An Exclusive interview on Neebuen one of Port Harcourt’s finest art……in this interview with DonakTV.com he shares his view about many things happening in the music industry and also his album launch on the 26th of this month……Enjoy
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WHO ARE YOU?
My name is Neebuen aka (RoarHillz)..
HOW DID THE MUSIC THING START?
Neebuen has been there for a long time….i started music from childhood… because of the influence of the kind of song i listened to….a lot of hip hop from the likes of snoop dogg & dr dre even up to date
SO WHY CHANGE YOUR NAME FROM ROARHILLZ TO NEEBUEN?
Actually Roarhillz had a foreign background…..Neebuen was like a friendly name among my folks
so i had to change the name….and they all accepted it
HOW HAS THE MUSIC INDUSTRY BEEN TREATING YOU?
The industry has been fine and fair because i know how i started…..I got a single that was hot before i transformed to Neebuen It has been really impressive
TELL US ABOUT YOUR FIRST ALBUM
My first album “Jungle Book” was basically a hip hop classic even till tomorrow everybody loves it….
The album actually was an album talking about street life,real poetry,hustling it was talking about someone crying out from the jungle trying to make a way for himself
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES YOU FACED WHEN YOU DROPPED THE FIRST ALBUM?
In our Nigeria system we don’t really love rap that much so it wasn’t easy at all because rap has a lot of lyrical content….Nigerians like dance hall…they like to dance,party and all that…..when you get too lyrical you are giving them an assignment to study your music but many people loved the album till date…so this time we are trying to make it worth hearing and deliver that party feeling that they like too.
THERE IS A TRACK FROM YOUR ALBUM “JUNGLE BOOK” TITLED “AAKEN” TELL US ABOUT THIS TRACK
Aaken is simply a liberation song…a breakout of depression
Like showing your talent…coming together and doing the right thing.
Aaken simply means “Stand Up” …stand Up and believe in yourself
THE VIDEO OF AAKEN DOESN’T REALLY SHOW THE MESSAGE IN THE BACKGROUND…WHY?
The video was shot in South Africa….we wanted bring some zulu content
it was actually an Apocalypse setting by the director…..so i had to adapt to it we didn’t really display what people were expecting….we were trying to make something different like portraying a hip hop background for it also…it was the director’s choice so i had to obey….and am surprise many people love the video.
AS AN ARTIST WHAT HAVE YOU ACHIEVED FROM MUSIC..?
By the grace of God…its not that I’ve bagged so many awards I’ve won the Khana Music Entertainment Award which lasted for 5years and also the port Harcourt Odudu award as the best hip hop act in the year 2011
RECENTLY YOU DROPPED YOUR SECOND ALBUM “DELICIOUS” WHAT IS DELICIOUS?
Delicious is like a new way of living…you have already stood up,you’ve become somebody
you have to maintain it and maintaining it means you have to live delicious
Delicious means bring you out from the struggle and making you enjoy life to the fullest.
THE DELICIOUS ALBUM LAUNCH ON THE 26th OF MAY 2013…TELL US WHAT WE SHOULD EXPECT FROM THAT ALBUM LAUNCH?
Its going to be a wow experience…there’s gonna be a whole lot of fun
Like the word “Delicious” its going to be a wonderful experience….the venue is at Hotel Presidential (Royal banquet Hall) port Harcourt…the date 26th may 2013
its a fun party and everybody must look delicious to be there
SO A WORD OF ADVICE……HOW DO YOU SEE THE PORT HARCOURT ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY….ARE WE THERE YET?
Port Harcourt don’t seem to appreciate what they have….they compare themselves to those in lagos and overseas,When doing something you have to believe in yourself
Many Legends today started from port Harcourt…so port Harcourt has great arts all we need to do is come together in peace and harmony,we have great minds in port Harcourt…we have to learn how to appreciate what we have if we must grow and develop Port Harcourt.
I CANT WAIT FOR THIS EVENT….THANKS A LOT FOR YOUR TIME.
Thank you and God bless……always live Delicious because its a new way of living.