Since 2013, when he embraced music fully and professionally, Mieibim Dappa has not looked back.
Although, a medical student at CATS College, Canterbury, United Kingdom, music, however, remains his first love and best companion.
This 17 year-old budding talent, who just dropped the video of his wave-making single, Number One, is no doubt poised to take over the music scene, both at home and globally.
In a chat with the gifted crooner and emerging music star, he opened up on how his sojourn in the nation’s highly competitive music industry began.
In the words of the soft spoken Afro Beat crooner, he actually started music with a friend in 2013.
“I didn’t see it as a big thing then and thought it was only something for my friends to listen to and enjoy. After a while though, I noticed a lot of people (family, friends, and acquaintances) began to appreciate my music, thus the idea popped into my head: Why not do this professionally and see how far it goes? And ever since, I have not looked back”, he disclosed amid smiles.
On why he sings only Afro Beat, Dappa stated that he opted for that genre of music, which was made popular by the late music legend, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, because it’s highly appreciated in Nigeria.
“Nigerians love Afro Beat so much and I have decided to satisfy their yearnings with more of it. However, I’ve also recorded a couple of songs. I just released a video for my latest single, Number One. It was directed by Paul Gambit and the acceptance is massive and encouraging so far. As for the next releases, we’ll just have to wait and see. My message, drive and determination all combine to stand me out from the crowd”.
Speaking further, Dappa, who looks up to famous musicians such as Wizkid, Davido, Olamide, Reekado Banks and a host of other young stars as role models, added that he is already combining music with his medical studies without any stress or clash of interest.
“I intend achieving my goals by setting my priorities right; simply by creating a balance between my academics and my passion (music).”
The handsome entertainer, who has performed and thrilled music lovers at various events, including the DRB concert among others, stated that his projections as an artiste are to ensure his music is appreciated and spread far and wide, while showing his fans love.
On the issues of handling his female fans and shunning drugs, the football-loving singer said:
“I love my female fans; mind you, without them, there is no me; a big shout out to them! Sincerely speaking, I, Mieibim Dappa hates drugs and won’t partake in such; it’s all about discipline, family up-bringing and personal principles. Also, a big shout out to my parents! Let’s just say it’s all God’s doing. It wasn’t easy gaining their support, but with the help of my brother and aunt, and prayers, I was able to gain their support. Also, I assured them that music won’t affect my academics in any way, because for me, my academics is very important. And so far, I haven’t disappointed my family and I pray I don’t, God helping me.”