Roze is a Nigerian American music duo based in the US with real names ‘Row’ Rodney and ‘Zuwa’ Osazuwa Agbonayima. Roze is signed to U & I Music. They are a blend of Hip Hop, RnB, and most notably Afrobeat which is a hot and legendary genre in their home country Nigeria. Their new single ‘ILEKE’ talks about the African woman, her shape, and the Waistbeads that are mostly synonymous with the African Woman. The song “ILEKE” is produced by Mekoyo (IG: @mrmekoyo).
The “LEKE” has been picked up on over 10 radio stations and continuously getting added to club playlist. This band is making a lasting impression. The song is good for radios and clubs all over the world. The song is well-produced, with an excellent mix and vocal delivery is on point.
Here is what the band had to say:
1. What first got you into music?
ZUWA: Listening to old mixtapes my Grandad used to play in his car as he drove us to school.
2. Who inspired you to make music?
ROW: In some way, we were influenced by several songs we grew up listening to. This includes the likes of several afrobeat artists, hip hop artist, etc. Our parents as well. Nigerian parents are typically known by some for not wanting their kids to do stuff like this. So their support as a big inspiration to us as a band.
3. How would you describe the music that you typically create?
ZUWA: We’d describe it as a vibe.
4. What is your creative process like?
ROW: The process varies. Constantly humming a tune in my head till I let it out in the studio, working with different producers. No standard process. However, we do tend to repeat some processes that bring about crazy energy to our work. Can’t force it though. Gotta make sure the music comes out naturally!
5. Who would you most like to collaborate with?
ZUWA: Travis Scott, Burna, Drake, Davido, Skepta, I couldn’t name them all.
6. If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?
ROW: Drake, Wizkid, Jcole, Davido. The last year 2019 we opened for Future, Zlatan, Burna Boy, 2Face, Alibaba, and others in Lagos, Nigeria that was
7. What is one message you would give to your fans?
ZUWA: Only do or say something if you can back it up.
8. What is the most useless talent you have?
ROW: Uhhh. Lol, nothing comes to mind for me!
9. Do you sing in the shower? What songs?
ZUWA: Always do. The songs just pop out at random.
10. What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
ROW: I would be a petroleum engineer. I mean I am about to get a degree in it anyways
11. Where have you performed? What are your favorite and least favorite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?
ZUWA: Performed at Eko Hotel in Nigeria, in Houston Texas, Eko Atlantic, and at some clubs. Don’t have a favorite or a least favorite. And due to lockdown, we don’t have any upcoming shows at the moment.
12. How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
ROW: It had done tremendous things for the artist. Imagine artists from years ago selling CD’S. I mean now you can open a phone and hear it over a million times on repeat wherever you are.
13. What is your favorite song to perform?
14. Which famous musicians do you admire?
ROW: Drake, Wizkid, Lil Wayne, Davido, Fela Kuti, Burna, J cole. There are so many of them.
15. What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
ZUWA: That’s confidential!
16. What is the best advice you’ve been given?
ROW: When you don’t know anything. Don’t pretend to be knowledgeable by giving answers. The hardest and easiest thing to say “I don’t know.”
17. If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
ZUWA: I’d make the general taste in music more openminded than usual.
18. What’s next for you?
ROW: Make more music. Keep ourselves busy/happy. Keeping our fans entertained.
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