Magixx, an aspiring musician who had been passionately pursuing his musical dreams for approximately 15 years, had an incredible stroke of luck when he was discovered and signed by the renowned music executive Don Jazzy. The talented artist recalled that he began recording his own songs at the tender age of 13, showing a remarkable dedication to his craft from an early age. Being signed by Don Jazzy was a dream come true for him, as he considered it a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity that many young artists yearn for.
During a recent interview, Magixx couldn’t contain his excitement and gratitude as he spoke about this significant turning point in his career. He expressed his deep appreciation for the chance to work with Don Jazzy, acknowledging the music mogul’s influence and status in the industry. The young artist had faced numerous challenges along his journey, but he persisted, working tirelessly to make his mark in the music world. Finally, his unwavering determination paid off, and he found himself with the support of one of the most respected figures in the music business.
Reflecting on his musical journey and the development of his unique sound, Magixx highlighted the profound impact of several iconic musicians who served as his biggest influences. He cited Lagbaja, a legendary Nigerian musician known for his distinctive style, as one of his earliest inspirations. Additionally, he expressed admiration for the timeless music of the Canadian diva Celine Dion, as well as the influential works of the late Tupac and Notorious B.I.G., iconic figures in the rap genre.
Growing up, Magixx’s exposure to the captivating rhythms of Fela Kuti’s music, thanks to his father’s love for it, left a lasting impression on him. These diverse musical influences contributed to shaping his artistic vision and approach to creating music. The culmination of these inspirations has led to a unique blend of sounds that resonate with his audience and showcase his appreciation for various musical genres.
As Magixx’s career progressed, he found himself inspired by contemporary African music icons like Drake, Wizkid, Burna Boy, and Davido. He acknowledged their impact on his artistry and how they motivate him to believe in the power and potential of African music on a global scale. Embracing his heritage, Magixx aspires to contribute to the elevation of African music and its representation on the international stage.
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