Interview: It’s Krizbeatz, The Drummer Boy, Talks His Coke Studio Africa Debut
Coke Studio Africa is at it again, bringing together artists from all over Africa to celebrate music and art. The event marks the end of a great year in music and artists take this opportunity to collaborate and create tracks to feed the soul.
Chris Alvin Sunday, known as Krizbeatz The Drummer Boy, a producer and sound creator from Lagos, Nigeria had the pleasure to feature in this year’s Coke Studio festivities as one of many the artists. After having a sit down with him to talk about his hit song 911 featuring Yemi Alade and Harmonize at the Supersport Studios, I got the inside on whats to come next for the Nigerian artist.
KenyaBuzz: What genre of music do you work with?
Krizbeatz: I do afro and dance music. Its called ADM for short. You can call it the new wave as well.
KenyaBuzz: So you’re part of the music producers on the upcoming new season of Coke Studio. What does your job on the show entail?
Krizbeatz: Basically, its producing, writing and arranging the music. Besides that, I will be performing as well.
KenyaBuzz: What would you say is the secret to making a Pan African hit across the continent and the world?
Krizbeatz: There’s no formula to it. No secret. You just have to do it the way you feel it, you know? If you love it, I’m sure people will to.
KenyaBuzz: How old were you when you started?
Krizbeatz: I think I was about 17, back in Nigeria.
KenyaBuzz: 911 featuring Yemi Alade and Harmonize is still a major hit across Africa. What should we expect in the future with the collabs you choose to have?
Krizbeatz: You should expect a shutdown from a collaboration between Nandy and Mr. Eazi. Its a beautiful love song.
KenyaBuzz: What do you celebrate most about the African music scene?
Krizbeatz: The togetherness definitely. Everybody coming together to make music, keeping their differences apart.
KenyaBuzz: Are there any personal jobs you’re working on?
Krizbeatz: Oh yeah. I’m working on my own album, the second one. So we’ll be releasing a new one next year. Its going to have a whole lot of artists across Africa and internationally.
KenyaBuzz: What can you say you’ve learnt from this entire experience in music?
Krizbeatz: Don’t lose focus. When everything seems to be crumbling, you always have to keep your eyes on the prize for sure. When you hit your goal, set new goals.