By Wilfred Okiche
Ikemefuna Nwamonyi is better known by the moniker Klem. He tells us why he is poised to be the next big thing.
Describe yourself in one sentence
I am an easy going person who loves people, I am humble, I love creativity and also I am attracted to such people.
What kind of music do you do?
Afro pop, hip-hop, R&B
God, experience and my environment.
I have my first school leaving certificate, I got admission into UniAbuja but dropped out in my third year because I was not passionate about what i was studying, I Just wanted to please my parents.
When did you start singing?
About 14yrs ago in Abuja. I was in a group some friends and I formed in high school for almost 10yrs but I don’t really remember the date.
What has been your biggest musical gig yet ?
My performance with Ron Brouz at the Big Dreams concert in the year 2009. It was crazy performing and doing a collabo with a Hollywood star.I felt honoured.
Do you get family support?
Um…… Yes! To an extent but not fully because my dad has a negativity towards entertainers. He believes in getting an education alone but they all support in some way.
2Face, R.Kelly, Wole Soyinka, Brandy.
Have you tried out for a reality talent show?
Yes, the very first StarQuest, My group was there and it was fun though we were disappointed we did not get in.
Where do you see yourself in ten years?
I see myself at the top, having my own record label, signing other artistes too. I also want to venture into other businesses because I know a lot of people will need my help.
How do you intend to achieve success in the record industry?
For now I have worked with a lot of people, written songs and done back up artistes like Timaya in the ‘Wata Bambam’ song. I wrote a song recently for Muma Gee and I recently recorded a new single with SamKlef titled “Ara ra ra.” It is a club hit and the push is going to be massive thanks to Okwudili Osigwe, CEO B.O records, and my paddy IFAN who has been working hard and believes in my talent. 2012 is my year.