We had an interview with Viveeyan, a well talented female creative who was also featured on the WETALKSOUND LOFN 4 Album Collection (If you haven’t listened to that project, you’re slacking) on Twitter. She was a very interesting and credible person to work with!
Q: Tell us more about yourself Viveeyan. What do you do apart from music?
Viv: I work in advertising comms. I’m a senior copywriter, a voiceover artist and I create advertising jingles as well.
Q: That’s amazing! When did you go into music and how did it start for you?
Viv: It started when I was young. My Dad always played music around the house so it helped. At age 9, my Dad turned it up a notch, encouraged me to write, do my exercises and we started visiting recording studios.
Q: When I listened to your song “The Bull’s Eye”, I had a certain feeling that song came from a deep place. Can you share what/who inspired the song?
Viv: “The Bull’s Eye” is basically a story officially announcing that I have decided to want to be ‘serious’ with music, do music for the sake of music and be consistent with it so it chronicles the thoughts, fears and aspirations.
Q: “Taking music seriously”…So far, what’s your favorite thing about being an artiste?
Viv: I think the best part will be seeing people appreciate what I write and listen to it. It is always very heartwarming.
Q: We definitely appreciate that. Your music has a vibe to it. How would you describe the music you make?
Viv: Good Storytelling. Lyric writing is one of my super favorite things about doing music so I always make sure I’m telling a story. I want it that people can see themselves in the words and own the music.
Q: That’s beautiful. Moving forward in your music journey, who would you love to collaborate with?
Viv: Obviously, I would love to work with Beyoncé someday but I’d also like to work with a lot more rappers and singers like Tems, Chike, 3rvhmz, M.I Abaga, Johnny Drille, Omotayo, Nonso Bassey and any other artist that makes well written music.
Q: When they listen to your music, I’m sure they’ll love to work with you as well. Viv, do you think being a lady and a Nigerian has any negative effects on your music journey?
Viv: Personally, I think in the Nigerian music scene, people care more about the music than the gender. If the music is good, you’ll get accolades. That’s why we have women like Tiwa Savage, Simi, Tems, Niniola, Teni and many more doing great.
Q: Niceee! Do you have any upcoming projects? When should we be expecting it?
Viv: Definitely! I’m working on a body of work and also collaborations with some really fine artists. No set date yet but definitely this year.
Q: I can’t wait! On your personal chart, what are the songs currently rocking the top 5?
Viv: I don’t really rank songs because I like to just enjoy them for what they are based on. I have listened to a lot this month at random but Angel Haze “CHI (Need To Know)” and FaveSzn “M.O.M.M.S” have been stuck on repeat for the most part.
Cool! Thank you so much for doing this with us. We’ve come to the end guys! Follow Viv @Viveeyan on Instagram, Twitter and Spotify. Here’s a fanlink to her songs: https://linktr.ee/viveeyan
Just like I enjoyed interviewing her, I also love listening to her music. Let me remind you that we dinnor use to hype nonsense on this blog oh… Thanks. More interviews rolling in!