My music amplifies everyday Nigerian reality – Wichyskills
Abuja-based artiste, Wichyskills says his music philosophy is making music that relates to the everyday people.
“I do not want to just entertain, I want to make music that will relate to people on a personal level,” the singer whose real name is Richard Achimugu says.
Truly, a listen to his debut album ‘7daysAweek’ confirms this devotion.
The 9-track project, which was released in 2020 features stars like Erigga, Blaqbonez, B.O.C, Acetune, Lord Zeus and Black House.
7daysAweek chronicles the highs and the lows experiences of every Nigerian, from age 16 – 70.
First track of the album, ‘The Ongoing Call’ sends a prayer of hope to everyone struggling, while in Konji featuring Erigga, Wichyskills appointed himself a voice outlet of those who are obsessed to make it – Konji no be sickness, he sings sonorously.
As with most musicians, there is a story to Wichyskills’ music philosophy.
In 2009, he started recording and in the same year; he was enrolled as an apprentice to learn carpentry.
These two worlds are conflicting because as a musician, he was to be the star in the room. But as an apprentice, he should learn to watch and follow what the masters say.
Maneuvering these two worlds and higher institutions as a young man handed him a window to different realities of Nigerians.
12 years and counting, Wichyskills says he is only getting started and he won’t stop till he “sells huge records and sell out arenas”.
Listen to his projects here – Wichyskills projects.
2021/09/24 at 1:21 pm
All I pray for every day is for labels like the DMW, Mavins YBNL to discover this guy. The guy is gonna bring them plenty money