TEEJAY: Good evening King IB May we know you?
King IB: I am Ibraheem Awwal Sanee Keffi, popularly known as King IB, i do trap music with hausa. A native of Nasarawa state; keffi precisely and hausa fulani by tribe. A graduate of ATBU, Bauchi.
TEEJAY: What first got you into music?
King IB: Expression; i wanted to express my feelings, my emotions, my story.
TEEJAY: Who or what inspired you to make music?
King IB: Where i come from inspires me, how i grew up, the survival is enough inspiration.
TEEJAY: How would you describe the music that you typically create?
King IB: My music is quiet different from what you listen to these days, i do trap music the bilingual way; Hausa majorly and bit of English. I created music of good storylines and creative arewa trap vibes, that would leave you relating to every word you listen to in my music while shaking your heads.
TEEJAY: What is your creative process like?
King IB: Honestly, it has been God, me; ‘ah just trust the process, believe in all of it’
TEEJAY: Who would you like to collaborate with the most?
King IB: Dreams come through, a whole lot on the list! ‘… from Meek Mill, Lil Durk, Roddy, Nafe Smallz, YCee, Wizkid, Ice Prince, Yung6ix, whole lotta… Allah gani gareka’
TEEJAY: Where are your favorite Venue?
King IB: Venue, anywhere the crowd vibes the most… ‘Buh frankly bah; it would forever be home; Keffi. The love from my people is something else, ah love ‘em from my heart… KEFFI GIDA!’
TEEJAY: How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
King IB: Without the internet a lot wouldn’t have happened, it plays a big vital role. We now get to meet other entertaining and like minds, it sends our creativity across the globe.
TEEJAY: Which is your favorite song ?
King IB: From me i love my YANE Song, and the new sound i dropped THRU IT ALL; highly creative trap vibes. Then not from me, got love for Lil’ Durk, Travis, Meek Mill, and Future; anyday anytime.
TEEJAY: Which famous musicians do you admire?
King IB: Future, Meek Mill, Travis, Lil Durk, K-Trap, most plenty other creatives.
TEEJAY: What is the best advice you’ve ever been given as it relates to music?
King IB: Everyday it’s from this advice to that advice; i just do what I believe is good for the brand and myself, so i push me regardless how thick the advice can be.
TEEJAY: If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
King IB: That attention and investment in the industry should be shown to us rising Northern acts.
TEEJAY: Have you ever dealt with performance Anxiety?
King IB: It happens quiet much, but all i do is remain calm and trust my instincts.
TEEJAY: Tell me about your favorite performance
King IB: YANE Listening Party… that’s the dopest I’ve every had, the attention, crowd, everything you can think of!
TEEJAY: Where do you see yourself in the next five years?
King IB: I see me sitting with lil durk, travis, talking music business ova good food ‘… ah love good food!’
TEEJAY: What are some of the challenges you face as an independent Artist?
King IB: “…ah have to do everything on my own, THRU IT ALL… babbah and e nor funny”
TEEJAY: Lastly, What advice do you have for upcoming artist looking up to you?
King IB: ‘THRU IT ALL.. Keep pushing, never stop believing, Allah baya barci…’
No limits, only the sky we look up to… From Nas town anticipating great love for kingib our tomorrow’s star