Nawekulo Interview


NAWEKULO "A Strong Desire To Fully 

Commit And Go All In"

Interview by Andrew 'Prone' Sedman

 Nawekulo's excellent song 'Lost in Green' has been on rotation on Indie Soul Radio on DJ Prone's Mixed Bag Show. DJ Prone naturally wanted to dig deeper and was blessed with an interview with Nawekulo and find out more about this amazing Singer / Songwriter.

Give me a little bit about your background. Where are you from and how did you get started in music? My name is Nawekulo, and I'm a singer-songwriter from Nairobi, Kenya. Music has always been a part of my life, but it wasn't until I joined the high school choir at the age of 13/14 that I started singing and discovered my passion for music.

What was your most memorable moment in your music career? My most memorable moment in my music career was the release of my first EP, Rough Around The Edges (RATE), last year. It's a project that I am truly proud of, as it showcases my song writing and vocal abilities.

What was your most challenging moment?  The most challenging moment for me was deciding to pursue music as a career. It wasn't initially part of my plan, but as I continued to dive deeper into music, I felt a strong desire to fully commit and go all in.

Who are your musical influences both national and international ? Some of my national influences include Tetu Shani, M.Rumbi, thewrathofsponge, Sauti Sol, and Darassa. Internationally, I draw inspiration from artists like YEBBA, Cynthia Erivo, Matt Corby, and Emeli Sande.

How would you describe your music? I would describe my music as a unique indie sound with a soulful touch. It has the power to transport listeners to a magical place.

What is the last song you’ve listened to by another artist and who are your present favourites? The last song I listened to was "HISIA" by NdutaNotes, Cedz Imagination, and Konzwa. Some of my current favorites include "AfricaSun" by Tetu Shani, "Get Down On It" by Kool & The Gang, and "Bloom" by The Paper Kites.

What was your most embarrassing moment while at a live performance or interview? One of my most embarrassing moments was when I forgot the lyrics to a song I was performing and ended up improvising my own lyrics on the spot.

How many singles/albums do you have out presently and are there any projects in the works? I currently have five singles and one EP released. I'm also working on a couple of other projects with M.Rumbi.

What are your either strange habits or traditions before performing live or recording? I like to take a few moments to myself before I go on stage. A few moments to ground myself, a few moments to be grateful, a few moments to think about my upcoming performance.

What other skills do you have under your belt apart from music? Apart from music, I have a knack for making my own hair. I'm passionate about natural hair care and enjoy taking care of my own hair.

What advice would you like to give to an upcoming artist? My advice to upcoming artists is simple: go for it and give it a try. Take that leap of faith and pursue your passion wholeheartedly.

Ok time for Under The Radar's silly question. What is more challenging , dancing on stilts to the funky soul makossa or playing piano under water ? Dancing on stilts to the funky soul makossa would definitely be more challenging for me.

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