Good day y’all! How una dey?
For today’s episode, I had a chat with the front-man of the most star-studded record label, Mavin Records’ D’Prince!!!
Take Banana, and enjoy!
Wana: Good evening, Omoba.
D’Prince: Good evening!
Wana: Egbon mi… How you dey?
D’Prince: I dey, my brother 😀
Wana: Wa shere… First things first… What’s your full name?
D’Prince: Ah… My names plenty oh.. LOOOL
My full name sha is Charles Ezenwa Collins Enebeli 😀
Wana: I swear, until I heard Amarachi, I didn’t even know you were Igbo… I think say you be fresh Yoruba boy like me…
What state are you from then?
D’Prince: LOOOL… All Join.. Sometimes I consider myself a Yoruba guy too because I speak and understand Yoruba. But originally, I’m from Delta state.
Wana: Ehen… I know say Yoruba gats dey there… 😀
Wana: How did you get introduced to music?
D’Prince: Music has always been in the family. My dad was into music production when he was young, and my mum was in the choir. There were a lot of musical instruments around me growing up, so it has always been in the family. I started music professionally in 2005 though. That was when Don Jazzy wanted to start Mo’Hits Records, so I decided to take music as a professional career.
Wana: If not music, what would you have been doing for money?
D’Prince: LOOOL… I’m a hustler oh!!! LOOOL. If not Music, I would definitely be doing something related to Creative Arts… Fashion.. Designs… Movies… or something to do with IT, computers and all.
Wana: Hahahaha… Money must sha commot sha…
D’Prince: LOOOL… By any means necessary B-)
Wana: Who’s the best artiste you’ve ever worked with so far?
D’Prince: Err… I can’t say a particular act is the best… Because I believe for me to have worked with you, you must be good at what you do. I’ve worked with a couple of great and talented acts.
Wana: Hmmm… A boss only works with bosses… #GBAM
D’Prince: LOOOL… Na so!
Wana: What’s your most embarrassing moment ever?
D’Prince: LOOOL… That should be the day I went for a date in London… As time to pay reach, na so I no find my wallet!!! That was so annoying and embarrassing… LOOOL. I sha called home for cash 😉
Wana: Ahhhhhh… God save you say na London oh… For say na Naija, them for don pack plate give you make you wash…
D’Prince: LOOOL… Haba nah 🙁
Wana: Ah… Na Nigeria oh… Anything goes…
D’Prince: Abi oh… But God dey 🙂
Wana: Your biggest jam at the moment, is arguably Take Banana, off the Solar Plexus compilation. Where did the inspiration for that song come from?
D’Prince: Take Banana till you go yoooo!!!!!!!!!
D’Prince: I have this friend of mine that’s on a diet and every time she comes to my house she always asks me “Do you have Banana” ?
Wana: Hahahahahaahahaha… And your answer is always yes abi?
D’Prince: The first two times, she came to my house I didn’t have banana. But the third time I went to Park ‘n’ Shop and I bought a lot of bananas so when she asked for bananas I provided a lot of bananas and she was very happy and everybody was happy. 🙂
Wana: “And she was very happy and everybody was happy”… Hmmm… Omoba!!!!!!! Nothing do you.
D’Prince: LOOOL… Always trying to meet people’s needs. 😀
Wana: What would be your perfect birthday gift?
D’Prince: Depends on who is giving me the gift and what the person can afford.
Wana: Hmmm… Let’s assume it’s coming from your fellow Mavin superstar, Tiwa Savage. 😀
D’Prince: Wow! If it’s Tiwa, I know her to be someone that has a fantastic taste so I will let her surprise me.
Wana: Hmmmm… You sabi give diplomatic answer ehn… *smh*
D’Prince: LOOOL… Na so.
Wana: What’s your relationship status?
D’Prince: I’m in a relationship with my Amarachi!!! 😀
Wana: Looooooool! Where she dey? Boys wan see am 😀
D’Prince: LOOOL… Make dem wait oh!!!
Wana: I know a lot of girls that would want to be your Amarachi though… I will forward their CVs later. 😉
Are you into Football?
D’Prince: Yup! I’m a Chelsea Fan!!! Blues Family!!!
Wana: Ah…. We’re no more friends 🙁 #TeamManchesterUnited
Do you play football yourself?
D’Prince: I dey play small small but I no be Messi oh! :O
Wana: You no fit be Messi for on top field nah… Na inside studio your own shining dey.
How do you like to spend Friday nights?
D’Prince: It depends… Sometimes I spend my friday nights in the studio making music… Or I go out clubbing with my friends.
Wana: What’s your favorite dancehall jam at the moment?
D’Prince: Dancehall? As in my best dance song now? Anything with Pitbull will do it for me 😀
Wana: Wa shere!!! Confirm!!!
D’Prince: Would like to do a remix with him soon… I like that his Puerto Rican feel.
Wana: Hahahahahaha… I dey imagine Pitbull dey shout “Take banana till you go yooooooo” =))
D’Prince: LOOOOOOOOOOOL!!!!!l Doooope!!!!
What’s your biggest fear?
D’Prince: Failure… Nobody wants to fail.
Wana: Ah… It scares everybody…
Oya let’s round this up… I’ll give you some choices, and you’ll pick one. Okay?
D’Prince: Okay :(… Oya.
Wana: Moin-Moin or Dodo?
Wana: Ah!!!!!! :'( #TeamMoinMoin
D’Prince: LOOOOL!!! Too bad!!!… I like my plantain oh!
Wana: #Sexual. 😐 An ugly and intelligent girl, or a fat and pretty girl?
D’Prince: Ehn? None of the above oh… Sorry 😀
Your girl or your career?
D’Prince: Both are equally important
Wana: LOOOOOOOOOL… You no wan break Amarachi heart abi? Awwwwwwn…
D’Prince: LOOOL… Na so nah 😀
Wana: Thanks for the chat, Omoba.
D’Prince: Nothing do you, brother mi.
Wana: All the best. Peace!
It still amazes me how I’m the only one who seems to know that Moin-Moin is sweeter than Dodo… Oh well… *sigh*
Hope you had fun reading. Catch you next Thursday!
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