Adeyinka Adeola Hazzan, popularly known as Yinka Rythmz, Omo Mr. Somebody, Mr. Gbas Gbos is a US-based artiste who has music running in his blood and he is awesomely experienced. He is well equipped and surrounded by the best in the game and he is quite energetic. In this chat with Tosin Clegg, he talks about his career and more…
How long have you been in music and what’s your genre?
I have been in music since I was little. Music is in my gene because it runs in my family but I started singing professionally in 2002. My style of music can be described as classical Afro Hip Fuji dynamic style. I compose and fuse hip-hop, trado fuji, juju, Highlife, naija R&B and jazz into my style and that makes it unique among my peers.
What are your biggest challenges as an artiste?
My biggest challenge is the shoe I am trying to fill, which is my dad’s footsteps. And I am trying to blend my daily life activities with the hectic schedule in the entertainment industry.
Who have you worked with so far and who are the acts you intend to work with?
In the past, I have worked with the who is who in the industry like late Dr. Sikiru, Ayinde Barrister, Alhaji Kollington Ayinla, Alhaji K1 de Ultimate, Abass Akande Obesere, Saheed Osupa, Sir Shina Peters, Rasheed Ayinde, Mike Okri, Dele Taiwo and many other US-based live band artistes. But I am looking forward to a collabo with Olamide, Iyanya, Niniola, Reekado and Wizkid.
Where do you see yourself in five years?
Having an empire of my own; being able to make my movement a worldwide household theme- “I Am Somebody” -and most important bringing back the organising of concerts like Jazz festival.