George Bosso is the winner of STAGE 2. He is a music producer,rapper, sound engineer,songwriter and singer among others. We had an interesting talk with him and he said many things. Enjoy this…
XtrmbasePro: Hello handsome. Welcome to artiste &art with Xtrmbasepro. can we meet you?
George Bosso: I’m George Bosso.. I’m blushing heavily! She called me handsome..
XtrmBasePro: so apart from George bosso do you have an A.K.A?
George Bosso: Used to be called KRAZIE a while back but I don’t use that anymore
XtrmbasePro: Why did you stop using it?
George Bosso: Guess it was time. The brand changed I guess.
XtrmBasePro: lol….I like that
George Bosso: Yeah🙂
XtrmBasePro: George, for how long have you been an artiste?
George Bosso: Nine years…I recorded my first song in 2010
XtrmBasePro: What was the song’s title?
George Bosso: Ha! Are you sure you want details of that song? Coz it was pretty obvious I was growing… I mean I was whack
XtrmBasePro: Of course I do I mean that a first and very big step you took to becoming this good
George Bosso: The title was world cup🤣🤣
I didn’t have a title for it so the producer saved it as world cup because one of my lines had world cup in it
XtrmBasePro: lol okay I was thinking you wrote a song for Africa cup of nations🤣
so tell us how you started music; like what caught your interest?
George Bosso: Lol
I started music using spoons and plate to mimic drums when I was little…as I grew I joined the church choir and all. Rap became a form of expression for me probably because of the influence when I was growing up and the music I heard.
XtrmBasePro: awwn how touching please I need my hanky
George Bosso: 🤣🤣🤣 Yeah
XtrmBasePro: Thank you so much for your cooperation
George Bosso: You’re welcome
XtrmBasePro: so aside music, what else do you do?
George Bosso: Honestly everything I do revolves round music…music production, sound engineering, song writing… Basically.
XtrmBasePro: chai see the guy catching fire oo
George Bosso: Hehehehe
XtrmBasePro: Who are some of the people that influenced your artistry?
George Bosso: Shai line, Evangel, Lecrae, Andy mineo, Spokesman, Derek Minor, MI, Sixfoot plus, Jonathan McReynolds, Da truth…and a lot more
XtrmBasePro: wow that’s beautiful
George Bosso: Yeah . .thanks
XtrmBasePro: so tell us, Bosso, what is your inspiration when writing?
George Bosso: God and my environment
XtrmBasePro: so back to your achievements; tell us how you have been able to cope with the challenges that the music industry brings your way.
George Bosso: Emmmm…the truth is my goal is to do music that people can relate to, express my thoughts via my music… In the long run, the system may not accept my thoughts but what matters to me is fulfillment and satisfaction…so the challenges are easily dealt with. It can be frustrating, don’t get me wrong but I go back to my closet and remind myself of the goal and I get stronger
XtrmBasePro: Most definitely besides we don’t have to Fit into the system what’s important is that we don’t keep our goals hanging
George Bosso: Exactly… You know I’m kinda different in my approach so I had to prepare my mind for all the challenges of putting me in a box…I’m naturally one that challenges the status quo…or at least that’s what I think about myself
XtrmBasePro: That is so wonderful dear and thank you so much for your answers so far.
George Bosso: I’m grateful for the opportunity too
XtrmBasePro: It’s our pleasure
In all of your songs which do you feel is your best and why?
George Bosso: All my songs are the best…hahahaha
I don’t have a favorite but as I have evolved and grown, my sound has evolved too
So I feel I’ll be lying if I said a particular song was my best
XtrmBasePro : That’s splendid
so where can your fans get your songs?
George Bosso: My songs are on xtrmbasepro.com
I did a little rebranding so my old songs are not accessible presently, but soon…
XtrmBasePro: Have you ever faced any rejection? like you go up the stage and the countenance of the audience was just not receptive at all. If yes, how were you able to handle it. If no, how are you prepared for such if ever it comes?
George Bosso: Nope…I wouldn’t say its rejection… I’ve been up stage and couldn’t feel the vibe from the audience… But nobody has stoned me or booed me off the stage…I believe if you get to be on Stage,you should read your audience… Let me give you an instance, I was invited to an Ecwa church some years back and when I got there I saw mostly mothers sitting there…Instead of rapping I sang a Hausa song and they all sang with me and I left…I later got to hear that one of the women recorded my performance and was disturbing her house with it for weeks
Emmm…let me be a motivational speaker…if preparation meets opportunity it becomes success yea? I’m not preparing to have an unreceptive crowd… I prepare to have the most receptive crowd ever when I have opportunity to grab the mic
XtrmBasePro: So many bad news fills the airwaves today; what do you think gospel ministers called to influence the media are not doing properly?
George Bosso: Does badnews in this context mean immorality finding expression through media?
If yes, then I would like to say this, we will never be able to stop “bad news” from finding expression… All we can do is create a counter culture… which is what we’re called to do as Christians…Here’s my perspective; I could be wrong but I believe to create a counter culture, we should do arts that an everyday man can relate to… For example because of the way Africans are religious, we rarely find a Muslim listen to Gospel songs…Rarely because I know a few who listen to Gospel songs… The different genres of music have different atmospheres they create.. Its not everyday I want to listen to hiphop, sometimes I want some blues or reggae… I believe that as an artiste, I paint everyday pictures but I must never neglect the place of expressing who I am in Christ…
so I feel we should be the ones writing the love song…stating the fact that sometimes I’m jealous when I see another guy with my girlfriend but how do I react?.. These are everyday life topics, we could handle through the arts and entertainment…
Our parents will say that there was a time when two people in a relationship couldn’t look each other in the eye before marriage but right now, its different… Let me tell you how bad it is, I stumbled into a Nigerian movie that showed how a guy who was staying in the house of his widowed mother brought a girl home because he had issues with his girlfriend and the mum was advocating for him to bring his girlfriend back home and stay with her… Marriage was not even the context here
After watching that movie, anyone would think its normal to have my girlfriend stay with me tho’ we’re not married…if we do movies that create a counter culture tho’ entertaining… The influence will be different
A major issue I must say is, we tend to be extremists when we do stuff because we’re Christians…I’ve heard songs without the name Jesus that are powerful and I’ve heard songs that have the name that you wouldn’t dare sing in church…we must express our creativity… Now I’m not saying you should take out Jesus to attract blah blah blah… No..all I’m saying is we have the Holy Spirit to direct us…we’re blessed with an unmatched advantage as creative and ministers…we could write songs about people’s everyday lives and successfully create a counter culture
But finally, understand your place… If your sound is for the edification of the saints that gather on Sundays, stay there please… Some of us are called to the street… Stay there…in the long run we know no man after the flesh but by the Spirit..so via the discernment of the brethren and through fruits of course we’ll know who is really doing it as ministry or who is just camouflaging.
XtrmBasePro: This is the peak for me. Like we end it here
XtrmBasePro: Any final word to whoever reads this?
George Bosso: Love God, be you, be consistent
You can connect with George at @bossogeorge on facebook, twitter & Instaram
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