Why I Stopped Singing Songs that are Not Sensible – D’ Prince

Stepping away from the shadows of his elder brother Don Jazzy, Mavin Records artiste D’Prince has proven that he isn’t a flash in the pan. The ‘Take Banana’ crooner in a new interview with Vanguard explains why he rebranded. He also gave his take about Korede singing Godwin in church. Excerpts:
  • The songs you do these days are different from the ones you started out doing. What is responsible for the change in your music?
Sometime last year, I had this re-orientation. It’s easier to make songs that are not sensible and it will be a hit overnight. We have done it before. I was with Don Jazzy in the studio and he said I have to start recording new songs. I had told him before then that  I wanted to start doing socially conscious
It took us weeks to deliberate if we should go that route or stick to our normal party music. We tried it out and I have started getting positive feedbacks. I  am yet to visit any blog that writes negative comments about the songs. When you actually sing something reasonable, people will reason and understand you.

I have realised  that you just have to put out music that people can get something out of. Even it’s a party music; it should still have a message in it. Fela did it. He had great songs and they had a message.
  • The fans blame the artiste for the bad lyrics and the artiste also says that is what the fans want. What do you think?
I think most A-list artistes know how to put a blend in the music. They make it playful and also still pass a message. You can always blend it.
  • Recently, your label mate Korede Bello performed Godwin in a church. A lot of people felt he shouldn’t have done that because he is a secular artiste. What do you think?
They have their point. It is one thing for a gospel artiste to perform in a church and another thing for secular artiste to perform gospel song in a church. Korede is saying that he can also go to the church and praise God. He has a right to praise God as a Christian, not as an artiste. You know how it is, some people didn’t see it that way.