Hello there little monster, what are you up to?
The ‘monster’ is actually having the time of his life; I am getting to travel around the world to promote and sing my songs, and people are reacting positively about it, so it is good. I'm happy. Today I'm in the UK, and it is always great to be back here. Over the past few days I've been all over, I’ve been to the big cities such as Manchester and Liverpool - I like the fact each city has its own identity. It’s great.
So, tell me a bit about what you’re here to promote?
I'm here to promote not only my single, but also a lifestyle. I am global person who happens to love music and being an artist and an entertainer. I am here to promote a movement with my first single 'Miss Me’ featuring Nelly. I am also here as an ambassador for the Redone family and 2101 records.
And if we didn’t have any clue as to who you were, what three words sum you up?
Afro. Viking. Sunshine.
And as Jacko had the Moonwalk and Elvis had the snake hips, what do you have that makes you unique?
Like those 2 major entertainers, I am definitely keen on bringing entertainment back to show-business. So what makes me unique is I use all the elements of show-business in my music. Dance is integral to this. For me dancing is as important as singing. I have a signature move for every one of my songs, so people can not only sing along, but also dance along.
Now, clearly we need to get to know each other more, so tell me an interesting fact about you that no one else knows?
I am afraid of snakes. I don't like the way they move or the way the look. And I have a huge passion for sweets - I eat too many sweets. Way too many...
What song do you wish you’d written?
Michael Jackson ‘Heal the world’ because the world needs to be healed. And the message is just perfect - we need more of those kinds of songs.
If I was contemplating coming to your show or sitting at home and TV, how would you convince me to come out?
My show is not just a concert, it’s a party. So if you feel like having the party of your life that day, you should definitely not stay in and watch TV. And if it’s raining outside, my event is where the sun is.
And if you were to take me on a trip to your hometown, what would be the first place we’d go?
It feels like I have 3 hometowns today. If I were to take you to Kinshasa in the Congo we would drive straight to my family home, that is an experience. Having 15 brothers and sisters, with them all being so different, it is a way of getting to know the Congo and getting to know me. Stockholm would be hometown 2. I think I would take you to the Swedish countryside just outside Stockholm, because it is really unique and special. Los Angeles, would be my third hometown. I would take you to see my good my friend P Diddy at one of his house parties there.
Who was the last person you called / text and what for?
The last person I text was actually Red One. I texted him to tell him that my studio session in the metropolis studio in London went really well.
If you were a superhero, what would be your superpower?
If I could have any super power I would definitely heal people. If I had to be a super hero, it would be Batman - he is really cool and the story behind him is amazing.
If you had to date a member of the same sex who would it be?
What was the last thing you bought?
Last thing I bought were underwear and socks from H&M, at the plaza shopping mall in Leeds.
Have you ever been arrested?
Yes I have been arrested. For causing chaos in traffic. I had an argument with a police officer who stopped me for me for having my car lights on during the daytime. In the Congo they should only be on in a case of emergency. He was trying to get me to pay/bribe him to let me off. And I wouldn't, I insisted on going down to the station. So he had to arrest me.
Speaking of prison - if you were to send someone to prison for crimes against music, who would it be?
I would love to send to jail the people who were taking advantage of artists or musicians. People doing monkey business in the music business.
What were you doing last night at 11?
I was in the studio. Doing what I love the most: making music.
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