Today, on Guitaa Artist Centerstage, From the United States, we have an extremely talented Singer-songwriter whose singing style will make you go wow and his name is “Yungfester”. Fester Gbieor’s(Commonly known as Yungfester) “Ezi Nwanyi” has taken Nigeria and Liberia by a storm. and was even featured on Africa’s biggest internet and Music video station Soundcity TV. All his songs are aired on Big Liberian internet radio stations like Beatwind.com, Plusliberia.com, etc. You can also find his music on American radio platforms such as iHeartRadio, Itunes, Google play, etc.
We were lucky enough to get a chance to interview this gem of an artist. So, Let’s get to know about the journey of “Yungfester” as a musician, about his challenges, and many more from the man-of-the-moment himself.
- Introduce yourself to our audience, what genre of music do you consider your work to be?
Hi everyone, my name is Yungfester. I do Afropop/Afrobeats. A genre that is most popular in the African Continents.
- What and who were your early passions and influences, What inspires you to make music?
I started off doing music in the church. I had a friend that would teach me the piano every Saturday and Sunday. From there, I grew to love music. I started listening to people like Kizz Daniel, Flavour and likes at an early age. I myself had such a passion for music that I decided to write my first song in 2017 titled Blessing. The song was basically describing how thankful I was after graduating from the Criminal Justice program. 2 years of associate degree. I’ve done music since and never looked back.
- Tell us about that one memorable performance and favorite venue which you still wish to happen again?
My first performance was in Maryland at a Nigerian wedding Ball room. I did a song with Mr. C.G.O and Kenny E titled Ezi Nwanyi (Ideal wife) and that was the song we performed. While performing, people started to dance and spray money on us. It was surreal.
- Any funny Story of a fuck up during your performance where you handled that situation like nothing happened.
Haha, no not really. I mean you always get nervous and scared but you just have to push through it and work it out.
- If you could collaborate with any musicians dead/alive, who would you collaborate with and why?
I would collaborate with Kizz Daniel for sure. The guy has massive talent and a massive fan base. He’s also one of the musicians I admire a lot. It would be a dream come through.
- Any Tips to keep the balance between professional and music life?
Yeah. Don’t get involved too much in people’s affairs. They pay you, provide them the service and keep it moving.
- What has been your biggest challenge as a Musician? Have you been able to overcome that challenge? If so, how?
Learning the ropes. When you start out, there’s basically no support system (For me personally). You have to learn everything from Buying beats to recording, mixing and mastering the track, creating album covers, and doing your own promotional work. After this, you’ve spent close to $1500 alone. I’m overcoming these things in the sense that I’ve learned to do the majority of these things so it’s not as difficult as it once was. But we keep pushing and hope for better days when a team takes care of all that work so we can just focus on writing songs and performing.
- What Tools and techniques you use to improve your singing/instrumental playing?
Practice everyday. Listen to every song and try to sing it. Hear how the professionals do it and try to sound like them. Over time, your voice will improve.
- What type of Gadgets and instruments do you use while practicing?
- What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
Get ready to spend. Music is not cheap. But the reward is great.
So, this was “Yungfester”. Want to know how you can follow him online? Then, check out the link below: