Nemz Fola is a UK based artist with the passion of inspiring young people with his Hip-Hop music. We recently interviewed him for our blog, sharing it with our readers here.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Nemz Fola : I started rapping at the age of 19 at college.I saw some dudes rapping at college and then i started rapping too.It kind of just stuck with me.I went to a friend’s studio and started recording and the rest is history.I was in a rap crew called quadrillion at the time and that time period played vital role in the start of my career as I learned many things about recording at that point in my life.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Nemz Fola : At first i just did it because i loved it.I suppose i wanted to blow up but i was happy to just put out songs for the world to listen.At first i was inspired musically by rappers like lil wayne,T.I,50 cent,drake.
Later down the line, rappers like lecrae,trip lee and andy mineo inspired my content in rap music.My goal is to make great music with substance .
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent Ep ‘Due Season’. On what platform it’s available?
Nemz Fola : My EP ‘Due Season’ is my debut EP.It is a conceptual project about sowing and reaping and getting people to understand that everything in life has a season.
I give a more in-depth insight into my project on my blog.You can find the blog on my instagram .My project due season is available on spotify and iTunes
Twist Online : Our readers would be interested in one of your track ‘I DON’T KNOW’. What’s it about?
Nemz Fola : I don’t know is a song that attempts to capture the emotion of being unsure of one’s self and when one is struggling with self doubt.Like having a dream and not feeling good enough to accomplish it because the odds are against you or certain people have told you it can’t be done.While i showed that i relate to that emotion,i indicated in the song that i draw strength to push through that feeling from my relationship with Jesus.I think everyone can relate to not feeling good enough and knowing if they should continue in a particular lane or not.The title is called I don’t know because at one point i had doubts about continuing my rap career.All that’s in the past now though.
Twist Online : One of your music video ‘Press on’ was impressive a couple of years back. We would like to know more about that?
Nemz Fola : The video for the song press on was actually released in 2016.This song captures a period in my life where i experienced failure at a certain university and how i started again at another university.It tells the story about how I overcame one of the lowest points in my life.The song has a happy ending in it too.It’s one of my best songs to date.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Nemz Fola : I think i prefer performing more than working in the studios .Performing helps me bring out another side of me which i hardly show or present in real life.
Although I love writing and working on songs ,i’m an overthinker and my own worse critic .However ,once the creative juices flow i fall in love with writing again and recording again.
Twist Online : Have you set some target to achieve as a music artist?
Nemz Fola : My target is to make a project that would be known internationally and have mass appeal.
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Nemz Fola : Yes .My goal is to release a couple of singles this year leading to the release of an album early next year.