Kashmoney The Force sets “Bole Festival” afire in Port Harcourt
Coming out in recent times is a superstar in the making, someone whom the whole of Port Harcourt will be proud of.
After shutting down the recently concluded annual Bole Festival in Port Harcourt, an event which also played host to Fireboy DML and other artistes from the city, the well-read rapper seems to be a goal-oriented, focused and dedicated young man who doubles as an entrepreneur, humanitarian and the CEO of his record label, Empire Dreamin Records (EDR).
Determined to contribute his quota to the entertainment industry, especially in his city, Kashmoney said he intends to reach out to his community in every way to change lives by giving back. He added that he also wants to unite and motivate younger ones to believe in themselves and pursue their dreams.
“Life is about love and love is living”, he said; “so what is living if what I love cannot improve the lives around me?” he asked.
Going back in time, music for him started when he was in secondary school, rapping to the beats of hands on lockers and chairs, something very common amongst students. Jokingly called 50cents then, he will join other friends of his to rap-battle and on Saturdays, they gathered to listen to Rap Culture. He could not hide how he enjoyed his growing up when he blushingly said, “it was amazing growing up as a hip-hop head”.
Born Chukuebuka Akaran, the rapper took his stage name, “Kashmoney The Force” from his growing up days. Despite being a gifted rapper, he had impressed his colleagues as a business minded young man; hence the nickname “KashMoney”. When he opted to do music full time, he shortened the nickname to “Kash” and then added “The Force” to portray how much of a movement he is. Asked if music is a career or one of his many side hustles, he replied saying, “music is a way of life, a way to change lives and communities too”. He said even though he is using music as a way to reach out to his community, doing humanitarian aids and so on, he chose music as a career. He intends to build a strong and good platform; and so far they are having fantastic results.
With the likes of Omah Lay, Burna Boy and a few other artistes making global impressions, on how he intends to stands out amongst them, he said he is making a headway with a different vibe and style. “Music is an idea that comes from the person. A rapper is the person whose standards of life, intelligence, taste and approach to life has nourished his mind overtime, and from the lots he/she has acquired, he/she brings out a vibe to entertain his/her listeners”. He then added that, “if an artiste is real, focused and has good taste, the personality will in little or no time attract dedicated listeners which is the situation with Burna Boy”. He said he believes he has the nature and personality as well as the taste to draw his own dedicated listeners, which is why the acceptance of him and his music has been massive.
“That is a sign that people are listening”, he said; “I am glad people love his music and brand”
On what good music means to him, he said, “Good music is a song that can captivate the ears, the heart and soul of the listener. A song with undiluted message, the sort the people in a sphere of civilization can relate with. Tupac called it a ghetto gospel”, he added.
Nigeria has profited from young talented and ambitious musicians in recent times and we are glad Kashmoney The Force is joining the list and hopefully take the standard to the next level. His fans are looking forward to hearing more entertaining songs and society liberating projects from him.
No comments yet