My goal is for my music to take me places – Maximo
Afropop singing sensation, Lukman Ibrahim Pemisire knew popularly as Maximo, is a musician who has set his sight on reaching the zenith and he has affirmed his determination to use his music to achieve his objective.
According to the singer, his major goal in life is to impact the world positively and for his music to take him everywhere.
The talented artist, who adored Kizz Daniel and Adekunle Gold, praised the duo, saying they never disappoint in their delivery. “So it’s sweet to say I learned from the best.”
Speaking on what inspired his new single, Richboyz, Maximo, said he got rich early so he doesn’t know how to hate.
“But I hate when people ask me for money because they made it look like that’s all I am good for, which is a total turn-off for me. The truth is everyone wants to be rich, but not everyone is willing to do the smart works that lead one to be rich. That’s why I decided to use my song to pass the message across to people since music is a universal language that everyone understands. If they want to be rich, they should put in the work even if it gets hard and messy, they should never give up.”
The song produced by Whoweeka, the collaboration was facilitated by his friend, DirtyGold, who had an encounter with them a couple of times and vouched for their creativity.
The singer said the vibe of the new sound is a completely different one from the normal sounds people are used to.
He noted that this is more of Afropop, spiritual ominous sound and at the same time a danceable song that gives hope for anyone willing to take the bull by the horn in other to be a successful rich person.
Speaking on what challenge upcoming artists face, he said nothing good comes easy adding that he add an idea before deciding to go into music.
“Other musicians want to blow overnight but I’m unbothered. I just want to impact my audience positively as far as music is concerned,” he said.
Unbothered by how saturated the country music space is, he hopes to break into the Nigerian music scene, saying good stuff sells itself and he doesn’t need to blow his own trumpet, but let his music do the justice.
He assured fans to look forward to more singles before as he would bless their ears with sweet sounds and melodies from his forthcoming EP as soon as possible.
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