The Convo | Jamopyper Sheds Light On His Earliest Inspiration, Working With Davido and EP
By aL Yhusuff
Jamiu Damilare Tajudeen is a Nigerian singer and songwriter known professionally as Jamopyper and he is signed to Zlatan's Zanku Records.
The fast-rising act rose to prominence with the release of the song “Of Lala” and matching the success of the first, he put out the single “If No Be You”, featuring Mayorkun which was met with a lot of positive reviews.
Currently trending with his new hit, “Better Better” the singer who had a chat with BoombuzzNg sheds some light on his earliest music inspiration, working with Davido and his forthcoming EP.
The interview begins with Jamopyper talking about what makes his music outstanding. He says;
“There are a lot of artists outside there and then you don’t need to sell what they sell at the same price, you don’t need to do your thing the way people do their thing. What makes you different is the way you package your product so I had to change my sound. It has to be Jamopyper. If my song is being played, they don’t have to tell you that it is Jamopyper before you know”
He further describes his style of music as a blend of afrobeat and hip hop. Jamopyper also described the works of Haruna Ishola as one of the earliest works that inspired him.
American singers, Akon and Rihanna also played a huge role in his love for music, not forgetting the likes of 9ice and Wizkid.
Talking of his chart-topping song, “If No Be You” which features Mayorkun, the singer says he expected the kind of reception he got. On the inspiration of the work, he says;
“When I was small, I had issues with girls cos they didn’t want to date you when you don’t have money and I needed someone to share my story with…and I realized this is a lyric. So I had to go to the studio to record the song”
On how he got signed to Zlatan’s Zanku Imprint, he explains;
“I was just trying to get myself, thereafter I recorded my first song, I thought I would get famous...so we met on the street at Egbeda, we started rolling before getting to where we are right now”
He also explains that growing up in Egbeda has helped him, not just in the musical aspect but also in character and focus.
Talking about his soon-to-be-released EP, Jamopyper makes it known that it is titled “Rise” and houses 6 tracks, a collection of various styles of music.
The EP also houses some conscious songs and two features which seem to be a mystery for now.
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