In the midst of a music industry where profane lyrics are the order of the day, there are few who stands out not just because of the kind of music they make, but the kind of message they pass with their lyrics.
From the streets of Lagos down to the innermost part of Abeokuta comes a prodigy who has been raving of recent with his inspirational single Ilekun. He is one of a kind with his folklore voice and blend of Afropop, we must admit this new kid on the block his an erratic singer you need to get familiar with. Born Idowu Babatunde Michael, MC Tunnex as he is popularly known, is a young sensational artiste y’all need to check out, and start watching out for. You can’t but fall in love with him, once you listen to his music.
Currently signed to the booming DJ Salam Entertainment, alongside some other interesting act, the young talented act got too much juice and sauce he’s yet to unleash. And he has a couple of buzzing tracks, including “Damilohun,” “Lowkey Level” and the big one, “Ilekun,” a collabo with kid prodigy, Destiny Boy.
Tunnex was raised in Abeokuta, Ogun State and like many others, he performs mainly in his native language, and sometimes Pidgin English He’s really got a bag of talent in him, and he is not even letting anyone sleeping on him…
The Nex2blo team caught up with the Ilekun Crooner and boom we had this fun filled interview which was slightly edited for comprehension and accuracy, read on, and get familiar.
*MC Tunex (smiling)… Can we meet you?*
I’m Idowu Babatunde Michael popularly known by the stage name Mc Tunex.
*MC Tunex, (Deep breath) guess you was once an MC?*
Not really but got the talent to do so. Yes truly People do get confuse about that name, but I personally picked up the name from Michael which is my third name. You know, There are lots of people out there which bears Tunex. But I sat down and looked at it that how can i be different and unique. So that’s why I picked up the MC.
*(Smiles…) that’s good to know. So tell us about your educational background*
Oh. I went to St. Paul Demonstration School 1 at Abeokuta that’s where I had my elementary education and graduated from thereafter, I proceeded to Ijemo Titun High School. which is also at Abeokuta Ogun State and i graduated few years ago am still hoping and praying to gain admission to the tertiary institution i so much desire to further my education.
*So, when did music started for MC Tunex?*
To be honest, I started my music career at age 14. And that was 2014.
*2014? You 4years old in the industry, how has the journey been?*
All thanks to God Almighty though. Truly it’s has been a very rough and tough journey. But we thank God for everything he has been merciful.
*You signed to DJ Salam Ent, How did that happen?*
Oh, Smiles. I was like when am i gonna blow that time when I started singing you know. Which I don’t know that there are lots of works to be done before getting to the top but, All thanks to my lovely sister that link me up to my boss. DJ Salam. As at that time, my sister was like Aburo (Kid brother) I have a friend that can help your music career. I was like who is ready to help anyone without money that was my thought then. My sister linked me up with DJ Salam, we met and the rest is history he promoted my first single which was titled Damilohun. After the promotion, he called me and encouraged me. Thereafter i was like its time to be serious with music. So from there he got me signed.
*That’s nice… DJ Salam is really trying… (Cut in)*
Smile. Yeah he is.
*Your latest single with Destiny Boy Ilekun is making wave. How do you feel about this?*
Well, a big shout out to Destiny Boy. And above all i give thanks to God Almighty and Dj Salam. The song is now going viral.
I feel good about dropping the vibe. I drop the vibe due to what is going on with and around me. It’s an inspirational song and it’s a must have on your playlist.
*How did the collaboration happen?*
I thought of whom to feature. And the first name that came to my mind was destiny boy so i inform my team, and we worked towards it and thank God it was successful.
*How do you see the brand MC Tunex in the next few years?*
At The top i pray, Becoming one of the stars taking Nigerian music internationally.
*So what’s your most memorable day on stage?*
There was this event at Abeokuta, I can’t remember the name of the show again as i was performing, one of my fan came out to sing my song fluently. I felt on top of the world that very day.
*(Smiles…) that’s cool… So tell us who the lucky girl is?*
(Laughs) Lucky girl indeed…. Truly in a relationship but i didn’t really give it full time because I’m still working on my life.
*How will she feel if she’s sees this?*
Anyhow it touches her.
*This table u dey shake u sure say e go contain u?*
By God grace
*What should we be expecting next from you?*
I’m dropping a new vibe very soon with a friend turn brother you all should watch out for it.
*We look forward to that. Any shout-out?*
Oh yeah my first shout out goes to my entertainment crew. And to my lovely Friends Families and Fans which I usually call (FFF) for showing me unending love i pray may Almighty God bless them abundantly. Keep supporting the brand because without God and you guys am nothing. God bless you all.
With these, we end the VOL 15th of Nex2blo. Much thanks to our viewers and loyal fans.. See you all on the 16th Edition…
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