Gboluwaga Akinade IBUOYE popularly known as GAISE is an Afrofusion artiste signed on to Sanctified Records Ltd. He studied Economics at Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife where he graduated with a Second Class Upper degree. He became a professional music artiste in 2010.
The GAISEBABA album was accompanied by the video for its lead single “Follow Follow” which was nominated for the Best Indigenous Concept at the Nigerian Music Video Awards (NMVA) 2011 and for Best Video at The Africa Entertainment Awards 2012 in Malaysia, while he won The Scepters Award for New Revelation in 2011. He released another video off the album in March 2012 for “The Movie Song” (directed by DJ Tee). This Video was nominated for Best Gospel Video (NMVA 2012). Gaise also won the Crystal Awards for Best New Artiste 2013.
He released two singles (“Dobale” and “Awa O Tush Oh”) in October 2012 posted on all leading music/entertainment blogs/sites and getting heavy radio airplay. In September 2013, he released the “Awa O Tush Oh” video and “Little Drops”, his third single off his sophomore album scheduled for release in 2014.
Enjoy our exclusive interview with him 🙂
YADA: Awa oh Tush oh is one of the biggest gospel songs of the year. Did you ever imagine that the song will gather the momentum that it did?
GAISE: Well, I knew it was a great song with a lovely groove but no one can say with all certainty how good any song will do, so I loved it once we created it and hoped the people would as well; I’m glad they did.
YADA: Your latest single is called Little Drops. Talk to us a bit about the concept of the song.
GAISE: It’s a song I did to reach out to Nigerians. Not talk about Nigeria, but talk to Nigerians about how our individual actions translate to the state our nation is in. The point I hope to pass with Little Drops, is that if we shift the focus of our energies to our little corners and each one starts to improve his/her actions no matter how little, the nation will follow suit.
YADA: How has the reception to the song been so far?
GAISE: Fantastic!! Its a great feeling to see people accept my material so well, and the reviews have simply been great! I think this has actually been the best response I’ve seen for a single of mine, thus far.
YADA: What is your creative process like?
GAISE: There’s no hard & fast rule; I take it as it comes. Sometimes I’m by myself when it comes, at other times I’m in the studio and a producer’s beat moves me to start writing. With LittleDrops for instance, an instrumental I received from a senior colleague kickstarted the writing, and that was over a year before I finally recorded it in the studio.
YADA: How would you describe the state of gospel music in Nigeria?
GAISE: Budding. Taking shape. Like everything worthwhile it will take time but it is certainly on the rise with fresh folks popping up and dishing out great material as well.
YADA: What can be done to improve the quality of music that is done in Nigeria?
GAISE: In terms of the entertainment value, the Nigerian music industry is on top of its game right now. We just need to put more effort in our content; the message we’re passing across via those heavy tunes being churned out.
YADA: Any non-music projects you involved in?
GAISE: At the moment I’m all into my music, all the way, completely!
YADA: What should fans expect from Gaise in the future?
GAISE: Well, in the immediate future, expect my sophomore album. That should hopefully be cooked and ready to be served by 2014!
YADA: What do you want your legacy to be?
GAISE: I want to be the guy who made lovely yet intelligent music, giving people a nice groove yet still leaving a deep positive message in the minds of his listeners. I want my music to contribute to making the world a better place!
YADA: Final words for the fans
GAISE: Thanks for all your support thus far. We can only get better and I’ll keep doing my best to create sweet and lyrically interesting music for your listening pleasure. I’ll love to hear from you, so kindly drop by my Facebook page: www.facebook.com/gaisebaba and/or twitter page: @gaisebaba and say whatever it is you’d like me to hear. Thank you!
Currents songs on your playlist
Little Drops by Gaise, A ti jelo by Freeborn, Why You love me by Nosa, Bragadaba by Flo
Last movie you saw
The Lucky One
Last album you bought
Ebenezer Obey; Olomi Gbo Temi
Favourite TV Show of all time
Must be between ‘Maria De LosAngeles’ & ‘Blaze of Glory’
Favourite Past time
Seeing a movie on my laptop in the comfort of my room.
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AWA OH TUSH OH