You should watch the video here:
You should watch the video here:
I’m sure if there’s one song you remember from summer, it’s definitely Bobson’s ‘Vibe with Me’. With over 21,000 plays on Soundcloud and the official video having over 14K views, Bobson has made quite a statement and has let everyone know that he isn’t here to play games and he is ready to take on the industry. In this interview, Bobson (also known as ‘Famous Bobson’ or ‘Famous’) tells Lucid Lemons about his background, music and future plans.
Bobson: My name is Bobson Iyovwaye and I am 20 years old, and the first child of three. I am Nigerian, an Urhobo man from Delta State to be precise. I grew up in Warri in Delta where I lived for most of my life, but currently, I live in Lagos State.
Bobson: No, I schooled in Faith Academy in Ogun State, and as well as Westminster College in Lagos. I also attended Babcock University, Ogun State. I am currently in Bells University, studying International Business.
Bobson: Not really, but my family has an Oil and Gas business and I do intend to be a part of it.
Bobson: Definitely, I mostly write about true life situations and so a lot of the experiences I encountered in high school reflected in my music. My current university has also been a major impact. The environment and the people have influenced my sound and growth a great deal.
Bobson: Kool and the Gang. My dad played their music a lot and so I would spend most of my time listening and understanding their style.
Bobson: No, I did not have a musical background
Bobson: I started in 2013, I recorded my first song titled ‘Life of a Loner’
Bobson: The reception was alright because most of the listeners were my friends. Listening to the song now seems like I was confused back then. I was clearly just playing around.
Bobson: I’d say 2016 when I released ‘Vibe With Me’ featuring Ozone.
Bobson: There have been a lot of changes – my sound, delivery, content, listeners and maturity.
Bobson: Definitely ‘Vibe with Me’. It really exposed me to a whole different crowd. Before that, my listeners were mostly my friends and school mates, but Vibe with Me got me recognition all around, even in places I had never been. It also got me a lot of shows and performances.
Bobson: Definitely ‘No Time’ because it was an easy vibe. I met up with David Meli, Marv and Aaron in Huddersfield, England. We were all vibing and I recorded in less than 2 hours.
Bobson: It was the hardest thing I’ve ever done in my life. It was so hard looking for funds and setting up the whole thing. I had to shoot for 2 days and it was really stressful, but I thank God it came out successful in the end.
Bobson: The best artiste so far will be Ozone, and the best producer is Minz.
Bobson: I’d describe my music as one that gives off a happy vibe, and it mostly reflects my mood majority of the time, which is happy and playful.
Bobson: Real life stories mainly. For example ‘Vibe with Me’ was based on what happened in my previous relationship, and also ‘No Time’ just basically expresses how I was feeling at the time.
Bobson: It definitely has to be combining school and music.
Bobson: Getting to perform in Birmingham.
Bobson: My mother is my biggest fan, still waiting for my dad’s support though.
Bobson: Really massive actually and by far the fastest plays I have ever had. It’s not even been a month and it has over 14.5k plays on Soundcloud. It usually takes my songs 2 to 3 months to reach that.
Bobson: I would say it’s because of how good the song is, and possibly because of how consistent I have become. People are starting to respect the new school guys and they’re paying us attention now. So it’s normal to see the support being bigger than before.
Bobson: Definitely, the ‘No Time’ video is coming, directed by TG Omoriviews. Watch out for that!
Bobson: The only thing I can say is that it’s about my love life.
Bobson: So far, it’s looking so. But it’s still too early to tell.
Bobson: Working for my Dad or doing some sort of business.
Bobson: Besides music, I’d say acting. I feel I could play a pretty good character.
Bobson: I’d love to work with Davido. He’s my favourite.
Bobson: I’m in a relationship with music lol.
Bobson: Set up a plan, have good friends to see your dreams come true, pray to God and believe everything is settled.
Check out Bobson’s new song – ‘Move On’: