In this interview with trendsexpress Ogbeide PreciousTRENDSEXPRESS DIGITAL MAGAZINE brings you the exclusive interview with fast rising artiste TBAMS

TE: Many people know your songs, but not much of you as an individual. We want to know you better, who is Ogunfowora Adetola Abolaji ?
O.A: Smiles! My name is Ogunfowora Adetola Abolaji.
T.E: How did you come about the name Tbams?
O.A: “Tbams” is my acronym. I came up with this name as far back as 2005. I managed to make use of my initials so as to bear a unique alias.

T.E: What was growing up like for you?
O.A: Growing up wasn’t easy, nevertheless I still bless God, because when there’s life, there’s hope.

T.E: What’s your educational background like?
O.A: I triggered up my education by attending Bauoku Memorial Primary, asaka foko, in the 90’s. Then I started my secondary school in Ibadan Memorial Grammar School, before I changed to Liberty Secondary Academy, Odo-ona elewe ibadan. Lastly I had my National Diploma in Computer Engineering from Yaba College of Technology, Yaba Lagos.

T.E: So, how did you get into music?
O.A: **Smiles** How do I reply you this? Lol.. Well Music is what I really can’t snub in a day. I started having interest in music in 2008 to be precise, but then I couldn’t put my 100% attention, because I needed to go school first and then come back into music finally. Thus, I had really been having a huge passion for music back when before I turned it to my profession.

T.E: Is any member of your family into music?
O.A: The whole family loves music, so I can boldly say music is my intimate brother. **grins** meanwhile I also have an elder brother who is as well an artiste,  but we are all still working and praying hard to get to the top.
T.E: Who inspired you to start singing?
O.A: Mehn I really got lot of people out there motivating me in one way or the other. To mention a few, I have the likes of Jay Z, Late Whitney Houston, Akon, Fela Kuti, 2face Idibia, Wande Coal, Late Dagrin and 9ice.
T.E: Do you play any musical instrument?
O.A: I can play all sort of drums and the keyboard but not that much.
T.E: Which record label are you signed to?
O.A: I’m not under any record label for now.
T.E: Which international act would you like to do collaboration with?
O.A: Hmmm that’s gonna be interesting, but I can’t wait seeing myself working with Jason Derulo, Usher, Rick Ross, Chris Brown and Nicky Minaj.
T.E: what can you say of the Nigerian music industry, do you think it’s getting better or otherwise? And do you think it’s accommodating?


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O.A: In my own opinion, you just can’t compare the music back in the days to how it is these days. Nigerian music has really gone far beyond anyone’s imagination. More so, I can see myself overwhelming a huge number of fans with miscellaneous performances. So I presumed I’m gonna hold a household name in the Nigeria music industry soon as time goes on.

T.E: What makes you think you should be in the industry?
O.A: Yeah, I saw my space being empty which I had to give out good music to everyone in the world. I don’t emulate anyone, I usually make the kind of music I feel it would sound nice to the listeners and motivate them in one way or the other.
T.E: How do you handle/cope with your female admirers?

O.A: **Smiles** Nothing really, but I usually conduct myself. I don’t allow any side attractions to take off my focus.
T.E: Talking about romance now, is there a flame in Tbams heart at the moment?

O.A: Hmmm.. not really anyway.
T.E: What’s your definition of an ideal woman?

O.A: Ideal woman is the type of woman who’s always real, usually utters positive words, has a nice character and is straight forward.

T.E: Which musicians inspire you?

O.A: Got the likes of 2face, M.I Ababa,  Wande Coal, 9ice and the late Dagrin
T.E: What type of music do you do?
O.A: Hip-Hop
T.E: What inspired the song ‘Madolowo’?
O.A: I usually observe the way the so-called money is scare everywhere, which everyone usually prays and talks about. Then I had to come up with something that would make people believe that, they could also have the MONEY if they keep working hard and believing in themselves. While reminiscing sometimes ago, then I had ths inspiration of the chorus. So I went to the studio and told Krizbeatz this is what I want to come out with, then he said it’s really a motivational and inspirational song. Along the line I decided to feature a brother Fabulous Pizzy to also embellish the song.

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T.E: How do you balance your music with other obligations – family, friends e.t.c?
O.A: I always ensure I don’t allow my music to make people feel have changed towards them. I usually create time to visit some and with go out together if time permits.
T.E: Do you have any on-going project?
O.A: Tbams is working and coming out real big. Y’all watch out!
T.E: What’s next for Tbams?
O.A: Very soon I would drop the video of Madolowo with the remix and also drop more songs. 
T.E: How has social media been of help to your career?
O.A: It has really helped me in relating with people I never thought of meeting in the next five years. But still I believe God is still taking me places. We are just getting started.
T.E: What do you think about TRENDSEXPRESS online magazine?
O.A: TrendsExpress is no longer an upcoming magazine, believe me. It has gone far. Because I could remember when I had about it months back, but now Trends Express is now a big firm.. You guys are really wonderful and thanks for supporting up and coming artistes. God bless!
Bigger you all in the whole team!!!



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