WHO ARE YOU?
My name is Toluwalope Obijole but most people call G-cleff.
I was introduced to music by my Dad. My dad who is of blessed memory wasn’t a singer but he was a music lover. As a child, I loved it when he played his records. When I got older, my pastor in church gave me a chance to sing my composed songs in church. When I got to the higher institution, a friend of mine got me an opportunity to perform at a school concert & that was how music started for me.HOW DID U COME ABOUT THE NAME G-CLEFF?
Well in school, everybody knew I was a Big Fan of Wyclef Jean because I sound like him sometimes when I sing. Some of my school mates even called me Wyclef. Others called me the Grandmaster of Music because they felt I understood Music so well. So I decided to call myself the GrandMaster Clef or in short G-clef. Since G-clef is also a musical note, it became perfect as a stage name.PLEASE TELL US ABOUT YOUR SINGLE OMO TO SEXY?
Omo to Sexy is inspired by the Ladies. Its a song that appreciates women all over the world. Its also a song that allows women to appreciate themselves. I’ve seen the way the men have treated the ladies & I’m not happy about it. So I decided to compose a song that will appreciate the feminine gender despite the inadequacies of the male gender.AT WHAT POINT DID YOU DECIDE THAT MUSIC IS WHAT YOU WHAT TO DO WITH YOUR LIFE?
I was actually in 200L in the University when a friend walked up to me & asked if I had a Demo CD that he could present to India Arie’s manager who is Nigerian. India Arie’s Manager then was a friend to my school mate’s father. When I told him No, he said I should get one. Then I had no money to record a song & I’ve never used a studio before. So, I decided to sell my only laptop to record my songs. Right at that point, I knew music was what I wanted to do with my life.HOW WAS YOUR CHILDHOOD LIKE?
Hmmm, well I remembered starting my childhood in the states. I & my younger brother were living with our father & mother. We later came back to Nigeria. During my childhood, I was kind of “withdrawn” from the rest of the world because I saw the world differently. Since I saw the world through a different perspective, I withdrew to my first love of creativity which was “Drawing” & that gave birth to my love of comic books today.
WHAT WERE YOUR DREAMS AS A CHILD?
As a child I saw things differently, so my dream was to influence and change the world through my Creativity. I want to be able to influence the world through Art & Music.
DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS?
Creative, Funny & Romantic
I remember performing a nice song in school with a team of friends & as it got to my turn, I forgot my lyrics.
MOST IMPORTANT PERSON TO YOU?
TELL US ABOUT HER
I’ve learnt so many lessons but the most important lesson I’ve ever learnt is to realize that there is nothing you can become or achieve without God. No man can achieve anything on his own. We should always trust in God for his guidance & direction.
HOW WOULD YOU LOVE TO BE REMEMBERED?
I want to be remembered as an Inspiration to my Generation.