Exclusive Interview: Producer “Shaddi Justin” Talks Music, Inspiration and More!

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If you are based in the northern part of Nigeria, you would be familiar with the name “Shaddi Justin”. The urban180 team caught up with the very talented producer who is also the honcho at 64bits Studios. Enjoy!

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Tell us a bit about a bit about Shaddi Justin

Alright ,Shaddi Justin is a Music producer,A composer & Arranger, Mix engineer ,multi-instrumentalist, Music Director, A father, A Husband ….That’s just a summary of who i am.

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How did the journey to music begin for you?

My love for music started way back, i remember growing up as a kid ,i will gather my younger brothers and we will disturb the whole house singing and banging on stuffs with spoons .Thank God for my Dad who saw the passion and love i had for music ,who later would enrolled me into a music school. That for me is how my music journey started .

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Would you say any other musician or life experience has influenced your sound?

Oh Yes! I’ve been influenced by a lot of musicians over time .Am constantly in search for new ideas and i experiment a lot .whatever is good has an influence on my sound .

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What is the best part of your work as a music producer?

The best part of my work as a music producer would be the creative part of it .The constant challenge to do new things all the time , especially when it cuts across different genres .And also meeting with other great minds (musicians)

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Which artists have you worked with?

I have worked with a lot of great artists, just to mention a few ,Sam-song, Silver Saddih ,Promise Benson, Asu Ekiye , Donsam ,Steve Willis,Caleb David…

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Aside music, what do you enjoy doing?

Spending time with my family, i also watch a-lot of movies

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Do you think producers are getting the kind of attention they should be getting in Nigeria?

Yeah, i think gradually it is happening ..The beats award is doing well in that aspect but i think we need more platforms to showcase and celebrate all the great producers we have in Nigeria .

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You’ve been in the game for a while now, and considering the structure of the Nigeria, that is an huge feat, how have you managed to remain in demand over the years?

Just Being the best that i can be, always improving on myself

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Favourite musical Project you’ve worked on?

Recently i worked on a movie soundtrack, i must tell you it was quite challenging at first but along the line, i had nice time with all of the artist i worked with on that project..it turned out to be one of my favourite projects lately .

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Is there an artist you want to work with that you have not yet had the opportunity to work with?

Yeah..I have quite a few in my bucket list.. i will just call out 2 of them ,Adekunle Gold and Sinach

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What should we expect from Shaddi Justin in the coming months?

I have some great projects am working on currently with amazing artist here in Abuja.so expect some good music coming out soon .

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