Catching PHEELZ by Designer Tasha & Simeon Akinbulumo
A stupendous day in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria and we’re getting ready the artistic area for the arrival of Pheelz. We needed to ensure he felt the creative vitality and freedom when he’s taking pictures. Pheelz arrived and Designer Tasha walks him by way of his wardrobe and reveals him his customized items of attire along with his art work on it. Pheelz then supplied up an enormous hug & smile. All of his clothes had been made customized by Nigerian designers and we even had some customized sneakers performed for him. Pheelz is just not solely an exceptional producer and music artist, he’s additionally a artistic artist and has astonishing art work. We need you to dive into this interview and get all the questions answered that you simply had about Pheelz, as a result of we’re undoubtedly catching PHEELZ…
Introduce your self to people who could not know who you’re?
I’m Pheelz, a music producer, artist, and inventive genius.
Where did the identify “Pheelz” come from?
It all began with my chemistry trainer calling me “Pheel” and down the road, Olamide added the “z” to it and made it Pheelz so I simply caught with that.
Where are you from?
I used to be born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria
What conjures up you?
My life typically. God, the universe, and other people additionally encourage me.
Tell us in regards to the first time that you simply realized that you simply had been a giant deal and that ppl seen you as well-known?
I really feel like I nonetheless haven’t realized that but as a result of such a realization might get into the pinnacle. So I simply select to see myself as human and I dwell my life and inform my story by way of songs. However far that reaches, then that’s positive by me. I simply need to see myself like as all people else — a human dwelling life.
You are such a legend and the drive behind a number of unforgettable songs… What sparked your curiosity in producing?
I needed to make music for songs I used to be writing. I began writing poems at a younger age then I turned these poems to lyrics and later, once I needed to make music to my lyrics, I began producing.
Which is your past love, being the artist or being the producer?
Being the artist truly. But being the producer simply received extra gentle initially as a result of I needed to make beats to the songs I used to be writing. So being the artist was my past love.
You have labored with each person who an artist or producer would need to work with, who do you need to work with?
Right now, I’ve a protracted record of individuals I’d wish to work with. Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Drake, Rosalía, Adele, Billie Eilish…everybody at this level.
Explain your trend type and your affect.
My trend type is consolation first. I’ve to be comfy in no matter I put on. I like dressing how I really feel and I don’t comply with any rule. I don’t consider in guidelines or packing containers. I simply put consolation first and costume how I really feel.
How was your expertise working with Designer Tasha on this shoot?
It was enjoyable working along with her…good vitality. Plus, I just like the appears and the vibe. For me, it was all in regards to the vitality and the vibe!
Tell us one thing about you that we don’t know… favourite meals?
My favourite meals proper now could be Amala. Recently, it has been an important merchandise in my life. It was once beans and plantain, however proper now, it’s Amala.
How do you get ready for a present?
I costume fly as fuck. Do leaping jacks or push-ups simply to pump the blood into my coronary heart and my mind. Then, I’m able to carry out.
What is your favourite music that you’ve produced or written?
There’s a music referred to as “Ballin” which might be launched this 12 months. I can’t wait to share it with the world.
What’s the story behind your chart topping single “Finesse”?
I used to be making beats within the studio with a newly signed producer named Miichkel. When he performed the beat, I believed it sounded dope. So, I added the melody, lyrics, and layers to the refrain. That’s how “Finesse” was born.
We so so need to learn about RiiTribe and RiiCollective.
The Triibe is what I name the group of people that assist me. Everyone who listens to my music and helps me on this journey. RiiCollective is a artistic area the place I specific myself by way of different artwork types. When I’m not creating music, I spend time engaged on graphic and movement designs.
From Dr Dre to ChainSmokers to Usher to French Montana and plenty of extra…Break it to us, what’s coming? & when will your album be dropping?
My debut album might be launched very quickly. But for now, the following mission is an EP which might be launched subsequent 12 months. I’ll be wrapping up the 12 months with a single referred to as “Ballin” and I can’t wait to place it on the market for the world to listen to.
What recommendation would you give to an upcoming producer or music artist?
I don’t like giving recommendation as a result of everyones journey is completely different. But one factor I’ll say is respect the valleys as a result of it makes the mountains make sense.
STYLIST: Designer Tasha
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Simeon Akinbulumo
PHOTOGRAPHER: Simeon Akinbulumo
DESIGNER & ASST STYLIST: Labake Temetan
PHOTO EDITOR: Albert Ogunde
APPAREL PROVIDED BY:
Dust Tribe of the Earth by Labake Temetan, Winston Leather, ILYSM, G-Starr, Designer Tasha, Earth on All