My songs keep me connected with Nigeria – Don Vs
For Nigerian-born singer, Don Vs, living abroad, far away from his family members, relatives and friends can be so lonely and frustrating. But to stay connected with his roots and not miss home so much, Don Vs uses his traditional music genre to get himself out of boredom.
Nigerians may be struggling with the challenge of infrastructural deficit -poor road network, unstable power supply, poor medicare and more – yet, Nigeria remains a beautiful country.
Home is home and nothing compares to its originality. Despite making a name and fortune for himself living in the Diaspora, where he churns out good music consistently, Don Vs, real name Uyinmwen Omosigbo, says he still remembers Nigeria and misses home.
“I miss so many things – my family, my fans and the hustle back then to get your music to be listened to,” he said.
Proud of his roots, Don VS savours the difficult road he walked to stardom and says no matter how rough the road is, no one should give up so soon.
“Never give up in life, pursue your dreams no matter the situation and environment,” says Don Vs
The Edo State-born singer says he feels proud anytime he passes on a message to the entire world through the vehicle of music.
“My best moment is seeing myself passing a message to the world through my music, and hearing my song everywhere here in the Diaspora,” Don Vs stated.
Not one to join issues with the government, Don Vs was asked for his comment on the recent suspension of the microblogging site, Twitter, by the Nigerian government.
“In my own opinion, I don’t have anything to say because the government is in charge. We pray for a better Nigeria”, said Don Vs.
Don Vs also disclosed plans to collaborate with Nigerian artists to produce an album.
“I don’t have a specific artist to work with but I will work with any of the artists depending on the song. So all artists are good and I will work with as many I can work with when the time comes.
“I started my music career back then in Nigeria in 2004. Benin City was my starting point. I was on a TV show called ‘Beat and Laugh’ at EBS, Edo Broadcasting Service,” Don Vs recalled.
Collaboration is one of the strategies both new and young artists do not toy with and as such, his proposal to work with Nigerian artists can only be sweet music to the ears.
Who knows what a collaboration with the likes of Burna Boy, Wizkid and Davido will do to Don Vs’ career in the years ahead.