Naeto C on life, music and why school is coolMoreSeptember 7, 2010 | Oluwapelumi September 7, 2010 OluwapelumiMore What inspired ‘Ako mi ti poju’?It was one of those songs that wasn’t really planned. I was once having a chat with DoktaFrabz (who produced the song) in the studio. At the time, it seemed as though everyone wasusing the word ‘swag’. I wanted to capture the essence of the word without necessarily usingit. Frabz told me that in Yoruba, ‘swag’ meant ‘ako’, and that ‘too much swagger’ was ‘akomi ti poju’. I liked it, and thought it would work well with people. That’s how we ended uprecording the song.What’s the best thing you’ve done to show that your ‘ako ti poju’?I don’t like to praise myself so that’s a difficult question to answer. However one of thethings I’m proudest of is completing my masters in Economics at the University of Dundee. Irespect intellectual achievements, so my Masters degree makes me feel a lot more confidentin myself.You were doing very well in Music so why did you feel the need to go back to school?I’m more than music. I have other interests, so I have refused to restrict my growth andaspirations to the sphere of music. Also, it never hurts to create more options for yourself,and going back to school has done that for me.What else have you been up to lately?Right now I’m very focused on my music, trying to release a successful second album.And when are you dropping this album?I’d love for it to come out in October, but I need to make sure we’re done with recording,mixing and mastering properly before I can make it available.Apart from Sosick, who else is producing on your album?Dokta Frabz, TY Mix, Terry G, J Slick, and some others.Which artistes are you collaborating with?Omawumi, Waje, and some others that I’m not at liberty to disclose. I’d like to surpriseeveryone, so you won’t know who’s going to be on the album until it’s released.What’s the best thing about being Naeto C?I’m glad to be alive, and I’m grateful for the privilege of being a known musician in Nigeria.It’s the simple things that I really admire about my life.The World Famous Academy (WFA) has been off the radar for a while now. What’s upwith it?The WFA was founded by Ikechukwu, so I can’t speak about the exact reasonwhy. I’m primarily focused on school and Cerious Music, the Naeto C brand. Which of your collaborations would you say is your best?My most memorable collaboration was my first collaboration. When did you get into music and why?It was after my first degree. It started out as a past time that I thought I could make a littlemoney from.What else are you passionate about?I’m passionate about what I believe in and my loved ones. What’s your favourite place to chill?My ideal hangout has to be my house. I like to chill at home. Of all your songs, which one is your favourite?I don’t have any because I have a special relationship with every one of my songs. Eachexpresses a different aspect of my life. Rewind to about five or ten years ago. What’s changed in the music industry inNigeria?It’s remarkable how the industry has grown in such a short time. And for some of us whohave contributed to its growth, it’s something that we are proud of. I know that it’s going tocontinue to grow and I’m glad to be a part of it. What’s your vision for the industry?I see an industry that is monetized for the benefit of the artistes, producers and all theprofessionals who continue to contribute to putting out great music. I see an industry withoutpiracy. And I see us being recognized beyond the African continent for different genres ofmusic. What else do want your fans to know about you?I think my fans know all they’re supposed to know about me.The rumour about you and Omowunmi Akinnifesi, former MBGN. Are they true?I like to keep my personal life personal. Anyone can cook up a story about me, but if it’s true,I will never deny it. If it isn’t, I’ll just ignore it. So are you dating Omowunmi?That’s what I’m saying; if a rumour isn’t true, I will ignore, because there is no point ingiving credibility to a lie. Is marriage in the near future for you?I don’t know. Quite frankly I don’t think we’re in the position to determine certain thingsabout our lives, like when we get married. We’ve been hearing about ‘School is Cool’. What’s it all about?‘School is Cool’ is a campaign that is still under construction. But it is a youth empowermentprogramme with the basic aim of encouraging young Nigerians to stay in school. We believethat knowledge is power; that knowledge is key. We want to communicate knowledge assomething that when acquired, makes you cool. We’re still strategizing, planning, and tryingto accurately articulate our message. Any political ambitions for the future?I don’t think I’ll have any political ambitions in the next five to ten years. I think I still have alot to learn and achieve before I can represent my people on a higher platform. Who is your role model?Definitely my mother. How about your father?I love him. We have a very great relationship.What inspires Naeto C?The good things of life, positive energy, miracles from God. Those are the kind of things thatget me going.Download Super C big offer Comments (5) Tracey CuevaThanks very much for posting all of the excellent info! I am looking forward to checking out more posts. May 17, 2011 - 6:18 am Reply OmowumiGreat! About time too. Naeto C might be the one in a looong list of them, who begins to win my admiration in his industry, after all. He got to me on his stand on Political Ambitions, Role Model, Family and Inspirations. Great ideals. I'm really craning my neck to see 'School is Cool' take shape, come alive, and hit target! Well done C!!! September 18, 2010 - 3:50 am Reply Seyi TaylorNaeto C. Very impressed, especially with his thoughts about school. Fantastic guy! September 8, 2010 - 10:52 am Reply yinkasuper Ceeeee September 7, 2010 - 5:36 pm Reply KaykayNaeto is the Ish! I love the new 10/10 song! September 7, 2010 - 11:53 am Reply Leave a reply Cancel replyYour email address will not be published.