Afrobeat HipHop creator Black Dove speaks about creating an international music brand in 2019.
Afrobeat HipHop creator, Akeem Raji aka Black Dove speaks with Jacqueline Jax about the importance of creating music that makes a difference in peoples lives through vibe and tone. Also discussion on building an international music brand. The importance of your story, consistency and the authenticity of your brand message.
Band Name: BlackDove
Person Interviewing: Akeem Raji
Song name: Walk My Way
Music Genre: Afrobeat/pop/hip hop
I live in Atlanta Georgia.
This song is about a man who walks into a club and sees a woman whom he's highly attracted to. He wants her to walk his way so he can get to know her more so they communicate through eye contact.
My music is composed of a wide variety of fun, life lessons, and even everyday struggles. I create because it's an outlet for me. I also like to impact people's lives through my music as well. Everyday situations inspire me to make music.
How do you think this release represents your current direction.
This current release represents the expansion of the overall brand going international.
What most inspires you?
I'm a very laid back person and down to earth. I create music because I feel it brings people from all over together and gives a sense of familiarity. Music enriches my life because it's a form of therapy for me. My favorite instrument is the piano because it's very smooth to me.
My favorite quote I got from the late Fela Katie. "Music is the weapon of the future."