This time, we get to know Z-lla. Her track "Celebrity Boyfriend" is featured in the New Artist Spotlight Family of Playlists.
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𝟭. Where are you from and what is your hobby?
I am from Abia State in Nigeria, Africa and I love rapping, watching action movies, drawing and researching on things like religious beliefs and astronomy
𝟮. How did your get into music?
I have always loved music, especially rap music so at age 12, I got to perform at my school's annual graduation prep and it was lit, the school went gaga cause I'm female (I mean, we don't get to see girls rap everyday on stage in high school you know) and the song was coined from the school's anthem. I did leave music for a while till I got into college and I got a chance to perform at my departmental party, the crowd loved the performance so I decided to hit the studio and record. I had my first record in the month of Sept 2019 with the help of my mom whom is currently my Manager. Since then, it has been one track after the other with the aim of giving out great music whilst getting better as an artist.
𝟯. Who are your biggest influences?
Fela, Falz, Chris Brown, Joyner Lucas, Nasty C, Dax, Sho Madjozi, Yemi Alade, Dare Arts and a few other artistes
4. What are your goals in the music industry?
I'm aiming at sounding good hence putting out great music. You can never over-emphasize the importance of good music, something to uplift peoples' souls when they feel cast down or to get people dancing their legs out or even to educate people on being better, because I understand the power of music. I'm also looking forward to carving out a name for myself, like creating an outstanding brand, and to be someone worth associating with both within my country and beyond.
5. If you could choose a location to perform at, what would it be?
I'd love to perform in the US, cities like Los Angeles, New York or Nashville to gain new experiences. I'd also like to perform in states like Lagos and Enugu here in my country.
6. What is your all-time favorite song?
I've got favorites and honestly no ''all-time'' favorite. Currently I'd say 'All Eyes On Me' by Bo Burnham because the song tells a lot about his story and sounds really great. Tho I can't fully relate to the song it speaks a lot to me.
7. Most embarrassing moment?
In Senior High, some girls in class decided to write names on the board to make fun of those they get to write their names (PS: it was an all girls school). I was one of the girls with her name on the board, I felt bullied and I was very sad and they kept laughing, it was really embarrassing.
8. Proudest accomplishment?
Hitting a thousand plus Monthly listeners on Spotify. I learnt that the numbers are subjective and could possibly reduce but my manager and I are working tirelessly towards promoting my music, not just on Spotify, but on as many streaming platforms as possible.
It is fulfilling as an artist to see that your released songs get heard by as many people as possible and these people ain't just listening but are really into the song, it is really heart warming because a lot goes into the creation or rather production of these songs.
9. What is something about you that might surprise someone who knows you the best?
I've got soprano, something that a lot of my people don't know and the ones that do tend to forget because I do not look it and I rap. So when I go opera a bit with my voice, they come asking 'you did that'?. It's funny sometimes.
𝟭𝟬. What is your dream collaboration?
A collaboration with Chris Brown, firstly cause I'm a big fan, secondly cause I trust that we would produce something awesome thanks to his musical prowess.
Plus I must say he aces it when he collabs with females, the melody is just beautiful
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