Mieibim Dappa affirms love for Afrobeat
From 2013, when he embraced music fully, Mieibim Dappa has not looked back. Even as a medical student at CATS College, Canterbury, United Kingdom, music remains his first love and best companion.
This 17 year-old budding talent, who just dropped the video of his wave-making single-Number One, is no doubt poised to play big in the industry, both at home and globally.
In a chat with the talented singer, and emerging music star, he recalled his sojourn in the nation’s highly competitive music industry began.
“I didn’t see it as a big thing then and thought it was only something for my friends to listen to and enjoy. After a while, I noticed a lot of people began to appreciate my music, thus the idea popped into my head, ‘Why not do this professionally and see how far it goes?’ And ever since, I have not looked back,” he said.
On why he sings only Afrobeat, Dappa stated that he opted for that genre of music, which was made popular by the late music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, because that’s what is highly appreciated in Nigeria.
“Nigerians love Afrobeat so much and I have decided to satisfy their yearnings with more of it. However, I’ve also recorded a couple of songs; I just released a video for my latest single, Number One. Paul Gambit directed it and the acceptance is massive and encouraging so far. As for the next releases, we’ll just have to wait and see.”