Bobie E steps out stronger with Ojukokoro
After opening at the Wizkid’s Vibes On The Beach concert last December, fast-rising Afro-fusion sensation, Ezekwe Uche, better known as Bobie E, has continued to remain in the spotlight of music lovers. The singer has stretched his discography, restating his prowess with a heartbreak-themed song dubbed, Ojukokoro.
Speaking on how he started his career, he said: “I began my musical journey very early, and I started properly when I was in JSS 3. I was introduced to music early in life through my dad who loves music and has records from Majek Fashek, Angelina King and other artistes. I listened to a lot of them, and the records inspired me. I listened to the Majek Fashek Free Mandela album, and I wish I were the one that did the song, so, these were the things that inspired me. Though, my father never approved of me doing music then because he wanted me to study and do something else. Professionally, I started in 2017 when I met my manager, Dami, who is a medical doctor cum artiste manager, and that was when I did my first project, SUYA.”
On the inspiration behind him music, he said: “First of all, every profession has its call and it’s anointing, and I believe that I was called to do music. I was in JSS 3 when 2Baba released his Grass to Grace album, and I saw him as a competitor then, but my early influences were Paul and Peter of P’Square. My mannequin will still be in my video for Ojukokoro because she’s my everything. I am tired of doing normal women’s love; my mannequin is my love for now.”