Talks music, Lockdown and what’s next…
If PrettyBoyDO’s last project ‘Wildfire’ was a colour, it would undoubtedly be the colour red, with jaunty but weighty tracks laced with fiery lyrics, the 8 track project which features elite talent from Nigeria’s music scene including Olamide. A few months since its release DO is in a more positive space, “in this current moment, there’s a lot of happiness”, he says when speaking of his current mental state, “ but, in this moment, even though I am happy, my country people are not happy. The world is still fucked up…”
Over the past few years, you’ve lived between America and Naija but do you feel any different about America with all of the things happening?
First of all, where I’m coming from is the jungle. I’m coming from jungle where everybody is na hustling, everybody is fighting. I go to America where it’s like, especially for like a creative it’s like, like I said paradise like. I work with my whole team, I got my videographers, I got photo people, I got like people who you just talk to, so for me it’s like… and at the same time the sky is the limit cause you feel like you can touch the, yknow, touch the fucking sky. You can do everything. But in Nigeria, to me it seems like when I think of… not now tho, I’ve done music, but back then when I was on the come up in music, when you’re thinking of your future in Nigeria it doesn’t seem as bright, it doesn’t seem as-as um… what’s the word to, it seems as bright but it’s just, it’s so hard that it fucks up your thoughts. Does that make sense?
And in terms of everything happening in America, it’s like. I even went protesting, we both went protesting.