A versatile and multi-talented artiste in Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba-Akoko (AAUA), Ogundare Henry, popularly known as K4C Nooni, in an exclusive interview talked about who he is, what influenced his music career, the challenges he had faced in the industry and more. Excerpts…
Introduce yourself and what you do?
My name is Ogundare Henry. I’m popularly known on campus as K4C Nooni, aka, Agba Awo, aka Lion. I’m a 200 level student from the department of Political Science, Adekunle Ajasin University. I’m a native of Ondo State, Akure to be precise. I’m a multi-talented artist. All way round entertainer, a rapper, a singer, songwriter, hype man, fashion designer, painter, event planner, a chef and so on. Just to mention few.
Tell us about your family and education background
I am born into the family of four and I’m the first child. I graduated from St. Thomas Aquinas College, Akure. I continued schooling here in Adekunle Ajasin University.
What are the challenges you faced so far?
Hmmm… The challenge I face now is no longer a challenge for me. Rather, I see it as an opportunity to rise again, stronger. Well, when I first started, the first challenge I faced was discrimination. In a situation when your friend can’t even listen to your song without looking for faults in your song and I’m a very shy person. Currently, the challenge every upcoming artist is facing is financial challenge.
In spite of all the challenges that you have faced so far, what has been your driving force?
My fans and the dream I gat to fulfill in this life.
Obviously, your primary assignment is your studies, how do you cope with music and studies?
I cope very good, even with every other things. I plan and know how to use my time. Even sometimes, I might be receiving lectures and lyrics will just pop out and before you know it, I will start vibing and composing.
Looking at how large the music industry is, what influenced you into singing in the first place?
Firstly, I’m a music addict. I love music a lot and I found interest in it then it finds interest in me too.
What are your aspirations in life?
To be a legend in the music industry not only in Nigeria but all over the world. For example, Burna boy. He no get two heads. I also want to be an entrepreneur and a philanthropist and a problem solver.
As an artiste, what is your biggest dream?
Seeing myself all over TV stations, radio stations etc, not for bad things or crime but for good deeds.
In the music industry, who are your role models?
My role models are Chinko Ekun, Oladips, Davolee, Kabe etc.
Give a message to all upcoming artists.
They should be determined and be motivated by themselves. No one will motivate you again. They will tell you if you wanna give up, give up. But seriously, na person wey give up fuck up. Do what is best for you and don’t depend on anyone. Humans can change.