Nigerian music producer and musician, Pheelz has for the longest time been known as one of Nigeria’s biggest producers who has made music for some of the biggest musical names out of Nigeria including Wizkid, Olamide, Davido, and more. In recent time, Pheelz has also gotten into releasing his own music and scored a very massive hit last year with his song “Finesse”.
Now during a new interview with The New Telegraph, Pheelz opens up about making the switch from being a producer to being an artiste as well as what his plans for 2023 include. Here is what Pheelz had to say.
During his interview, Pheelz was asked why he switched from being a producer to being an artiste and what his creative process is like. He said:
PHEELZ: It’s not really a switch for me because I’ve always been an artiste. I started as an artiste and I’m still an artiste. I just think I’m an artiste that produces as well and that’s the vibe. It’s not really a switch for me. This is who I’ve always been and this is who I’ll always be. My creative process is a bit chaotic because I wear multiple hats when I create. I have my producer hat on, but while I am working on the beat, the hat of a songwriter would just kick in and I would leave the beat and just jump into that. And then the hat of the artiste would kick in and I would record. So, it is an all-over-the-place process, but the music comes out nice at the end.
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Then Pheelz was asked: “Was the pay as a producer back then when you started too small and that made you to consider being an artiste?” to which he responded:
PHEELZ: To be honest, it’s not really about the money and it was never about the money. It’s just about me trying to tell my own story the best way I know how. Money is always secondary when it comes to my art and creativity.
It [music production] has been really lucrative, more than I actually expected. When you are doing something for the passion, the money doesn’t come to mind. So, when the money started coming in, it was really a surprise for me that such amount of money could be made out of something I do out of sheer passion.
Music production is something I’m passionate about and love doing, so it has really been lucrative for me because I’ve smiled to the bank a couple of times.
Speaking about his plans for 2023 and the future, Pheelz said:
PHEELZ: 2023 will be tours, more music, and God willing, an album. I just want to meet all the fans around the world and perform on different stages while making amazing music and art.
My vision is to be the biggest artiste to ever come out of Nigeria, Africa. I want to be one of the biggest voices ever heard in the globe. That is where my music is going and that is where it will be.