Welcome to the 3, 2, 1 series, my name is ………. (don’t worry, it’s only a matter of time now)….. Ok! To the business of the day!
About a year ago I did a story on this brainy beauty who had just been evicted from MTN’s Project Fame (a move I still consider faulty, flawed, insert more adjectives as you wish). That story is here.
Recently my Fairy antennas picked up that she has a song out vewwy vewwy soon; and so with a rousing applause, welcome latest interviewee to the 3, 2, 1 series, Miss Lindsey Abudei, on twitter as @MissLind_Sea. Enjoy!
FGS: Lindsey is…..?
Lindsey: Lindsey is a young girl who totally loves music; she’s a graduate of law as well
FGS: when did you fall in love with music? Was it ‘from the womb’ or something you picked up?
Lindsey: I think I’d like to say it came right on the day I was born; my mum told me music had to play for me to fall asleep and had to stay on till I woke up. Any abrupt change in that mood would make me wake up, plus I grew up waking to music play almost every morning
FGS: I bet NEPA/PHCN was a lot better then than it is now or else your parents would either have spent a fortune on fuelling generators, or become musicians themselves
Lindsey: you bet that!
FGS: what’s your kind of music?
Lindsey: it’s neo-soul/alternative… could either be on its own or in fusion
FGS: do you make the kind of music you listen to or do you bring out different from what you take in?
Lindsey: I make music that has got the influence of the kind of music I listen to…
FGS: and how long have you been making music professionally?
Lindsey: for about 7 years
FGS: wow, that’s a while! Do you have an album out?
Lindsey: no I don’t, it’s in the works though
FGS: ‘Drift Away’ was your first single released, what has the response to that been?
Lindsey: yes it was…The response has been good…pretty flattering too I must add
FGS: three things you took away from your time on MTN’s Project Fame and how they have helped you grow?
Lindsey: exposure, more skill and a network. I’ve grown in the sense that I’ve become more confident in myself and my music too
FGS: when Lindsey isn’t singing, what is she doing?
Lindsey: she’s doing poetry, reading, playing indoor games or going for the next play reading if she can.
FGS: in a blog post I did on you earlier I talked about you defending a criminal and singing their defence to the judge or jury…. So we know you’re a lawyer; what’s the plan? How do you plan to blend music with law?
Lindsey: music is my first love…It’s in my plan to take it up seriously…law could serve as my fall back plan when active music is done…Would probably take up entertainment law… And about me singing in court, yeah I remember…That’d be a funny one for me to see!
FGS: question from a fan, “who is the man who inspires you to write all these great songs?
Lindsey: lol…Well ‘Drift Away’ came from a heart break; don’t know about any other men for the others…
FGS: lol, will pass that message on to the fan (also known as )! You have a new single coming out in a couple days, the 10th of September….
Lindsey: Yes I do. Wouldn’t exactly call it a single though but yeah I’ve got a song coming out on the 10th of September
FGS: What was the inspiration for that (read as me building on the question from a fan), and why wouldn’t you call it a single?
Lindsey: I felt like doing something different… So I had this random idea to do a song that’d give a different feel from most of the songs we’ve heard in a while or in the past year from the Nigerian entertainment scene…
FGS: I know! The one beat 20 different artists/lyrics kind of music right?
Lindsey : You could say that… lol!
FGS: Two things you would want to have/be by 2015?
Lindsey : A much better musician and at least a Grammynomination/award
FGS: whoop whoop!!! And you know you’ve got what it takes girl!!
Lindsey: I could…I’ve come to see how that ties to our identity or even mine as a Nigerian; I guess you could say I’d do “classy Nigerian”
FGS: lol at classy Nigerian! Tell us what the new song is about…..
Lindsey : Am I allowed to spill the beans now?*watching my back*
FGS: ahhhhhh, suspense kind of thing yeah? That’s fine, we totally understand. Final question, who would you give anything to do a collabo with?
Lindsey: I’ve got a couple of people…Lagbaja is one though
FGS: and that one is enough! Thank you Lindsey!!!!
Lindsey: Thank you too
There you have it, Miss Lindsey Abudei! Come back here late on the 9th to listen to the song first!