In this interview, Abuja’s fastest rising sensation Chibel, talks about her love for music and humanity.
TNC: kindly tell us and your fans out there more about yourself even though we’ve seen you on TV couple of times.
Chibel: my name is Love Chinazaekpere Benjamin; stage name Chibel.
TNC: How long have you been singing?
Chibel: I have been singing for four years although it’s been in me all my life.
TNC: What genre of music are you into?
Chibel: am into Afro pop.
TNC: What instruments do you play?
Chibel: I play drums, keyboard and piano.
TNC: you come from a musical family background?
Chibel: Not really
TNC: Which famous musicians do you admire?
Chibel: I admire Yemi Alade, Flavor; Celine Dion also is my role mode as her music speaks to the soul.
TNC: How long do you practice daily?
Chibel: I practice for eight hours daily, especially when am in a good mood.
TNC: How do you balance and manage your music with other obligations of yours?
Chibel: Since I love music and it’s the passion of my life I don’t find it difficult to combine with other daily activities of mine. I juggle them both; you what I mean?
TNC: How many music competitions have you been to?
Chibel: I haven’t been to any national or international music competition aside church competitions and the experience wasn’t bad; I met people with big dreams and wonderful voices whose aspirations is an inspiration to the youths.
TNC: Do you perform in shows and occasions?
Chibel: Yes I do
TNC: Do you get nervous before a performance or competition
Chibel: No, I don’t
TNC: Who is your mentor in the music industry?
Chibel: I learn a lot from flavor, Yemi Alade and Phyno.
TNC: How do you handle mistakes during a performance?
Chibel: I just smile and make sure I don’t repeat the mistake again in the nearest future.
TNC: Do you have any regrets so far?
TNC: Aside music, what else do you do
Chibel: Am a fitness instructor, that’s what I do now, also aside music I could be anything that I want to be; it’s up to us to dream: and it will be.
TNC: Where do you see yourself five years from now?
Chibel: At the top, winning Grammies
TNC: Three music artist you would like to collaborate with
Chibel: Yemi alade, flavor to mention a few.
TNC: Is the Nigerian music industry encouraging
Chibel: Yes it brings out the best in you
TNC: What’s your advice for upcoming artists?
Chibel: They should work hard because it takes a lot to get to the top and still maintain it
TNC: Message to your fans
Chibel: I love my fans; I love you all and I won’t let you guys down