He is a budding musician whose passion for music made him to join his church choir. Born into a family of five in 1994, Damilare Oderinde Paul aka Damilare acquired his primary and secondary education in Akure, Ondo State.
Damilare, who is presently studying Computer Science at Lagos State Polytechnic, opened up to TITILAYO BALOGUN on his forthcoming album and the indispensability of women among others. Excerpts:
How did you come into music?
Music is a moral law; it gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm to life. Music runs in my family. My mother (Mrs Oderinde Vivian) was a singer and a chorister and has performed alongside Evangelist Rotimi Osukoya aka Telemi in her early stage. But life didn’t afford her the opportunity to major in music. We all started music with our mum, singing at home and giving us the direction we should go. We functioned as members of our church choir. That was how I got into music.
What kind of music do you play?
I do R&B, and hip-hop.
What is the title of your forthcoming album?
Flames is the title of my proposed album which would be released under my elder brother’s record label, S2DG Entertainment before the end of the year.
Can you mention the tracks in the album?
Sunshine, Bamijo, and Jah Bless Me among others. Jah Bless Me, like its title, is giving glory to the Almighty God for His giving fulfillment to me and my family and for the achievements I have recorded. Work and no play makes Damilare a dull boy; so Bamijo is a party jam bringing the young and old together and also aimed at helping people to ease off stress. And since life without a woman is empty, Sunshine is dedicated to my mum and every queen and princess in the world. Women are the sun that illuminates our path.
Have you released any album before this?
No, Flames is my first album.
What are the messages in your songs?
Without music, life would be a mistake, my music teaches us to be of good character, putting God first in all our endeavours. It also teaches us to party but not much, while sending messages to the government on how to make Nigeria a better place for all.
Who are your role models in the music industry?
R. Kelly, Banky W, Michael Jackson, Kool and the Gang, and my brother, just to mention a few.
What is the source of your inspiration?
God has been my source of inspiration, He is, and will forever be my source of inspiration.
What are the challenges you have faced as an artiste?
Starting the music, setting goals and reaching them. All these are the challenges for me.
What are your plans for the future?
I want to become a star, start my own family, and live a happy and memorable life.