I'm a poet at heart, but a songwriter by profession. Vibes from the motherland consume my passion, from Afro-dancehall to Afrobeats, Afrofusion, and Afropop, my inspiration and approach to the creative process is emotionally driven.
I specialize in songs that get people vibing. Particularly songs which fall in the romantic category, My purpose and passion is to deliver your emotions expressed through writing and flow.
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Interview with Manny Bope
Q: Tell us about a project you worked on you are especially proud of and why. What was your role?
A: I'm always proud of the next project. Because it means I'm still relevant.
Q: What are you working on at the moment?
A: A potential love song for a major African artist.
Q: Is there anyone on SoundBetter you know and would recommend to your clients?
A: Too many to mention. But I recommend you explore - great people on here.
Q: Analog or digital and why?
A: Digital - wave.
Q: What's your 'promise' to your clients?
A: I will deliver.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Freedom of time and schedule.
Q: What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?
A: How do you do this so quickly. It's a gift.
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: That writing is easy. Writing something relatable and catchy.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What exactly do you want me to do?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Tell me everything. As many details as possible.
Q: If you were on a desert island and could take just 5 pieces of gear, what would they be?
A: Headphones, laptop, phone, and a satellite dish.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: I've been doing this for over a decade. Started in a small studio listening to major artists, now I write for some.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: Witty and a blend of R&B and Afropop
Q: Which artist would you like to work with and why?
A: Drake - he's an ambiance genius.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Follow your gut and be true to who you are.
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Afropop and Afro-Dancehall
Q: What's your strongest skill?
Q: What do you bring to a song?
A: A catchy, clear, and repeatable song. Flow, wittiness, and emotional connection.
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I listen to the beat for a day and get the main words out. Connecting the theme and the message, then let the words flow.
Q: Tell us about your studio setup.
A: Very simple, a desk and a comfy couch. Warm tea and noise-canceling headsets.
Q: What other musicians or music production professionals inspire you?
A: PND and Drake
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Usually top-line writing or lyrics for a full song.