INTERVIEW: Jobaa

Hi Jobaa, welcome to VENTS! How have you been?

Thank you for having me!…I have been great thanks.

Can you talk to us more about your latest single “Olla”?

“Olla” is my first single under JustJoJo Entertainment and it’s a an infectious up-tempo Afropop rhythm on a catchy percussion driven Afrobeat production.

Did any event in particular inspire you to write this song?

“Olla” is my first ever definition of versatility, I wasn’t that up-tempo Afrobeat/ Afropop type of artist and my team didn’t want me to boxed, so the production got switched up a bit and the inspiration just came based off a positive and energetic vibe in the studio.

Any plans to release any sort of video for the track?

Yes definitely, the video has been shot and will be out before the end of August…Directed by Ovie Etseyatse, I personally call him UVD (Ultimate Video Director) LOL.

How was the recording and writing process?

The writing and recording process was super great! Had an amazing time and invaluable experience working with one of the top African producers in Jaypizzle and having a great team around me with a lot of possible vibes, energy and inspiration.

What role does the UK play in your music?

The UK plays a big role, as I feel the UK is the biggest international and mainstream hub for Afrobeats right now and as a young new Afrobeats Artist, having the UK support is massive considering it’s also a buying market too.

Does the new single mean we can expect a new material – how’s that coming along?

Definitely, I have been cooking a lot of great music in the studio and “Olla” is just a taste of what’s to come! Two more singles before the year runs out and a body of work first quarter of 2021.

Any tentative release date or title in mind?

I would say no dates yet but surely before the year ends. Regards titles, that would be shared closer to the time lol.

Any plans to hit the road?

I feel I have a lot of work to still put in, as well as put out enough content before my team and I think of hitting the road. I am in no rush and prefer to follow and enjoy the process.

What else is happening next in Jobaa’s world?

A lot is happening to be honest, which are all very positive! but the main next steps are the release and promotion of the video for “Olla”, scheduling the next releases, more recordings, pushing the Jobaa brand and more.

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