Kliensman Behora, is among the most promising, and quick rising artistes in Nigeria. The recording artist, who additionally doubles as a producer and Community Engineer formally began recording music at age 12 and by the age of 17, he was already acquainted with the newest manufacturing instruments and software program.
Talking to LEADERSHIP on how he received into music, Kliensman mentioned: “I grew up round music, having a dad who uncovered me to numerous native and worldwide sounds that have been dominating the music business as of the late Nineteen Nineties and early 2000s.
“I used to be all the time inclined to music as I additionally had a mom who was actively a part of a church choir for so long as I can recall. These subconsciously conditioned me to gravitate in the direction of the method of music creation and composition.
“I finally turned keen on Dj’ing at mini faculty occasions and rapping with buddies which someway spiraled into me hanging round recording studios inside my attain. I someway ended up round individuals who took this artwork severe and commenced creating myself.”
The fast-rising artist considers himself as a a multi-dimensional musician and music producer, with influences from a number of elements of the world.
Talking additional, he mentioned: “After spending time in high cities similar to New York, Dubai and Abuja, I imagine my music cuts via numerous genres starting from Alternate Afro-beat kinds to new age rap/hip hop kind beats and numerous different sounds similar to home and fusions of digital and conventional sounds. My craft is a real embodiment of recent age Africa.
“By way of already launched initiatives, I beforehand dropped an Album within the fall of 2018 named ‘Constellations’ which occurred to be my first official physique of labor. Nevertheless my new upcoming ‘Meta-7’ Undertaking is ready to be dropped after the latest launch of my single, ‘Neon Lipstick’, that includes YinTheHermit.”
On the challenges he has confronted as an upcoming artist, he mentioned: “I might like to see my metropolis embrace the leisure business with extra open arms. There’s a lot potential for enlargement and innovation however provided that we create room for these issues.”
Talking on a few of the exhibits he’s carried out in, he continued: “I’m no stranger relating to dwell performances whether or not regionally or internationally. Final yr was fairly a handful. I headlined my first present referred to as ‘Move Periods’ which turned out to be a hit. That being one among the various fascinating exhibits I’ve carried out in. I additionally received to share a giant stage with Wizkid throughout his dwell live performance in Abuja within the fall of 2021.”
When requested concerning the artists he’ll prefer to collaborate with, he named Pharrell Williams, Sona Jobarteh and Damian Marley.
On his plans for the long run, he mentioned: “I see myself excelling on this business and ultimately having the ability to use my affect as an artist to make optimistic contributions to my neighborhood, nation and humanity as a complete.”
Whereas giving his recommendation to approaching artists, Kliensman mentioned: “There aren’t any rule to how artwork must be created, be at liberty to strive new kinds and imagine in your self.”