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PROFF DEEN OPEN UP ON SPOT LIGHT

Proff deen is an artist who does most Hausa rap songs

WHAT GOT YOU INTO MUSIC?

I suppose music is a talent that God has given me, been a dancer pushed me into music.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU TO MAKE MUSIC?

My inspiration, am really not sure someone inspire me into music but I suppose because I was a dancer, I just thought that me been a dancer why don’t I attach to music. Someone like Michael Jackson, he is a dancer and sings as well, if I been a dancer and sings it cool. Have never heard of a dancer who is popularly known so that pushed me into music.

WHAT GENRE OF MUSIC DO YOU MAKE?

I do mostly rap songs but I can sing and whatever genre I can do but mostly I do rap songs so am a hip pop artist.

WHO WOULD YOU LIKE TO COLLABORATE WITH?

Collaboration in Ghana? Not thought of it. But the top 3 artist that is Sarkodie, Stonebowy and Shatta wale. These are the 3 artist I will like to work with them in Ghana.

IF YOU COULD OPEN A SHOW FOR ANY ARTIST, WHO WOULD IT BE?

Sarkodie

WHY SARKODIE?

Because looking at Sarkodie, he is an artist in Ghana and also who understands how the game is, he gives  his all respect himself and the way he carries himself and all. Looking at the business side that he follows, most of the artist are looking at him. Honestly, to me I will say his music ways, the way he does his things pushes me more into the industry, so respect, keeps him.

YOUR TOP 5 HAUSA RAPPERS IN AFRICA BESIDE YOU?

Top 5 rappers I know, there is a rapper in Africa called B.O.C. that rapper is dhope, super dhope, in Nigeria there is some artist called Moreal. I love his style, he has style. So am choosing B.O.C, not in particular all the dhopest but B.O.C because he is deep in his delivery, flows, skills, lyrics, Master planner in Ghana and deep in Hausa rap. Ebadah is also good and then Ghali Gh, because Ghali Gh also has skills and has funny lines so these are the top 5 rappers in Africa.

YOUR TOP 3 HAUSA RAPPERS IN GHANA?

Master planner, Ebadah, Ghali gh

PERSONALLY, WHAT IS THE MOST USELESS TALENT YOU THINK YOU HAVE?

Am very good actor, I have couple of my movies but I don’t use that talent daily due to some issues, movie and some Hausa movie industry so I suppose acting is the most useless talent I have.

WHAT MESSAGE DO HAVE FOR YOUR FANS ON HERE

To my fans, I am proff Deen the best Hausa rapper in Ghana hands down. To be a Hausa rapper, I want my fans to  pushing me, stream my songs and give me their full support.

DO YOU SING IN THE SHOWER?

Islamically is a taboo, being a Muslim is not good to talk when you are in the washroom so when the ideas come, I keep them and when I step out, I slips it on my phone and later I work on it.

WHAT WOULD YOU BE DOING IF YOU WERE NOT INTO MUSIC?

That is the useless talent I have, that is the acting and film directing as well.

WHAT IS THE BIGGEST STAGE YOU HAVE EVER ROCKED?

By then, I don’t know if it still exists, prempeh assembly in Kumasi. I played a show and I feel it was super on tv3, the national theater of Ghana and the conference center. So, these are the four places. I once played a show at Labadi beach and it was a great performance.

DO YOU USE INTERNET (SOCIAL MEDIA) TO PROMOTE YOUR MUSIC?

Because the traditional media are very expensive so most of the time we use social media, that is posting it on facebook and Youtube, so I suppose it helping. For now, when you do your songs, you do some little payment, put it online, followers and fans will also stream for you to also get paid, so that is really helping

AMONG YOUR SONGS WHICH ONE IS YOUR FAVORITE?

All my songs are my favorite but there is this one I have A.K and Mokelon. The tittle is telogy.  That is the major hit songs in all zongo communities that they play. The songs are been more than 9 to 10 years now so that is my favorite songs.

Which of your songs do you want to premiere on this show?

I have of videos, I have “back to the sender” but am working on one project, the tittle is “so what”. That is two percent of Hausa in those full song. I intentionally did that because I realize not only the zongo communities are my fans but couple of people who love my songs regardless of the fact that they don’t really understand me so I just have to bring little of Twi and English to blend with the Hausa to fit that fan.

WHAT FAMOUS ARTISTE DO YOU ADMIRE?

Me been a hip pop artiste, I admire Jay Z so much. He is the artiste who had no tatoo and very decent artiste. Me loving Jay Z makes me love Sarkodie, they are almost the same. No tatoo and that kind of life style, make good music and making good money out of music.

WHAT IS THE ADVICE GIVEN TO YOU BASED ON YOUR TALENT?

For the music industry, (respect) some people cannot distinguish confidence and proud so I was advising to know how to talk to people and how to be around people. Me doing music, smoking is no, drinking alcohol is no and make sure I do what the fans and people wants not what I wants.

IF GIVEN THE OPPORTUNITY TO CHANGE SOMETHING IN THE MUSIC INDUSTRY, WHAT WOULD IT BE?

I will start with the Hausa industry, firstly “unity”, They don’t love each other, before an investor comes in, we love and respect each other, we will definitely get there but because we don’t have unity, investors don’t want to come in. In Ghana as a whole, Ghanaian music should be play 98% and all other music should play 2% because that will make Ghana music stands on it feets.

WHAT YOUR NEXT PLAN?

My next plan is to work on the new song that I drop “so what”. Push it because I don’t have to sit for someone to do it for me. I will still record, do my videos, push them and see what will come out of it.

FINAL MESSAGE TO YOUR FANS?

My name is Proff Deen, the Hausa rapper, I love and respect everybody and wants everybody to do the same. Anytime you see my post product, stream it, download, share it, let help proff Deen and let push the talent.

Written: Racheal Naa Adjeley Quarshie

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