MIEIBIM DAPPA TALKS LOVE FOR AFROBEAT
By Francis Sadhere
17-years-old budding talent, Mieibim Dappa has dropped the video of his single, Number One, and according to the artiste, he is poised to take over the music scene, both at home and globally.
In the words of the soft spoken Afrobeat crooner, he actually started music with a friend in 2013.
“I didn’t see it as a big thing then and thought it was only something for my friends to listen to and enjoy. After a while though, I noticed a lot of people (family, friends, and acquaintances) began to appreciate my music, thus the idea popped into my head: Why not do this professionally and see how far it goes? And ever since, I have not looked back”, he disclosed.
On why he sings only Afrobeat, Dappa stated that he opted for that genre of music, which was made popular by the late music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, because that’s what is highly appreciated in Nigeria.
“Nigerians love Afrobeat so much and I have decided to satisfy their yearnings with more of it. However, I’ve also recorded a couple of songs. I just released a video for my latest single, Number One. It was directed by Paul Gambit and the acceptance is massive and encouraging so far. As for the next releases, we’ll just have to wait and see. My message, drive, and determination all combine to stand me out from the crowd,” said Dappa who is a medical student at CATS College, Canterbury, United Kingdom.
Speaking further Dazzling Dappa, who looks up to famous musicians such as Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, Reekado Banks and a host of other young stars as role models, added that he is already combining music with his medical studies without any stress or clash of interest.
“I intend achieving my goals by setting my priorities right; simply by creating a balance between my academics and my passion (music).”