According to the mumble rapper, his style of music is quit unique and different and as such, Nigerians are gradually vibing with it.
He added that financial issues and stressful life in school is seriously draining him but wont stop his music dreams.
Rian disclosed this in an exclusive interview with Hitvibz Celebrity timeout.
Read the full interview below……
Welcome to hitvibz celebrity timeout
Thank you for having me
Kindly introduce yourself to us?
Well, I’m Ajilore Samuel Olusegun, from Osun state but I stay in Lagos. I go by the stage name Rian aka Tha Goat as my friends call me, I’m a mumble and Emo Rapper.
We heard you started music from age five, how true is that?
Nah! Not age five (Laughs), 17/18 I think. I started listening to American pop culture and movies since I was very little.
So to say, American pop culture pushed you into music?
Huhm! Yes! but why I started making music was because I had an emotional breakdown around 2018 and the only thing I could do to get over it was music.
Mumble rap is a different type of rap, it actually means making music with unclear lyrics but now it’s changed. Now, mumble rapping means a rap without too much emphasis on the lyrics.
And Emo rap is a fusion genre of hip hop and Emo. It’s like rapping but with melody.
Meaning you could freely rap rubbish and still have fans cheer you up?
(Laughs)…. Not that type of rubbish what I mean is just happy type of music, you know, like Party type.
How did you come up with the name “Rian” ?
Actually, (Laughs)… I just liked it. I was just searching for a name to use and the name kept popping in my head which I liked, so I just decided to use it, but recently I’ve had problems with it. On Platforms, it’s “Lil R!an” and now it’s changed to just “Rian”
What are the biggest challenges facing you as a young artist in Nigeria?
First of all, my genre is different, people don’t really listen to it until now.. it’s starting to blossom, you know, grow a little bit…. and finance and also being student, it’s hard because I’m occupied with a lot of responsibilities and also making music with these is a little stressful and draining a bit
So, any plan in place to overcome some of these challenges?
Well my team do have some but currently we are working on branding. About the genre, it’s left to the people but there’s a whole lot of people that listen to this genre here.
How many songs do you have so far and how do fans relate to them?
Well I have like 2 to 3 singles and 2 EP projects and it’s surprising the way people love it. My fans are increasing, the family is growing.
This particular one is "stuck in my feelings" by Rian. Buh I really do recommend the EP for you "cancer"
— Your mommy 😌 (@Fari_is_shy) January 8, 2021
Download Rian – If I Ever
Are you where you wish to be in your music career at the moment ??
Well, I like the fact that I’m growing and I’m enjoying the process at the moment and working towards improving… I know I can get more with more promotions.
Ever worked with any popular artist?
Not yet… but soon
Kid Laroi and Iann Dior… I’m a big fan of their music and I feel like we can make something.
Do you play any instrument?
Yea! I play the keyboard… not too good though.
So far, what are your most significant accomplishments ?
Well, gradually increased followers, more recognitions… that’s like what’s really important to me now.
If Rian is not into music, which other career path would he have loved to dive into and why?
Well, I’ll have been a footballer I love football a lot. I grew up with stuffs like this.
IN 72 hours!!! 🤎🔮 pic.twitter.com/91BvMpQHVI
— RIAN 🔮 (@lilrian_ng) January 15, 2021
So, Hitvibz spotted you with a cute lady on your WhatsApp status the other day, are you into any relationship?
Ewww! No! (Laughs)… not her and no I’m not
Are you trying to hide something from your female fans??
(Laughs)… I’m not
Ok, three things your fans don’t know about Rian?
Um!! I make my own songs (Laughs)… I’m single and my celebrity crush is Riele downs.
And where do you see yourself in five years time?
Well, hopefully achieving all I have in mind to achieve in 5 years
I love y’all so much truly and thanks for constantly listening to my songs… I hope you stick around for more… RIANATION My Family Lol
Ok…. Thank you for your time, we wish you the best
Thank you so much Hitvibz. I really appreciate.