We are sharing our recent interview with an inspiring and talented artist Gavi Omar.
Twist Online : First of all tell us about the start of your professional career?
Gavi Omar : At the age 6 I was already break dancing, doing the moon walk at birthday parties , such a shy kid yet so fun and energetic, I love hip hop , the genre raised me , most of my principles and mannerism are influences of that culture , I started of freestyling at school , we would gather round and battle each other , my name started ringing bells , won 3 musical awards by the age of 15 , I won free recording session in Amsterdam a recording studio called studio west , that’s where I actually recorded my first demo, it was a freestyle on a snoop dogg beat, I was forced to battle one guy who supposedly was a crip “ gang banger, his folks recorded the battle with a cam recorder , fortunately I won , 2 weeks after I was in a studio full of crips in Amsterdam “bijlmer “ , recorded my first written and produced song at that studio , since then I have been rapping on and off , Changed my artist name about 5 times , ,from Killa kev , to old man to Kevin millions , Gavi Omar , consider it as growth. Forever evolving and growing and that will surely manifest in my art and craft. Whether how I dress or the type of content and message delivered through my music.
Twist Online : Who or what inspired you to get into music industry?
Gavi Omar : My environment inspired me, everyone around at that time was into rap music , It was the lifestyle , seeing the reflection of our neighborhood on TV was exciting , all my friends were older than I , they were already knowledgeable about who the dopest mc’s were I would just listen to them debate and argue all the time , would then go home and listen to the records , come back next time and tell them the hardest bars I had heard and who I thought was the greatest , soon or later I was writing down their lyrics by just playing rap music over and over again on my Walkman cassette player , then I realise yo I can rhyme effortlessly, I can rhyme with any word without even writing just of the top of my head , the older guys loved it , that really inspired me to rap , they embraced it they made me freestyle almost everyday
Twist Online : Tell us about your recent release “Luke Cage”?
Gavi Omar : Luke Cage is inspired by the marvel super hero character who’s real name is Carl Lucas , he’s the first black super hero to feature as the protagonist and title character of a comic book. , the aim of the song is to reflect on all the black & non black activist that stood up for human rights and sacrificed their lives by voicing out their opinions, I speak of the late former American president John F Kennedy, Martin Luther King , Malcolm X, Abraham Lincoln , And the man who helped gained independence for Ghana , Kwame Nkrumah , all these men were murdered for wanting to establish great deeds for the people , the question is (what if ? ) They all had super hero powers as Luke Cage and were bullet proof , how would things be in the world at the moment if they were all still alive. The song is to celebrate and honour leaders assassinated and murdered for fighting for human rights, justice and great deeds.
Twist Online : What kind of response you have received from the release?
Gavi Omar : Great feedback , the audience has embraced it quiet well , they love it
Twist Online : What attracts you more, performing on stage or working in studios?
Gavi Omar : Both
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Gavi Omar : Hip hop, soul music , R&B
Twist Online : Are you currently working on any other project?
Gavi Omar : I’m working on a project called (Rebirth ). The official video of intro has been released which can also be found on YouTube (Gavi omar – Rebirth). Luke Cage is the second record on the Rebirth Project. Below is the link to the Luke Cage (official video) https://youtu.be/j5RhJC3hkjk