there. Expect more powerful and soul lifting song

from Joe Songz…



2 thoughts on “JOE SONGZ

  1. Tee Sax says:

    Nice 1 my bro from another mother keep the good worj going and thanks for the advice for we upcoming artist I pray God bless u sir

  2. joseph onimisi amos says:

    more grace ijn as u continue to do ur best in wat u love doing joesongz#cheers

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