We recently had a chance to sit down with one of the beautiful and lovable artist, 2Gb. As the name suggests, she is actually 2gb and dont be deceived by that. The power in her voice and her lyrics are actually more gigabytes than you can ever imagine. We had time to discuss some few things from her career as a musician and how the journey has been. Here is the interview:
T.A : Your last song Tulia garnered a lot of attention locally. Why do you think people related to it so much?
2GB : I believe as a human being I tend to speak to my audience through music and for this reason I pass across massages with either firsthand experience or I speak from the view of another in the same shoes. “Tulia” is a heartfelt voice of a woman in love pleading for her lover to stay, this is something that happens in everyday life of a Kenyan woman or even men for that matter where, no matter how much I as a woman offer to a man I so love, I still have to go that extra mile to keep him loyal to me.
T.A : Is 2GB a diva as the name suggests, or is it just a name?
2GB : Well, I believe to be a very talented lady- thank God for gifting me the voice to sing, a truth and bold speaker, independent thinker and a lady of class. So you tell me, do I qualify as a diva or it’s just a name?
T.A : I Believe you are both. So what’s the most diva moment you’ve ever had?
2GB : I would say every time I perform, I always bring the whole African woman energy to the stage and hey, you can’t get better diva moment than this.
T.A : What would you say is your proudest moment/biggest accomplishment in music?
2GB : Well everything I accomplish in my day to day music journey is huge, as an artist touching even the most tiny souls is really huge because my job is not only to entertain but I am a figure than many look up to and my action may as well shape someone’s future. But on matter accomplishments- I have bagged two awards at the UAE Awards 2016 for the best East African Artist and Best Dancehall Song for my single “Amka Ukatike” featuring Ugandan dancehall maestro Kalifa Aganaga.
T.A : Thats Big!! Congratulations for the awards. How much harder is it as a female in the industry, do girls have it easier or harder?
2GB : It’s never easy for any gender male or female, but for women you have to work twice or thrice as harder to be on the same level or at least be recognized. I believe most people never take women as serious in the entertainment scene, women have to be careful of the choice of topic before writing about their music or even basic video scenes for a female musician has to be well thought through unlike for men who get to sing about just anything.
T.A : It must be hard dealing with all the male attention in such an industry, how do you cope?
2GB : Hahaha, no it’s not. For one, learn to know yourself first, you cannot be the same person you are on stage at home, so once you know where to be who then be professional about your hustle. I treat my fans with great love and respect and it’s amazing the same is reciprocated from them and this has helped grow my career.
T.A : Who are you yearning to work with both locally and abroad?
2GB : Am Kenyan and I feel the level of talent has grown, so depending on the type of music I will be doing I’ll pick different artists but if I were to release reggae track I’ll most probably hook up with Gravitti Band and internationally I think a verse by Medikal from Ghana would be super fine.
T.A : What three things would you advice any upcoming artist to invest in as they pursue their dreams?
2GB : Music requires more than just talent, to any upcoming artists one I would say invest in time, two invest in good friends and family for the much needed support and lastly the most important part never cease to pray every day.
T.A : Which industry individuals have been the most helpful in your quest to achieve superstardom, and how?
2GB : A lot of figures have played important roles in my growth and am really grateful for their efforts from Richard Gitonga aka Richie-G of ATL Entertainment, producer Challenger Pro, Kalifa Aganaga, Shem Ignatious of Kenyan Musik Entertainment, Deejay Lyta and many more that I haven’t mentioned.