Who is a person that you considered as a role model early in your life? How and why does this person impact your life?
My biggest role model is probably my mum because she’s so determined and focused and always finds a way of making everything happen even in times where she’s under pressure.
How did you decide to pursue the career that you are working on today? What was a pivotal moment?
I’ve always had a strong interest in music from a very young age most likely because of my dad who has always been into all sorts of music, but I decided to take it seriously after my first year in the sixth form, one of my subjects was music technology where I was first introduced to Logic and I decided I wanted to produce, I’ve always liked the idea of rapping and as a joke my brother and I and my friend and his brother would battle through whatsapp voice notes over beats I made on logic and I really enjoyed it. When my AS results did not go my way I set my heart on that.
If we’re sitting here a year from now celebrating what a great year it’s been for you, as an artist what would you like to have achieved?
I would like to have released at least one successful body of work and have some more shows under my belt, make more of a name for myself by increasing and adding to the great support that i already have.
When have you been most satisfied in your life?
I think I was most satisfied when I released my first ever song and got so much positive feedback
What things do you not like to do?
There isn’t much I can think of that I don’t like to do
Tell me about a project or accomplishment that you consider to be the most significant in your career.
My most significant achievement to date is getting my music played on the radio
Tell us about a time when things didn’t go the way you wanted What’s your superpower, or what’s your spirit animal?
My superpower is my ability to focus when I really believe in something and do my best to make it happen even if others don’t believe in me.
What projects do you have coming up for 2018, album, tour?
This year I plan to release a self-produced body of work and do some more shows.
What’s the best piece of advice you have received
To never give up and to stay positive because positivity breeds positivity.
20 years in the future what advice would you have for yourself
Stay focused and stay on your grind.
What would you say to yourself when you were 16?
MAKE BAD AND BOUJIE! (start making beats from now so I can improve) If you were Juice what would you be?
Pineapple & Coconut
Who do you look up to the most?
What’s the last movie that made you cry?
I haven’t cried at a movie before
What’s the last movie that made you laugh
Think like a Man too
When do you feel most creative?
Late at night or when it’s in the shower
You write your own lyrics how did that come about?
I’m not sure I just always have written them myself.
Are your family supportive of your music career?
My family are very supportive of my music career
Tell me about the genre of music you would like to dabble in and what artists you would like to work with?
I’d like to do more Afro swing, and I would love to work with Jhus
Dead or alive who are your top 5 artists you would like to work with and why?
In no particular order (apart from Michael Jackson); Michael Jackson
Biggie Smallz Drake
They are all very unique and amazing artists, that developed their own sounds which I really admire and aspire to use my sound to achieve similar feats to all of them.
If your life was a song what would it be?
The Boss – James Brown
Well there you have it guys, was great sitting down and chatting with Jobi, do check out his songs below and let us know your thoughts and who else to interview
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