James Oluwajuwonlo Edahi aka Jaywon, currently signed to Kennis Music; had an exclusive interview with Punch.
The singer discussed his pains and gains as an artiste.
See excerpts below: –
What are the pains and gains of being an artiste?
There are lots of them and because nobody forced me into doing music, I have to cope with the bad ones, like being misunderstood by the press, who in turn push those wrong messages to your fans. Sometimes, you don’t even realize how big your act is until one wrong incident happens and you experience the out-pour of reactions. Also, you don’t seem to have a private life apart from constant criticisms. I am yet to see someone who goes to the toilet and bathroom with his phones. So, when someone accuses me of not taking my calls, I laugh and ask if he takes his phones to those places because it’s possible that I may have been taking my bath when he called. The gains are many. People pray for you and some even pay you to come and party with them. It’s not that I was invited to perform; it’s just to come and identify with the host. That’s the kind of love people have for me.
I expected you to list your female fans as part of the gains of your profession:
It depends on the artiste and I think that goes for the very young artistes. I have been around for a while and there are some things, which, if I do now, I will look stupid. I am not in this industry for girls; I am here for a lot more serious reasons. I have a female fan base and our relationship is platonic