Growing up with the struggle of every girl child in Africa, the Nigerian – born singer Zinny searched for her identity and equal opportunity in society by immersing herself in music and books.
Zinny started her career early pushing boundaries and crafting her first Single the way you make me feel (2012). After a fight with depression, she received her revelation. Since then she has gone to release more than sixteen singles over the years and an EP two sides in (2017), her popular Single “Taboo love” was a successful hit in Europe ringing in radios and blogs earning her an AMMA award for the most promising artist. She released a Single “Good anger”in 2018 in collaboration with a Nigerian rapper, is a compelling song to Nigerians and Africans to wake up and seize control of their lives by embracing a change in mindset. Zinny is no doubt a budding revolutionist.
And here we are sharing our recent interview with her.
Twist Online : You had a rough and tough childhood, how did you came out so strong out of all these hurdles?
Zinny : I was determined to live my life to the fullest. I just know that I can’t give up. Reading and educating myself helped a lot and music was my only true salvation.
Twist Online : What was the main inspiration behind getting into music industry?
Zinny : From the time period I started to be interested in music, there isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t think about music. I can’t turn it off, its there and I like the feeling. My inspiration is the feeling that this is my life’s path and making it a career is the way to be married to music forever not only as a listener but to create music.
Twist Online : Tell us about your upcoming release ?
Zinny : I was inspired to make this song from past and recent experience. People throw the word LOYALTY around but they hardly know what it means. I looked for the words to write this song “LOYALTY” I found the words but didn’t get the vibes I was looking for. I pitched my idea to a Nigerian song writer and as soon as he sent me the draft, it was it! A song that everyone can relate with in this age and time. I am excited for this release and I am sure it will be received well too.
Twist Online : What kind of response you expecting from the release? We hope it will a big hit like “Taboo love.
Zinny :I hope so too. I think the respond I’m sure to get will be that of introspection because the lyrics makes sense so does the groove and melody. Surely a hit.
Twist Online : What’s your favorite music genre?
Zinny :RnB/Soul with an infusion of afro sounds.
Twist Online : What attracts you more, Working in studios or performing on stage?
Zinny :Performing on stage for sure. When I get that call for a stage performance my soul does a back flip. I mean I can be comfy recording in the confines of four walls and a booth but when I am in front of my fans I come alive. I love to be their muse and watch them enjoy every bit of my performance.
Twist Online : What’s the best part of being a music artist?
Zinny : The creative process, this honed my interest for audio engineering. I love to watch as the pieces come together and you can add what you want or take out what you don’t need. It is therapeutic.
Twist Online : Your fans are anxiously waiting for your upcoming tours. Any confirmation of dates?
Zinny : I will announce the dates on my social medias and website very soon. I can assure my fans that rehearsals has started in full gear. We are getting ready.