eet Nigerian-British born Rapper and boxer, McKennedy Ariwa, expressed his determination to work with great music producers like Don Jazz, Masterkraft, Sarz, and Davido and will also love to do music with Nigerian artists like Rema, Wizkid, Rotimi Akinosho, Davido, and many more great guys doing good Music, Obaland Magazine Esther Pushe Egbe who engaged him in a recent interview where he narrated how he got into music and more.
Can we meet you?
My name is Mckenndey Ariwa aka MK. I am The second child of my family. I was born in London, but my both parents are from Nigeria. I am an Ibo boy from Abia State. Music is in my blood. I will love to say this my mother, grandmother, Aunty and Sister are all beautiful singers. Music has always been something I wanted to do no matter where I find myself. I want to do music.
What drew you to the music industry?
I have been rapping since I was 15years old, but just for fun and I like music a lot.
Who are you inspired by?
Many different Artists currently Rema from Nigeria and Artist Kilo Jugg a British and Nigerian / British group of rappers.
Please explain your creative process
What’s an average day like for you?
Wake up if l am not working that day go to my friend’s studio and try to make some music.
Is there a hidden meaning in any of your music?
Haha not really I just express my life as an artist and the life I live.
Do you collaborate with others? What is that process?
Yes, I have two songs with local artists. I am working with two of my music friend one is called Zee and Kadz the songs will probably be out near the end of the year.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans?
What is your favorite part about this line of work?
People showing support by liking the music and when they message me it makes me want to push my music out more. I always reply to them, because they are the ones I make the music for.
Your least favorite? Why?
My least favorite part of music is when am making a song and it sounds different in my head, but when I record it, it sounds way off.
Have you ever dealt with performance anxiety?
I haven’t dealt with performance anxiety not yet.
Tell me about your favorite performance venues?
I have not performed yet.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
I will love to tell people who want to follow my style to be real to themselves, most time things get hard, but never give up along your way of greatness. They should always remember hard work is never easy and hard work pays off.
Where are you base?
I live in Muswell Hill North London.
How do you see the Nigeria Music industry?
I love the Nigerian music industry a lot. a different in a good way it’s a vibe that anyone can dance to.
Which Nigerian Artist will you love to sing or feature in your album?
I have always liked Rema and I would 100% do a feature with him, Wizkid and Davido. It will be amazing to do a feature with one of them.
Who is your favorite in the Nigerian music industry?
Rema is a great music dude, I will really love to do music with him.
Apart from music what else do you do?
I am an amateur boxer, but I have taken a break so at the moment am just making music and doing other jobs.