by Wilfred Okiche
” Asa and 2Face, I think they have shown that you can break out from the norm and still make headway in the industry.”
How would you describe your personality?
Rilwan is a very inquisitive character full of life, spontaneously funny and energetic.
What genre of music do you do?
Basically, I do hip hop music with an eccentric appeal to it but in perspective I do my own brand of music called ‘Butter mint’ music, which is a blend of smooth beats with a fresh sound that would appeal to everyone.
What inspires you to write a song?
My day to day activities, how I get along with my life and my immediate environment, the discouraging and encouraging times in my life…I tap into all that.
Tell us about your educational background
I attended Pampers Private School in Alaka, Surulere for primary education, Kings College Lagos for secondary education and Babcock University where I came out with my first degree in International Relations in 2010
How did your singing career take off?
I have been making music since my 3rd year in high school with a small group of friends but I only started taking it serious when I got into University and made a bunch of underground songs before I got noticed by Elvis Okpaleke of PLAY entertainment who was convinced I’d be a good sign in, then I was called in for an audition before I put pen to paper.
What has been your biggest musical gig yet?
It would have to be Pepsi, Lynxxx and friends Campus tour which has given me the opportunity to perform in about six states across the country.
Does your family support what you do?
Immensely, I wouldn’t be where I am today without the constant support of my family, my mom and dad especially.
Who are the artistes you look up to in the industry?
Asa and 2Face, I think they have shown that you can break out from the norm and still make headway in the industry.
Have you ever tried out for a reality talent show?
No, I haven’t.
Where do you see yourself in ten years
Setting a standard in the music industry and becoming a Nigerian role model recognised globally.
How do you intend to achieve success in the music industry?
By winning the hearts of the people, I’m not following any rules or guidelines because I was never good at adhering to rules anyways.
When can the public share your music?
Now! I’ve got 2 official singles out.
Which artiste/producer will you love to work with?
Can I be greedy and ask for everyone in the industry?