Mr. Gbenro Oluwatobiloba Christopher is a singer and songwriter.
He is popularly known for his hit song folashade. After discovering his talent at a young age and taking the responsibility to sharpen his skills and expand his Horizon, his gifts have surely taken his places and would bring him before great men. He shares with us his journey so far.
DA: What inspired you to venture into music?
Crystal G: My talent and my love for good music inspired me to venture into music, I have a thing for music, its deep (I cant explain). Theres something about music that drives me nuts and takes me to a whole different level out of this world.
DA: At what age did you discover your talent?
Crystal G: I cant say the particular age, but I was very much younger when I discovered my passion for music.
DA: When you discovered your talent what steps did you take?
Crystal G: I was very young when I discovered my talent in music through the passion I had, I joined the church choir, and this gave me the opportunity to keep improving myself while doing what I love. I started going to the studio, Im a studio rat.
DA: How do you work to improve yourself daily?
Crystal G: I sing daily and I always find my way to the studio anytime I can. It takes time and practice to get there.
DA: How did you raise funds for your first single/album?
Crystal G: I had to hustle my way to raise funds, I didnt have any specific sponsor, but I kept pushing hard and I did anything I could lay my hands on to get money. Gods grace has been a major factor too.
DA: As a musician, what are your core values?
Crystal G: Passion, Creativity, Hard work, Self expression, Versatility among others are my core values
DA: What steps would you advice a talented person venturing into the music industry to take?
Crystal G: Get educated. Get a good producer who understands you. Learn the ropes of music and songwriting, work hard and pray harder. Like I said earlier, it takes time and practice to get there. Embrace quality mix of your music.
DA: What challenges have you faced so far?
Crystal G: Getting my music to people out there is a major challenge for me. Its one thing to make a good song, its another thing to have a great audience to listen to the song.
DA: How did you overcome them?
Crystal G: With the use of social media and radio stations, Ive been able to get my song to people out there. I still have my song #Folashade enjoying airplay in top radio stations in my city. Being featured on your blog is another way to get myself and my music out to people. I must say a big THANK YOU for the opportunity.
DA: Your advice to aspiring musicians?
Crystal G: My advice to aspiring musicians is to be themselves and stick to their own sound. They should work hard for what they want and know nothing good comes easy, be prepared. Pray and work.
DA: How can we reach you?
Crystal G: Through my social media pages, my handle is @crystalrealg on Instagram & Twitter, my email is Drealgmusic.firstname.lastname@example.org