RnB artist Praiz is out with a new album that has quite a number of love songs on it so it is natural that he gets asked questions about love a lot.
In an interview with Encomium magazine, Praiz talks about the work that went into his new album, collaborations, inspirations and more.
He also sheds a little light on his relationship status and his thoughts on relationships.
Read excerpts from his interview below:
On his new album: The idea behind the album Rich and Famous is the songs on the Rich album which are the songs people know me for – the R ‘n’ B tunes, which is more Praiz; while on Famous are the pop, up tempo dance songs, you know we Africans like to dance. So, the idea is instead of just one album with a mixture of both kinds of tunes which would sound really confusing, we went with this. Also, Nigerian awards shows don’t have a category for best R ‘n’ B album, it is usually best pop/R ‘n’ B album, so I had to do the two.
On collaborations: My album is quite an interesting one. I had the likes of Patoranking, Wizkid, Sound Sultan, Bez, Chidinma (Miss Kedike), Wanda Baluyi from South Africa, my younger brother, King. I also have Sammy, who’s signed to X3M Music.
On his next plans: After this album, I’ll be having a concert early next year. After that I’ll be on tour. I’ll be touring the UK, the United States, East Africa, Cape Town and Johannesburg (South Africa). Right away, I’m actually going to start off the next album, but I won’t be in a rush. I really need to rest because at some point I had creativity block which is not good.
On his relationship status: At the moment, no. I’m not in any relationship.
On relationships: You don’t just rush into relationships. I see relationships like marriage; you don’t just go into relationships because you want to. If it’s a fling, that’s different! But a relationship, you need to know what is needed before you go into one, you need to ensure that both of you are compatible. But I am hopeful.