“I am a true laborer: I earn that I eat, get that I wear, owe no man hate, envy no man’s happiness, glad of other’s good”
I“Do not overrate what i have received, nor envy others. He who envies others does not obtain peace of mind.”
“The envious person grows lean with the fatness of their neighbor.” – EMiKING
These are the words of fast rising rapper EmiKing, he revealed the constraints hithren his project and career as a rapper. Read more below:
Kindly introduce yourself, stating your family and educational background.
EMI: My name is Rotimi Emmanuel Olajide, my stage name is EMiKING, formerly “EMIRAT Omookun” was born into the house of three boys raised in the barracks McCarthy Lagos Island. I attended command children’s sch Bonny camp vi , Lagelu Grammar School Agugu Oremeji Ibadan, Olabisi Onabanjo University, Ago Iwoye, Ogun State.
Have you always known you were going to be an artist, if yes, why? If no, what redirected your course to acting?
EMI: Yes… I was born into a Christian home,a white garment home so we sing a lot to glorify God. While I was growing I kept growing in music more and more passionately that it became part of me. I write, compose and perform.
Do you feel individually inspired to be creative in your acting skills or you’re an actor that follows through with the scripts?
EMI: I feel inspired by nature so my skills are in a great shape with nature.
What personal skills would you say has been of tremendous help to your acting career?
EMI: My writing skills, that is one of my strength and where my creativity keys in.
What would you call a major challenge(s) in your acting career, if you have overcomed it, how did you? If it’s still apparent, what are the possible solutions you’re planning to employ for this/these.
EMI: My major challenge has been funding my music project. Money, the ability to fund my craft. I know i am a beast yet unknown but I guess I am known now. Music is a career that needs much money to push and execute keenly. U have to fund it to walk past the obstacles.
Do you intend to pass down a legacy of your career to your offspring and mentees or would you rather be a great musician that came, saw and conquered and disappeared? Why?
EMI: I want to pass my legacies to my offspring, I believe my legacy is unique, undiluted and understandable only for the wise and the ones that want to be wise.
What would you consider your greatest acting achievement, if you have achieved it, how did you go about it? If not, what would it be and how do you plan on achieving this set goal?
EMI: I have two greatest achievements for now. The first was when I formally hosted a super star rapper in to my school as an undergraduate of “OOU” for an audio song premiere. This made an history breaking in the history of the university.As a student fast rising rapper inviting /hosting an African super star rapper in the school arena.
While the second greatest was dropping my EP album which I dropped in the year 2017
It was my first ever album and I had some amazing people on it too.
All this achievements soothes me and gave me more courage to do more.
What are your pressure areas as a Music Artiste trying to make a name in the vast and endless possibilities of the Nigeria entertainment industry? Do you see them becoming a win for you soon?
EMI: Pressures areas as an artist is where I get less recognition than what I put out there.. it’s a huge pressure for me. Turning it into a win for me has been my ideological strength and that’s persistence… I have been trying to do one or two no matter how bad my state might be.
Do you have any exceptionally admired Music Act in your sphere, that you could consider a role model/mentor directly or indirectly?
EMI: Yes I have … he is called Lil Wayne .. it’s tunchi baby!!! 🥰
What impacts have you made with your fame, prosperity and opportunities handed to you as a celebrity to your fan base and the society at large.
I have tried to make impact by trying to tell my fans both in the music and outside music that you owe God not your heart by doing Good to others.
Describe yourself in one word, kindly explain why you have chosen this word.
What is your take on celebrity marriage, would you do it knowing the very busy schedule of thriving actors and do you intend to preserve this union on your end if you do? If not, why?
EMI: I don’t like celebrity marriages and I don’t believe in it. I believe in having your unknown wife while u are nobody and becoming somebody with her by your side to become that cute celebrity couples.
What would you advise to people with unexpressed passion for Music who hasn’t found a support board yet?
EMI: My advice is that whatever passion you have can’t be unexpressed because noticing that you have that passion has been expressed to you first already… So my advice is that you don’t hide a passion on what you know how to do best. You do whatever you can to bring out that beauty of that passion in you and explore your talent immaculately.
What was your breakout moment in the entertainment industry and if this had not happened, would you still be pressing further in entertainment as a career?
EMI: It’s hasn’t happened yet! Creative Entertainment Industry has been my home, no where to run, so it is yet to come and I guess it is now!