“We’re taking over the world…”
After having exploded onto the scene with ‘dance for me’, Eugy has continued to get people moving with his infectious sound. With performances around the world and two MOBO nominations under his belt, he is an established artist in afrobeats. PAUSE sat down with the energetic singer to pick his brain about performing live, parties and his ambitions.
So you have been making music for a while, starting off with covers, when did you first know you wanted to make music?
When I was a child I used to see stars on the TV and I used to be like to myself, how did they get there? What is it?
My dad is a pastor, so we grew up in the church, I would sing in the church and I could play drums and guitar. Then when I was aged 13/14 my older cousin got me to listen to Biggie Smalls and Puff Daddy and I was like this is amazing. I used to see them with their big chains and I didn’t want to be flashy like them but I was immediately like I wanted to get there, so I think I was aged 13 I started writing raps using my mums cassette tapes and I think when I got to about 18 years old I knew in myself that this is literally the only thing I want to do in life.
I didn’t know how I was going to get there, I lived outside of London when I was 18 so I wasn’t even in the scene or knew anybody, but I had it in my head I had to get there. I think about 18 that’s where the turning point came.