CAN WE MEET YOU??
My name is Okeke Kanu James popularly known as “Kayflex Baba”. I’m a musician/music artiste, Brand manager/publicist of Niggazmp3.com.ng, certified public relations practitioner, trained journalist/broadcaster, A&R, PR/Media consultant, social media addict.
WHAT PROMPTED YOUR SLOGAN & STAGE NAME “Kayflex Baba”??
Actually, the Name “Kay” was derived from my prefix Middle name “KANU” & “FLEX” was given to me after performing at a Concert somewhere in Lekki 2008, Lagos.”BABA” is usually what friends fondly call me. Hence the name KAYFLEX BABA is been patented so it’s exclusive to me.
INTERESTING!!. COULD YOU KINDLY TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT YOUR CHILDHOOD??
I am the last child from a family of seven & I’m from Abia State.
Hmm…growing up… I was quite pampered as I was the last born. Then I was very good academically back in primary & secondary school days. My talent made me stand out amidst of my peers & I was kind of a celebrity in my small world. Mom gave me her best unlike daddy, she really suffered for us all. Most of my downtimes while growing up came from seeing my mother cry. It wasn’t easy for her, only if she had stayed while longer but nature took her so soon. she did a great job, may their soul rest in perfect peace. I will make them proud.
IF YOU ARE TO DESCRIBE YOURSELF IN 3 WORDS, WHAT WOULD YOU SAY ??
Describing myself in three words?.. Uhmm.. I’m Just the “NEXT BIG THING”.
WHAT MOTIVATED YOU INTO YOUR PRESENT CAREER,
WHAT WAS OR IS THE DRIVING FORCE STILL KEEPING YOU GOING??
What motivated me into my career??…. I’ve always loved good music since I was a child. I started by dancing & Lip-singing as at then.. Lol (good old memories), I also listened to several genres of music.. especially Dancehall & Afro-pop. And I guess that’s where I developed some of my composition skills.
WE ARE ALL CURIOUS TO KNOW IF THERE IS ANYTHING NEW ABOUT KAY? ANY UPCOMING PROJECT??
What new about me??.. I’m presently working on my New single Titled “ONYEDIKAGI” & also an “E.P” ( my proper announcement & introduction into the entertainment world as it is). All I can say for now is “Watch Out!!” *in igbo movie advert guy’s voice*.. Lol.. But its gonna be a nice one.
WHAT OR WHO IS YOUR INSPIRATION??
My Major inspiration is God; because he deposited a huge amount of creativity in me & he inspires me & gives me new idea incessantly. I also have a lot of role models. Especially those who have crossed similar paths to the one I’m crossing ( Iso Scent Adewale Asogbon & Elman to mention few), & the environment where I live in.
HOW IS YOUR FASHION STYLE LIKE?? WHAT DEDICATES YOUR FASHION SENSE??
Hmm.. Do I really have anything that dedicates my fashion sense?? I just really like looking good & my definition of looking good is wearing what I’m comfortable & absolutely confident in. Yols! Darisit!!
CAN YOU TELL US ABOUT YOUR SCHOOL BACKGROUND?
I had my primary school education at Ututu Central Primary School in Abia State.
Then I kicked off my secondary school education at Muslim Senior College (MOSCO) at Iyan Oworo, Lagos. Unfortunately I was unable to push forward to the University after losing my parents.. So I decided to dive into my music career.
Oh no!! May Their gentle soul rest in perfect peace, accept our heart felt condolences.
WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE IN YOUR CAREER??
the major challenges I face is based on the fact that I’m not signed under any label yet. So I’m pushing & promoting myself & that’s not really easy & its quite expensive too. But I’m sure it all in good time.
ANY ROLE MODELS/HEROES/MENTORS?
I have lots of role models… P.square ( I so much love their creativity especially the fact that they sing & dance. They made me confident about exploring my creativity..) 2Baba ( I cherish his “soulfulnes”! Its so accentuated in his singing!! He’s just too much) others are Olamide, African China, Mr Ibu, Chris Brown, Funny bone. One of my major mentor is Jackie Chan! Lol… I love the way he make his videos. I also love the fact that he is not scared of taking risks ( that’s so obvious in his productions).
WITH YOUR GOOD LOOK & HUMORUS PERSONALITY WHICH YOU KNOW LADIES LOVE, HOW DO YOU COPE WITH FEMALE FANS??
Hmm…I’ll say I’ve been having Female friends ever since I was a small boy. From the days of primary school when I use to dance & lip-sing to my secondary school days. So as i grew I’ve learnt to handle them better over time. It’s really not a problem at all.
WE ALL KNOW IT’S HARD THESE DAYS FOR A GUY TO BE SINGLE, SO WHAT IS YOUR STATUS, RELATIONSHIP WISE??
Relationship status—> in love!! Lol… I have a girlfriend & we both love each other.. I guess that’s enough info on that.
WHAT ADVICE DO YOU HAVE FOR UPCOMING MUSIC ARTISTES & OTHER PERSONALITIES?
God first, & then be passionate about what you do & make sure you are very good too. Your passion & talent will make way for you.
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