Catching PHEELZ by Designer Tasha & Simeon Akinbulumo
A fantastic day in Lekki, Lagos, Nigeria and we’re getting ready the artistic house for the arrival of Pheelz. We needed to ensure he felt the creative vitality and freedom when he’s capturing. Pheelz arrived and Designer Tasha walks him via his wardrobe and reveals him his customized items of attire along with his art work on it. Pheelz then provided up an enormous hug & smile. All of his clothes have been made customized by Nigerian designers and we even had some customized sneakers executed for him. Pheelz just isn’t solely an exceptional producer and music artist, he’s additionally a artistic artist and has astonishing art work. We wish you to dive into this interview and get all the questions answered that you just had about Pheelz, as a result of we’re undoubtedly catching PHEELZ…
Introduce your self to people who might not know who you’re?
I’m Pheelz, a music producer, artist, and inventive genius.
The place did the identify “Pheelz” come from?
It began with my chemistry instructor calling me “Pheel” and down the road, Olamide added the “z” to it and made it Pheelz so I simply caught with that.
The place are you from?
I used to be born and raised in Lagos, Nigeria
What evokes you?
My life basically. God, the universe, and folks additionally encourage me.
Inform us concerning the first time that you just realized that you just have been a giant deal and that ppl seen you as well-known?
I really feel like I nonetheless haven’t realized that but as a result of such a realization might get into the pinnacle. So I simply select to see myself as human and I reside my life and inform my story via songs. Nonetheless far that reaches, then that’s nice by me. I simply need to see myself like as everyone else — a human dwelling life.
You’re such a legend and the drive behind a number of unforgettable songs… What sparked your curiosity in producing?
I needed to make music for songs I used to be writing. I began writing poems at a younger age then I turned these poems to lyrics and later, after I needed to make music to my lyrics, I began producing.
Which is your past love, being the artist or being the producer?
Being the artist truly. However being the producer simply received extra gentle initially as a result of I needed to make beats to the songs I used to be writing. So being the artist was my past love.
You will have labored with each individual that an artist or producer would need to work with, who do you need to work with?
Proper now, I’ve a protracted record of individuals I’d prefer to work with. Kendrick Lamar, J. Cole, Rihanna, Jay-Z, Drake, Rosalía, Adele, Billie Eilish…everybody at this level.
Clarify your style fashion and your affect.
My style fashion is consolation first. I’ve to be snug in no matter I put on. I like dressing how I really feel and I don’t comply with any rule. I don’t consider in guidelines or bins. I simply put consolation first and gown how I really feel.
How was your expertise working with Designer Tasha on this shoot?
It was enjoyable working along with her…good vitality. Plus, I just like the seems and the vibe. For me, it was all concerning the vitality and the vibe!
Inform us one thing about you that we don’t know… favourite meals?
My favourite meals proper now could be Amala. Not too long ago, it has been a vital merchandise in my life. It was once beans and plantain, however proper now, it’s Amala.
How do you get ready for a present?
I gown fly as fuck. Do leaping jacks or push-ups simply to pump the blood into my coronary heart and my mind. Then, I’m able to carry out.
What’s your favourite tune that you’ve got produced or written?
There’s a tune known as “Ballin” which can be launched this yr. I can’t wait to share it with the world.
What’s the story behind your chart topping single “Finesse”?
I used to be making beats within the studio with a newly signed producer named Miichkel. When he performed the beat, I assumed it sounded dope. So, I added the melody, lyrics, and layers to the refrain. That’s how “Finesse” was born.
We so so need to find out about RiiTribe and RiiCollective.
The Triibe is what I name the group of people that assist me. Everybody who listens to my music and helps me on this journey. RiiCollective is a artistic house the place I specific myself via different artwork types. Once I’m not creating music, I spend time engaged on graphic and movement designs.
From Dr Dre to ChainSmokers to Usher to French Montana and lots of extra…Break it to us, what’s coming? & when will your album be dropping?
My debut album can be launched very quickly. However for now, the subsequent venture is an EP which can be launched subsequent yr. I’ll be wrapping up the yr with a single known as “Ballin” and I can’t wait to place it on the market for the world to listen to.
What recommendation would you give to an upcoming producer or music artist?
I don’t like giving recommendation as a result of everyones journey is totally different. However one factor I’ll say is recognize the valleys as a result of it makes the mountains make sense.
STYLIST: Designer Tasha
CREATIVE DIRECTOR: Simeon Akinbulumo
PHOTOGRAPHER: Simeon Akinbulumo
DESIGNER & ASST STYLIST: Labake Temetan
PHOTO EDITOR: Albert Ogunde
APPAREL PROVIDED BY:
Mud Tribe of the Earth by Labake Temetan, Winston Leather-based, ILYSM, G-Starr, Designer Tasha, Earth on All