TWITTERVIEW: Nadia Mukami's Big Break and Coke Studio Africa Experience
15 March 2019
Nadia Mukami just made her debut appearance on Coke Studio Africa as the ‘Big Break’ Artist in 2019. We catch up with the ‘Si Rahisi’ hit sensation to learn more about her music and experience on Coke Studio Africa.
When that call Came in from #CokeStudioAfrica What was the feeling?
I was so happy and humbled because I felt like finally my art is being appreciated!
How was it working with JUX and Shellsy on your song ‘African Lover’?
It was one of the greatest experiences because I sang about Jux in my song, ‘African Lover’ and now I got to work with him. I am a big fan of both JUX and Shelsy. It was such a good learning experience.
What's one great lesson you learnt at #CokeStudioAfrica as an artist that will impact your career in the days to come?
Professionalism! The big artists from across Africa put in a lot work in their music business and I wish to apply a higher level of professionalism in my own work this year and I am sure we will all spot the difference.
What inspired ‘African Lover’?
I wrote ‘African Lover’ about a guy I liked and I later on told him. Now things are weird...LoL! But I’m glad I got to do it! Life is short. My biggest songs are from the heart. I like to write about what I am feeling, it makes my music feel real.
Should we expect another project with Jux and Shellsy any time soon?
Yes,We shall talk about it.
Who is that female artist in 254 that you desire to work with and why?
Sanaipei Tande.I look up-to her in terms of songwriting; she inspires me to continue having good content in my music.
We love your great voice... What's the secret?
Hahaha! It's just God given, I guess I was born with it but once in a while I do vocal practices.
First time on a such a big stage, what did it feel like?
I was actually scared and excited at the same time. Happy because it is what I love doing and I was finally doing it; scared because I didn't know how the reception would be.
You are inside a lift/elevator and the only person with you there is Beyonce. What will you ask her to do for you that will give a boost to your music career?
Wow! Such a good question. I would love to ask her the secret to having stayed relevant throughout the years because you can get famous but staying relevant is always the hardest part especially for a lady and for a long time.
Tell us about ‘Radio Love’ What's the story behind this great song? How was it like working with Arrow Bwoy?
I have always wanted to write a song about a couple and I felt like ‘Radio Love’ was the song. It basically talks about a couple that has a favourite song on radio and always jam to it. Working with Arrow Bwoy was such a great experience because he's so talented
Tell us about your songwriting process...What inspires your lyrics?
I write my music from real life experiences. Not just my own but also from watching other people's lives. That's what makes my music sound real. I sing what people can relate to. I wrote ‘African Lover’ and ‘Yule Yule’ for the same guy.
How can one book for your services? Music performance/Entertainment?
You can reach out to my team via 0743835005 or firstname.lastname@example.org A beautiful lady is always at your assistance.
Which other #CokeStudioAfrica artist would you like to work with?
Of course Nandy, She's so humble and talented plus she loves my music.
What inspires your fashion style? We love it…
Nothing much really. I just dress in what I am comfortable in and what suits my body type; being petite yo