Nigerian music artiste, Osayamwen Donald popularly known as Djinee is best known for his 2004 monster hit, ‘Ego’.
Although he released other songs like ‘I No Dey Shame’ and also featured in a couple of songs by Chocolate City, none of these singles could match the success of his hit song, Ego.
In this interview with PREMIUM TIMES, he speaks about his career, the accident among other issues.
A lot of people think you probably stopped singing because of your accident but you were still active online after the accident. Why did you relent on releasing songs after ‘Stay’?
Djinee: I released ‘Stay’ around December and we all know Corona has been happening. And if you check my career, I don’t release songs every month or every two months. I’m not a pop artist so my song takes a little longer to make and I fashion my release based on my situation or based on where I am at in my career. I’m not at that place where I need to be releasing songs every month or two months, maybe every four months, yes. I can do that but not every month.
I’m not going to be pushed into releasing a song every month. Every four months maybe. Because I need to take time for the song to grow on people and for people to love the song. Some people are just getting to know about ‘Stay’ now so I’m not going to leave ‘Stay’ and then move somewhere else. And of course, releasing a song, I didn’t think I would stay this long waiting to release a song but the whole Corona thing just put a halt. A lot of people’s lives were stopped midway but I’m hoping that in another month, I will release a single
Will you be collaborating with any top artistes on your new project?
Djinee: Definitely, I have some artistes in mind but I will keep that to my chest because it’s based on confirmation. If you want to mention an artiste now and we don’t get to do it because of one reason or the other and you don’t get to hear it, then you hold me by my word. I have some artistes I’ve spoken to. For us, it’s just the vibe, time, space, and everything but definitely, collaborations are top on my mind.
You are one of the good looking musicians out there. How far with marriage?
Djinee: Marriage, I can tell you that marriage will happen but I’m not under any pressure to toe that line. I don’t know about being a good looking musician, I don’t see myself that way. I’m just a musician that’s just a happy go lucky guy. Marriage is something that I just think society tries to force on you, to pressure you for other people’s happiness. You find your own happiness. I’m good. I’m good