My reason for getting into music is the ability to express my feeling without a doubt” - Weirdz exclusive interview
Author: Rachel Onilude | Wednesday 28th October 2020
Upcoming Afro-bashment artist ‘Weirdz talks musical inspirations, collaborations, his creative process, and more!
Weirdz stage name is unique and intriguing; he got the name while growing up. Friends and foes use to call me little wizard because of behaviour and ideas about things and life in general. So picking up the name was easy as wizard also means weird. I only added a "Z" to it.
Weirdz showcased his authentic, unforgettable sound in the recent project ‘Romantic call’ his sound is heavily inspired by several music legends he heard as a child, my uncles played plenty of reggae and afro juju/afrobeat songs from the likes of Bob Marley, Culture, Gregory Isaac, Luciano, Fela, Ebenezer Obe, Isaac Black, Majek Fashek, and so many more. Coming of age, I was introduced to Afrobeats and dancehall by friends and other relatives, and that is what forms my current sound. Since then, Weirdz has developed his own melodic flow and sound.
Growing up in Dublin shaped who Weirdz is today; he is entirely grateful for his upbringing. Although Weirdz makes music for his fans who anticipate and support him, he has a personal reason for getting into music, which is therapeutic. “The ability to express my feeling without a doubt.” Music is escapism for us all. Weirdz has had several iconic collaborations such as Gyptian, Ayo Jay, and Stonebwoy; he would love to open a show for Stonebwoy. The creative process of a song is reflective of the artist. Weirdz states I can't create when I am in a comfort zone. All music Weirdz creates he steps out his comfortability, showing he puts intense thought and effort into his music. Fans can expect more music and collaborations! Watch out for Weirdz; he is going to be the next one up!
Make sure to listen to his latest project, 'Romantical Call' below: