Fast-rising rapper and singer, Febian Chinedu Okoh, popularly called Febian Marine, spoke with Temitope Adetunji about his music career, family background, his passion for music and his newly released songs titled “ Correct and For your Pocket”
The Musician also shared his experiences on how Covid-19 has affected him as a Singer.
What’s your brand name and tell us about it
My brand name is Febian marine and my real name is Febian chinedu okoh , I’m a songwriter-producer rapper and singer, I hail from Delta state grew up in Lagos state.
When did it start and for how long have you been doing what you do?
I’ve been doing music for over 15years or more
What inspired you into choosing this path
It’s a talent given to me by God so music chose me
What kind of music do you sing?
I do any kind of music from Afrobeat to RnB pop-reggae blues rap music any type of music depending on the mood and how the spirit leads
The industry seems to be saturated already with a lot of stars, What’s the uniqueness of your brand that will make you stand out?
My brand got so much style, classiness and that is something that is hard to see in the industry these days
How has it been so far?
It has not been easy but all thanks are to God for the gift of life
What was the reaction of your parents when they discovered you chose a career in music?
They supported me because they saw my passion for music
Who inspires you within and outside the industry?
In Nigeria, my first cousin Franco tia Tia back in the days and outside Nigeria JayZ R-kelly
What’s the biggest moment of your career since you started?
When I performed alongside with aka a South African rapper in South African and I stole the show
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans?
I take my fans as my family so I relate with them as peaceful family members relate.
Have you ever dealt with stage fright?
Not at all
How has COVID_19 affected you as a Singer?
Well, so far the COVID-19 has affected every country of the world, it has affected every industry not just the music industry and also me as a singer because I cannot go for radio interviews or for TV stations interview or even hang out with my friends and family.
Have you released any song? How did you feel after your debut song was release
I have released a couple of singles and videos I have done a video for the song called “for your pocket and I just did a video for “correct” and I have a single like omofela, jogodo . And so far it’s been love from my fans and my family home and aboard and from everyone.
Tell us anything you want your fans to know?
Febian marine got talent is no fluke, I’m here to stay forever, if possible and I’m going to be doing big things and I am never gonna let dem down… And to my friends and family keep supporting good music, enjoy every minute of your life cuz you don’t know the next minute.
Stephanie Busari emerges only Nigerian selected as Yale’s 2020 World Fellow
Renowned journalist, Stephanie Busari, has beaten thousands of applicants from around the world to secure one of the few spots on the annual Yale’s World Fellow Program.
Stephanie Busari has been selected as the only Nigerian in the Class of 2020 for the annual Yale’s World Fellow Program.
The multi-award-winning journalist and editor at CNN Worldwide, Stephanie Busari, is widely known for exclusively obtaining the ‘proof of life’ video on the missing Chibok schoolgirls in the wake of the Bring Back Our Girls campaign.
The video exposition eventually led to talks with the insurgency group, Boko Haram, which resulted in the release of over 100 kidnapped schoolgirls.
She started off as a freelance journalist at BBC News before she moved to CNN in 2008; where she pioneered CNN’s first digital and multi-platform bureau.
Stephanie has since then amassed several awards including the Peabody Award and the Hollywood Gracie Award.
This is why it was only fitting that she was chosen alongside 13 other women and men as part of the elite set in Yale’s 2020 World Fellows program; a global leadership development program at the university.
Congratulations to @StephanieBusari, multi-award-winning journalist and editor at @CNN, for being admitted into the @Yale @WorldFellows Class of 2020.
More Info: https://t.co/kDG5m1Utdo #YaleWorldFellows #YaleAfrica #Nigeria @CNNAfrica pic.twitter.com/BF00uWxjvm
— Yale Africa (@yaleafrica) August 10, 2020
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Spanish actor, Antonio Banderas, has tested positive for coronavirus in Malaga, Spain, on his 60th birthday, the Daily Mail reported on Monday.
Antonio Banderas, who is best known for his roles in Desperado and The Mask of Zorro, announced his diagnosis on social media.
The actor revealed he was spending the day in quarantine and said that he was experiencing symptoms of fatigue.
Antonio Banderas reassured fans that he expected to make a full recovery in the near future.
It is not clear where the Madrid-born actor contracted coronavirus, but, translated from Spanish, his post read: “I feel relatively well, just a little more tired than usual.”
He said he was “confident that I will recover as soon as possible” from the “infectious process that I suffer and that is affecting so many people around the planet.”
The actor added that he would be spending his time in isolation focusing on reading, writing and resting
He said he would “continue making plans to begin to give meaning to my newly released 60 years to which I arrive loaded with desire and enthusiasm.”
Banderas has homes in Spain, the US, and near Surrey in England.
The actor’s work with Pedro Almodovar made him a star in Spain, before pop star Madonna introduced then to Hollywood.
Antonio Banderas carved an illustrious career spanning more than 100 movies, with huge blockbuster success including Philadelphia, Puss in Boots, and Pain and Glory.
Antonio Banderas previously suffered a heart attack in January 2017 and he later underwent surgery to insert three stents in his arteries.
Antonio Banderas is the latest in a string of high-profile figures to test positive for the illness, including Tom Hanks, Idris Elba, Bryan Cranston and the singer Pink.
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His son, Randy, revealed this in a video on Monday.
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