‘Urge to live a good life inspired my songs,’ Mawithie
Reigning Nigerian Rapper, Singer and composer, Mawthie has revealed that urge to live a good life inspired his hit song, “Normally”, Speaking in a telephone chat, the Benue state born said “when I heard the beat at first, I looked at how am living life and what was going on around me, obviously am living a good life. So I thought it should have been like this all the way. Then I knew it was something the street could relate to. That’s how I came up with the ‘Normally we supposed to dey ball’ vibe”.
He noted that it felt great joining the Lexa family, because it’s a dream come true.
“I mean, I’ve always prayed for this and God answered. So let’s just say, I feel super fly, with Lexa on board, I see myself on an International Level, shutting down Europe, shutting down America. I see me as one of the biggest names from Africa in five years time,” he said.
Real names, Edward Ungwanen Wealth who grew up in the North, also speaks on how it impacted his music career, and a background of his family and education, “growing up in Kaduna influenced my career a lot. In the sense that how I talk, I mean I’ve got a very unique voice, how I relate with people is gotten from my orientation in the north. And growing up, there were a couple of young guys in the hood who sang and seeing all that stuff motivated me a lot.
As for my family and educational background, “I’m from Ushongu in Benue State, I was born in Kaduna state where I lived my early life, where I had my primary school education. I did my secondary school education in Benue state. I’m the second, in a family of seven. I started creating music at a young age, I would wait for songs to play to the end, I would use the Outro part of the beat to do freestyles. At a very early age of 7, I already knew I had it in me” He boasted.
Mawthie who became an internet sensation when he did covers of popular Nigerian songs, said he has what it takes for his music to conquer the world, while describing his sound as hip hop blended with afro and soul.
Mawthie who had earlier plan to be a Military doctor will be dropping a single, followed by an EP later in the year. In a bid to take his musical career to the next level, he did covers and freestyles on YouTube, and Instagram, with great support from music producer, Graphic designer and Video director, Kindwiz, he became noticed by Owen Jeffery Igbinovia, the CEO Lexa Records who thought beyond doubt, he’s got to invest in this relentless talent. The video to his first official single “Normally” was shot by TG Omori. Nigerian superstars such as, Wizkid, Wande Coal, Burna Boy, Davido and Ycee are top on his list of future collaborations, indeed, Mawthie is set to take over the Nigerian Music industry by storm.