ARTIST OF THE WEEK
He has just released his new track, Shegu Shegu almost a week ago. Enterprising youngster, Jermaino is a name that is slowly rising through the ranks of Malawi urban music industry. He’s so versatile. He can rap, murder a dancehall riddim, hit an RnB beat, and also do afro track with ease.
EM’s Gibson C Kamanga had a tete-a-tete conversation with this youngster so as to get to know him better.
Birth name: Innocent Wana
Origin and meaning of the stage name, Jermaino : it’s just a name with no meaning it’s just me being me as an artist. I had to coin up a name to suit the entertainment industry.
Date of birth: 26 August 1995 at St john’s Hospital in Mzuzu
Pastime activities: Watching movies & making jokes
Minus music, what else do you do? : Drawing
City of residence: Mzuzu & Blantyre
Favourite meal: Spaghetti with mince meat
Favourite colour: red & blue
Favourite drink : Fanta
Favourite chilling spot: Any drinking joint
YOUR LIFE AS A MUSICAL ARTIST
Genre of music: Hip Hop, Dancehall, Afro, reggae and RnB
Record label: No record label
Origin of passion in music: In 2009 it’s when I discovered that I had a passion in music, and Lil Wayne is the one who inspired me with a song which he got featured by Fat Joe; Make it rain. I had its instrumental then I started writing songs through the beat .
WHO’S WHO ON YOUR LIST?
First professional producer ever worked with? Eddie Brown
First professional song? THATHATHA
First musical show (performance): Obrigado Leisure park in Mzuzu
First professional collabo: Ukumanacho which I featured Nepman, & Maizo
Best producer (s) ever worked with: Eddie Brown, Salem, Jay Emm & Kenlo
Best friend in music: Skillz Extra
Best friend (outside music) : Chris Nyasulu
Favourite local secular artist : Lucius banda
Favourite international artist : Kendrick Lamar
Favourite local videographer : Vj ice
Greatest urban music artist of all time in Malawi: Gwamba
YOUR VIEW ON M-DUBZ URBAN MUSIC PODIUM
Is Malawi urban music there yet? we’re still on the road.
Whom (which Malawian urban artist) do you think has killed this first quarter of 2018? : Wikise
DREAMS….. GIVEN A CHANCE
Which local Malawian artist would you want to have a collabo with? Gemini major
Which international artist would you want to have a collabo with? Drake
Which country would you want to perform?: USA
Which car would you want to have?: Range rover
Dream holiday destination : South Africa
Most memorable moment in your life as musical artist: When James Gumbwa played my first professional song on the radio inside Born & Bred (Radio Two FM)
Most embarrassing moment as a musical artist: when we had a show in Nkhata-Bay with only 15 people attending
What pisses you most? : when someone provokes my mother
Any strange habit that you have? I don’t finish a cup of tea
Assuming you wed today, who could be your best man? : jimmy slim (alejandro)
Liquor/weed/or both?: It depends the situation