I am Dayo Femi. I'm a vocalist been singing all my life.
I sing all genres of music, but my style is very R&B/Soul. I also sing a lot of African Traditional, and cultural music.
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Interview with Dayo Femi
Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
7 African Powers Vol. 1 was very important to me, because it represents my spiritual walk, and it was the first time that I actually finished an entire product.
What are you working on at the moment?
I am currently working on a R&B E.P. and a 7 African Powers Vol. 2. to follow up the first Ep 7 African Powers Vol. 1 that was released this summer.
Analog or digital and why?
I only know digital.
What's your 'promise' to your clients?
I promise to deliver a professional product every time you deal with me.
What do you like most about your job?
It allows me to be free, i can say what I want and put what i feel into my music without really being judged.
What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
Whats my motivation? Life's struggles the wins and the losses that we experience everyday in life is what makes me continue to express myself through song.
What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
That it's easy. Sometimes it may look easy, but I put a lot of time and effort into everything that i do. If it comes from Dayo Femi you can bet its my heart, soul, and mind every time.
What questions do you ask prospective clients?
I like to as how the client felt when they first heard the track. I also like to know what the client has been through in life that makes them want to write whatever song they are working on at the time.
What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
Just be open minded and you'll have some beautiful vocals to go with your songs.
What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
I've been singing my whole life. Spent sometime in church choirs, also sang in professional choirs as a child. I have been on my own personal career path for the past 4 years just making music, and looking for new ways to be heard.
How would you describe your style?
Raw, Sweet, and Smooth.
Which artist would you like to work with and why?
I would like to work with Ibeyi, because of their ability to blend cultural sounds with R&B soul music I think they have a beautiful sound.
Can you share one music production tip?
Be confident in what you bring to a song.
What type of music do you usually work on?
Mostly R&B but I am open to any and all genres of music. I just love making music.
What's your strongest skill?
I think my vocals are my strongest skill with my lyrics coming in a close second.
What do you bring to a song?
I bring passion in my vocals, i bring creativity, i also bring a R&B sound with spiritual, and cultural lyrics.
What's your typical work process?
Come in burn candles and simply get to work.
Tell us about your studio setup.
Record on Pro Tools.
What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
R. Kelly, Ibeyi, Adele, Maroon 5, Usher, Trey Songz, really anybody with good vocals and good lyrics.
Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
I do a lot of choruses, and R&B vocals.