During the weekend, we had an exclusive interview with Nigerian talented afro-pop singer, Don Stylee. during the interview he disclosed the only artiste he can open a show for is Wizkid.
TGtrends – Good Afternoon sir
Good Afternoon Boss
TGtrends – Can we meet you?
Yeah I go by the name Olawoye Temitope Gabriel Aka Don Stylee
I’m an Afro-pop Artiste from Ondo State, I reside in Lagos.
TGtrends – How long have you been into music?
Hmm like 7 years now sir
TGtrends -What first got you into music?
My love for music, I love listening to music especially good music, and like singing along with songs I like so I just thought of composing my own songs and making my own music too
TGtrends – How would you describe the music that you typically create?
Afro-pop music, it’s a mixture of both English, Pidgin English, and little dialects like the Yoruba language
TGtrends – What sets your music apart? What is unique, or at least uncommon?
Hmm 🤔 I think the intro of my songs, I have my own slangs and my own style or words I use, and whenever you hear the “Uyee” & “Call me Don Stylee “ sound you recognize once that it’s Don Stylee
TGtrends – What do you enjoy most about being an Artiste?
The stage performances and seeing my song stream and download by my fans
TGtrends – Who would you most like to collaborate with?
In Nigeria: Wizkid, 2baba, Naira Marley, Tiwa savage, Patoranking, Mayorkun, and Burna Boy
Foreign Artiste: Chris Brown& Tory lanes
Stream “Bless Me” by Don Stylee below;
TGtrends – If we were to look at the artistes you are listening to, who would be on your playlist?
Presently: Mayorkun, Bella Shmurda, Davido, Wizkid, Cheque, Jamo Pyper, Zinoleesky, Patoranking, Burna Boy, Omah lay
TGtrends – If you could go open a show for any Artiste who would it be?
TGtrends – What are your musical plans for the next 12 months or so?
Making official videos collaborations with some top Artistes too
TGtrends – What is one message you would give to your fans?
Stay calm, I will make y’all proud of me
TGtrends – What is your current music project about?
Dropping a freestyle single and a viral video of my previous released song Bless me
TGtrends – When you create music, what is your personal purpose or goal?
To pass a message across make my fans happy and for the passion
TGtrends – What is your biggest musical challenge?
TGtrends – How do you go about writing a song? Do you have a melody in your head and then write the other music for it?
I’m inspired by what I see everyday experience and the people around me
TGtrends – Does your music fit into your local scene? If so, how do you take advantage of that? If not, do you see that as an obstacle, and what do you do about it?
Yeah that’s why it’s Afro-pop cos it’s a combination of about 3 languages
Which is English pigeon English and a few Yoruba language so you can get related to it
TGtrends – Do you plan your music releases, or do you just finish a song and release it?
I plan it so I can have good attention streams and downloads
TGtrends – How do you see being active on Songstuff helping you with your music?
Yes Boss it is helping
TGtrends – If you were talking to a younger version of you, what advice would you give yourself?
Nobody is above correction we all learn everyday
TGtrends – If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
Underrating the upcoming Artistes
TGtrends – Do You write Your lyrics YourSelf Or You have GhostWriters Doing The Job For You?
I do everything myself 🙏
TGtrends – Has the internet; social media, Blogs, and so on helped your career in any way?
Yes sure and that’s what helping we the Artistes this days
Stream “One Time” by Don Stylee below;
TGtrends – Have you ever had any ‘crazy fan encounter so far’?
Lol 😂 …. Yeah my performance at NIJ (Nigeria Institutes of Journalism) she danced with me and went away with my face cap 😃
TGtrends – How did you come about the name “Don Stylee”?
I like doing things in my own style and different way so my friends start calling me Don Stylee
TGtrends – How did your parents & family feel about your decision to go into music professionally?
They are 100% cool with it and they all want to see me at the top
TGtrends – Who were your influences growing up? And now, who do you see as an Idol in the game?
My influence growing up are my siblings
My idols 2baba, Dbanj, and Eizzy, Wizkid
TGtrends – In conclusion, what would you like to add? Any shout-outs to your fans out there?
I love them all they are the best and they keep me going
TGtrends – Thanks for the time sir.
U welcome sir
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