‘Music in Nigeria dropping originality’
Torkuma Davies, generally known as TK Swag, is a younger Nigerian singer and experimentalist, well-known within the North of Nigeria, for his electrical performances. At present placing ending touches on his album, “Crème-de-la-crème,” TK is about to rule the world. Assured, good-looking and towering, TK represents a era that’s hanging and directly, entertaining. He speaks to filmmaker Onyeka Nwelue.
Inform us about your self. What’s your identify? How was childhood? The place have been you born?
I’m an unusual man however my first identify is further. Torkuma Davies. My childhood was distinctive, colourful and adventurous. I used to be born in Kano state Nigeria
You received a contest instituted by D’Banj. Might you inform us about it?
Sure. In 2016. I had despatched in my track to the platform and received by benefit. The observe was titled, “verify your alert” and the video was shot by Dbanj and the platform. I used to be the primary winner truly on the platform. In 2018, I carried out on the One Music One Sound Fest in Dubai courtesy of the platform. It was an enormous studying curve for me as an artiste and classes have been discovered.
You have been within the UK just lately and toured together with your music? How did that occur?
My UK Tour was because of a road rally I did within the Federal Capital Territory for the then launched single, “Pretty Used Boyfriend.” This gathered consideration sufficient to be within the information in addition to standard blogs across the nation and I used to be contacted by some occasion managers within the UK. I ended touring 5 cities.
Are there new releases within the coming months?
Sure, my EP is dropping on the first of August. Titled “Crème-de-la-crème.”
What do you hope to realize together with your music? Who’s your target market?
I intend to “flip the swap.” Music, in my nation, sounds generic lately. Everybody appears to be caught up on one specific style and thus dropping originality. “Creme de la creme” portrays my inventive versatility. My target market is the longer term.
The place do you see your self within the subsequent 5 years?
Sipping on one thing actually costly, reminiscing on how far I’ve come.
What different artistes have you ever labored with?
As a songwriter, Dbanj, TerrytheVoice, Wizkid (however I assume it by no means reached him), Cheeky Chizzy, Dammy Krane ( mainly simply vibing). Much more however I’m careless.
Inform us about your new EP.
My EP is sort of a mall. You get what you need for those who look in the best locations.
How is your music acquired in Nigeria?
The reception is nice however like wherever else “politricks” rivals expertise.
When do you launch an album?
The primary of August and it’s been a very long time coming