Epic vibes come with an exclusive interview with Nigerian Artist EG Royce, let’s take a ride with him as he tells us some facts about his musical career.
What’s your real name?
My real names Are Esezobor Christian Murphy also known as EG Royce on stage.
What first got you into music?
My passion for music started far back when I was still a kid. I easily fall in love with sounds, vibes music makes me feel like I have nothing to worry about. I can still remember when I was still a kid when my dad used to attend deeper life Bible church and my mum attended Assemblies Of God Church. I could not stay with my dad in the church he was attending because it was so boring, they no sound, and most times I will sneak out and run to my mum’s, I go very close to the instrumentalists so I can feel all the sound sometimes I get smacked by my dad at home I don’t mind as music has always been my passion.
Who inspired you to make music?
Well, I would say Burna boy and David + Lil Wayne.
How would you describe the music that you typically create?
My music is colourful I mean it’s not predictable, I can switch depending on my mode and the sound that there is something I keep on balance that’s my lyrics and the set of people am trying to pass the message to at the very point in time I like creating electric vibes something to calm the body and also something to get you jumping.
What is your creative process like?
I like creating my vibes at night because at that time no disturbance, it’s just me, and my music mind cooking. I do well with sounds. Sounds help me to interpret the kinda vibe I should bring out. Anything can inspire me.
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Ahhhh Davido, Burna boy, Zlantan
If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
Davido and Burna Boy
What is one message you would give to your fans?
Please please please let’s love lead stop the heat and always listen to good music I have a lot of it on my cooking pot.
What is the most useless talent you have?
My eating habit too slow
Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
What songs. I actually got the Inspiration to compose two of my songs Angeline and Ginger while I was having my shower
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
Aah, I really wanted to join the Army back in the days before music took over, if I was not in the music business I think that would have been my line.
Where have you performed?
Fela shrine, Club Royals, Tee Bar, one house live studio, Club Austina, etc all in Lagos. Americanos, marvellous Benji’s hotel, star show at roundabout ikopaba hills, Guinness show at the ring road, lot’s of street carnivals birthday parties, etc… all in Benin city and some others I can’t remember
What are your favourite and least favourite venues?
My favourites are Americanos, Fela shrine. Least favourite none, I love them all.
Do you have any upcoming shows?
Yes, mostly street carnivals.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
Oh, to be honest, the internet is making It a lot easier for artists to put their projects out there and get new fans. Way back it was difficult to reach new fans to hear your songs but since the internet started playing a role in the marketing and distributions of music artist are now able to earn more from there songs and also build a wider and stronger fan base
What is your favourite song to perform?
I think it depends on the mode but for now, I will say billion and south
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Davido and Burna Boy
What is the best advice you’ve been given?
That would be when ELO G and Snoway told me I should take my music to the next level
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
A more easy way for upcoming artists to earn from their craft, it’s really not easy to put out projects and yet earn so little from it. it’s annoying and frustrating. A lot of upcoming artists have given up because of this.
What’s next for you?
Big things, tours, big concerts, and great music, and I also wish to work with lots of artists big or even upcoming as long as we make magic music.
Some tracks by Eg Royce
Eg Royce: Billions
Eg Royce: South
Eg Royce: Magik
Eg Royce: BOYZ
Eg Royce: Ginger
Watch some EG Royce music videos
EG ROYCE – LOCATE [Official Video] ft. KALEB
EG ROYCE – Rain [Official Video] ft. Rory Sky