My goal is to take my music craft to the world – José Phyn
Upcoming artiste José Phyn has big dreams for her nascent music career. Having won for herself a huge fan base running into millions and still counting, the singer, whose real name is Josephine Solomon, says she wants the world to be aware of her brand of music and has vowed to pursue this without looking back.
Born and raised in Lagos, José Phyn is not just a singer but a songwriter, performing artiste and actress with a huge passion for the fashion industry.
Describing herself, the songstress, whose parents are from Edo State, said: “José Phyn is a people’s person, hardworking and passionate about her career because I love what I do. I am ambitious, result-driven and a goal getter. I am just a singer and I love to do it to the best of my ability. I am going to be myself even though there are many female artistes at the moment. I am going to work very hard in ensuring that I share my own craft with the world.”
Armed with a focus of the audacious kind, she already has to her credit, six singles including, ‘Come Here’, ‘Ikebe Super’, ‘Mofo’, ‘Crown’, and her latest releases, ‘Bad’ and ‘Mr Commando’ which at the moment are playing on every music platforms in the land.
“I’ll be dropping the ‘Bad’ music video officially next month by God’s grace,” she assured her teeming fans across the world, even as she urged them to look forward to something big before the end of the year.
The year 2021 is gradually itching close to the last quarter, and there are reasons for fans of the singer to be super excited for, according to her, “my plan is to drop like one or two singles and an album before the year runs out. So watch out cause it’s going to be mind-blowing,” she pledged.
Signed unto Dondino Entertainment, a Nigerian-based record label, José Phyn says the next two years would be used in building up her brand for better positioning in the music industry.
“I see myself becoming a household name and carving a niche for myself in the music industry, going on an international tour, having my own music concert and more albums,” she told this medium in a recent interview.
While many had their chosen careers aborted due to lack of parental support, José Phyn is among the few ones to count themselves lucky.
“My parents were my biggest fans and support system at the beginning till now,” she said. “They made me believe in myself and helped me want to be better.
“I could remember when I write songs and while rehearsing, they will sing with me and be like ‘this song is lit’ even though sometimes, it might not be too good. They encourage and inspire me a lot of times.”
She further traced the genesis of her sojourn into entertainment as a professional singer this way: “Entertainment for me has always been something I find myself doing and it’s one of those things that give me joy and fulfilment while growing up. I was usually one of the best dancers back then in the neighbourhood and everybody just loved it when I danced.
“My friends usually come to get me to dance at uninvited parties in the hood and just because I love music so much, I’ll find myself doing all the steps,” she recalled with a sense of nostalgia.
She recalled a fateful day when a decision was made and everything took off for her musically.
“One day, I was listening to a radio station and they played a song by Rihanna featuring Ne-Yo titled ‘Hate that I love you’. It got me so love-struck, influenced and very inspired. I said to myself I can do this and can be better. That’s how I got motivated to writing my own songs in my early teens, growing and grooming myself, though I grew up listening to the likes of 2Face and the Plantashun Boiz, Fela Anikulapo Kuti, Michael Jackson, Daddy Showkey, Tony Tetuila, Beyoncé, and Brandy, to mention a few,” she recalled.