An Exclusive Interview With Singer, Ay-B

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Hey, Ay-B, it’s awesome to have you on this platform.

I will like to start from the top so that music lovers fans that are not very familiar with you get to know you better. So what is your birth name and where did you grow up?

Thanks for the opportunity, King. My names are Fasesin Ayobami and I grew up in Lagos.

So how was your childhood like? Were there any musicians in your family lineage? What inspired you to start planning on being a musician?

Childhood was kinda rough and tough. No, no musician in my family but music has always been part of me and what I have always wanted to do. The passion has been there since for as long as I can remember.

How was it like recording your very first song? What were the challenges and how did it turn out?

Because my passion and love for music, I didn’t really see them as  challenge, but you know how first songs are always like, a little bit of everything that can go wrong going wrong.

Can you give us a few examples?

The usual stuffs, money to record, people morning your dreams and the lot. The time will come to document them in details out there.

What were the major challenges you faced in establishing yourself as a serious artist?

Very stressful due to the way the music industry is presently, not very well formed yet, but we thank God

With so many other artists out there, how did you make yourself different and unique? How did you stand above the noise?

Much hard work, staying consistent with my kind of sound, always pushing myself beyond my Comfort zone.

Your biggest song seems to be Like You in which you featured Yemi Alade. Do you have other collaborations on that scale in the pipeline?

I really don’t have other collaboration in work right now, working much on my own singles for now.

So how did you get to hook up with Yemi Alade for that, and how was it working with her?

My producer came through with it all and Yemi Alade is a cool sister to work with, Big shout out to EX-O, Yemi Alade and Mr. Taiye Aliyu for making it all happen.

What irks you about the Nigerian music industry and how do you think it can be fixed?

The fact that things are not structured. The Artiste has a lot of burden to carry.  We thank God though for friends, colleague, management and everyone that has supported us, big S/O to Beat FM, Rainbow FM, Top FM, Tosin Bucknor, Maria Okan and every other media houses for supporting.

What is the next level for you as a musician and as a person?

Working on sound and putting out works for my fans out there.

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What is your ultimate dream as a musician? What do you want to be known for at the end of it all when the curtain closes?

My own style of music and I am here to stay even till 20 years.

Is there a unique way to describe your music?

Well, my music is born out of my passion and a combination of my philosophies of life. The best way I can describe it is, as Hip Hop/Classic meets life in a fun sort of way.

How can our readers connect with you? Social media, website, mailing lists

 Twitter :@iamAy_b

IG: @iamy_b




King is a writer and guitarist. He is an opinionated, multi talented individual with love for music and everything it concerns

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