Today, we had the pleasure to meet with our diva Omo Nyame. The artist who we discovered thanks to her unique discography, including “So Fresh, So Clean”, “QUEEN”, or “Kinda Love”, surprised us from the first notes thanks to her vanguard recipe between Hip-Hop and black music hints.
Her Afrofuturism and Black Nostalgia artists approach places her among the most creative around and the leaders in terms of positive message and empowerment.
It was only right to have a chat with her as we couldn’t wait to know her better. Read our passionate conversation with Omo Nyame below.
Welcome to our redaction, we are glad to have you today. Can you introduce yourself to our readers and tell us how you started to make music?
My name is Omo Nyame (loosely translates to “child of God” – I’m a mother, a writer, a femcee (a woman of hip hop), a singer, a dancer, and most of all, a Believer of The Most High (as you can probably tell from my name). I’ve been doing music and dancing for as long as I can remember.
What inspires you to write and create?
My family is very into music and spirituality, and combining the two together – I think that’s what first moved me to start writing as a young child; but now, I’d say learning the power of spittin’ knowledge through music, while also including that aspect of spirituality is what inspires my music now. I gain inspiration from artists that do that – Lauryn Hill, J. Cole, Bob Marley, Erykah Badu, Rapsody – just to name a few.
How would you describe your creative process?
There are times where I am challenging myself by sticking to a deadline, like with the “Freestyle Fridays” that I post every week. But usually, when I’m writing, my creative process is spirit led. I usually don’t sit down and say “okay, I’m gonna write something.” Usually, I just may hear something that inspired me, or randomly have an idea for a chorus or title to a project in my head, and I just go further with the idea.
When I dance, I don’t choreograph 9 times out of 10 -I just allow spirit to move through me freely, trusting that my body is connected to The Most High, and knows exactly what to do.
Can you tell us more about your latest release?
“Kinda Love” is my second single off my soon-to-be-released project “Ìyá” (“QUEEN: An Ode to Black Women” being the first). Ìyá means mother in Yoruba; it’s a term that is used as a means of showing respect to a woman (and/or mother).
“Kinda Love” just speaks to how I struggled with valuing myself appropriately in earlier moments of my life; but as I’ve experienced many hard lessons, I’ve come to realize the “kinda love” that I truly desire and deserve. This is just one of many songs that illustrate the growth and confidence that I’ve gained since transitioning into the role of motherhood.
What do you plan for the future?
Outside of releasing “Ìyá” at the end of the summer, I plan on learning, evolving, creating, revolutionizing, and overall, living in my highest Divinity and Destiny at all times.
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