Bewaji Emmanuel popularly known as Tushow, is a Nigerian independent artiste who sings Rap, Soul and Afro music. The RnB singer has been in the industry for a while now, even though he has been underground for 5 years. Now uncovered, he does a brief interview at Vibe NG, talking about his craft, music, and the vision he has about the industry.
WHO IS TUSHOW?
My name is Emmanuel Bewaji. They call me TuShow, and I am from Kwara State.
HOW DID YOU START MUSIC?
Just like every other person; from trash. Then later, you discovered that you could do this and decided to try to record songs. And people also believing in you.
WHEN DID YOU START MUSIC PROFESSIONALLY?
Well, professionally I started in May 2013.
WHAT IS THE STORY BEHIND THE NAME TUSHOW?
First thing when you see me, you feel like this guy is tush o. So when I was in school, I always liked to be very neat and when I dress, I want people to notice me. So some of my friends thought I too dey show myself, and that’s how Tushow came about.
ARE YOU A SIGNED ARTISTE?
No, I’m an independent artiste but I’ve worked with a Label before.
WHAT ARE THE MAJOR CHALLENGES YOU FACE AS AN INDEPENDENT ARTISTE?
Yeah, there’s a lot because it’s not easy to be independent. In music you need funds and you have a lot of things to do. From recording songs in the studio, you mix and master the song, you do a photoshoot, you want to release the song and you have to make sure you spread it online. And all these things are very challenging, especially when there’s no fund, you need capital for that. So basically, that’s one of the major challenges I think every individual artiste face.
HOW HAS THE MUSIC JOURNEY BEEN FOR YOU?
It’s been amazing and very challenging. So many sleepless nights, so many times you feel like giving up but then you think about some things, like the dream you have and where you’re going and you just keep trying. Believe in God and know its gonna happen one day.
HOW WOULD YOU CATEGORICALLY DESCRIBE YOUR SOUND?
My sound is AFRO, RnB & HIP-HOP. You just feel the sound of the Afro, the hip-hop and the RnB. So it’s mixed together.
TELL US ABOUT YOUR MUSIC VIDEO ‘FIRE WOOD’…
So the video that just came out from Tushow and Rowland ‘Firewood’ was shot last year. The song is just like you’re in a good vibe, a good mood and you’re with your girlfriend or whoever it is. Nobody is firewood and you can’t kill yourself. The video actually explained more about the song. Due to one or two logistics problem, there was a delay before it dropped.
Listen to Tushow’s song “Firewood” featuring Rowland below;