In a recent interview with Flowsick, conducted by Wale Applause, we found out about what the artist has been up to and so much more. Check it out.
Who is Flow sick?
My name is Abiola David Aina, A performing artist, an entertainer, a student, a God fearing
A brief into your background and lifestyle?
I grew up in an extended family .I have a lot of siblings, my mother raised me to be very
religious. My brothers actually made me discover the music thing in me because they kept
buying cds of musicians I liked then so I stole the cds most times to listen to them over and over.
My lifestyle is simple. Nothing too extravagant.
What kind of music do you do?
My Genre of music right now is actually afro dancehall but I would say my style of music is
eclectic because I am also blessed with the gift of rapping and singing so I can say I am dynamic.
Canâ€™t be kept in a box.
Music has always been part of me though. I realized that at the age of 7 and since then itâ€™s been my joy and motivation to success in life.
Letâ€™s discuss your kind of music, your inspirations, mentorsâ€¦
My music, like I said earlier, is Afro Dancehall and the inspiration to my kind of music has to
do with a lot of things, like my family, the people I meet every day, my environment, my
fans, the music that makes me stand up to dance once I hear it and the daily motivation and
encouragement which I get from people who believe in me.
I have a lot of mentors in different aspects of life concerning whatever it is each individual is
doing but narrowing it down to music itâ€™s a long list. I see Fela, Asa, Nneka, Dbanj, Banky W as all
mentors cause I grew up listening to all these people and they are good at what they do.
Challenges faced ever since you chose music as a career?
A lot I must say and canâ€™t say it all because I see every day of my life as a challenge since I came
out officially in November 2011 and all I do is just pray to God for His mercy and guidance towards
the path I have chosen, though some have been mistakes but I learn from them and they make
me stronger towards my other endeavors.
My First song is a feature with a close friend of mine..Dammy Krane . The song is Called Monkey
First hit song?
My first Hit song is called LOWKEY, Was recorded in March 2011, Released officially in November 2011, Produced by E-kelly.
How did your family accept your musical career?
Well my parents were against it at first because all they were about was for me to go to school and get
some degrees for myself which was actually not a problem for me. I tried a lot to make them understand that music was just something within me and would like to show the world what I am made of. After a lot of deliberation they agreed and here I am doing an interview as an artist.
They have been 100% behind me since I dropped Lowkey and I’m sure they will forever remain behind me.
Whatâ€™s in the future? what do we expect from you in the nearest future?
A Lot actually. Working on international collaborations, more features, more hit singles and then an album.
How have you been able to handle fame?
Well I have been my same self even after I came out as Flowssick. Nothing has changed about
me. So the fame thing really doesnâ€™t determine who I am or what I am.
Any proposed international collaboration or tour?
Yes of course, but I wonâ€™t let the cat out of the bag till the time is right concerning
the collaborations and hopefully my management would be releasing a tour date, location
sometime before august.
Where do you see the future of the Nigeria music factory?
I am proud to say I am a Nigerian artiste because the industry is doing really well for its self. I
want to thank the likes of Don Jazzy, Asa, Nneka, Dbanj, P Square, Ice prince, Banky W, FEMI
KUTI and a lot more who are taking the gift of Nigerian music outside the shores of our land.
That means we have a lot to offer to the world. Hopefully very soon someone will be
thanking me to by God’s Grace. Amen. The future for Nigerian music is very bright.
Advice to up and comings?
God first, Stay Humble, Be dynamic.
What has always been your watch words?
Creativity and Consistency
Parting words to your fans
I always tell people I donâ€™t have fans. What I have is family because who ever supports your
endeavors is family. I Want to thank everyone who believes so much in me and also they should
know their support makes me better every time.
That’s all, for now. We wish him all the best and we will keep the fans posted when something new comes up.