5 Questions - Azekel
Azekel is the Nigerian-born, alternative pop artist based out of East London. His music is laced with experimental beats and soulful melodies. For a fairly new artist Azekel already has numerous achievements under his belt. He was featured on the Mercedes-Benz Mix-Tape, opening for a number of UK acts, and performing on the Roundhouse Rising Festival 2012. LYFSTYL had the opportunity to ask this talented song writer 5 questions, this is what we came up with.
What made you first realize you wanted to pursue a career in music?
When I was around 12 watching a Little Richard performance on a old tv show. I was amazed by how his music had an influence on me and the audience. Once I got started in song writing, I wanted to do the same.
Alternative. Raw. Soulful. Pop.
Back then as a child I heard alot of afro beat and Gospel because of my parents, nowadays I listen to anything and everything worth listening to, from Rick Ross to Peggy Lee to the XX. But I guess when listening back to my music, the music I heard when I was a child has had an influence.When can we expect an EP or LP?
My E.P is finished, It will be out in some months tim. Its called The Visit, its sounds dope.
- Without music, I would be “A robot”
- Music is “Spelt cisum backwards”
- My music makes me feel “Lighter”
- I write the songs because “I’m suppose to”
- Support music because ”Supporting artist makes the world go round”