One-time Most beautiful Girl in Nigeria (MBGN), Munachi Abii who has made her way imto Nigerian music industry as a rapper, songwriter and model is a lady with a mission. And according to her, she is ready to take on everything life has to throw her way.
Taking about why she chose the name No Konscience as her record name, the beautiful rapper reveals what may be her life’s biggest philosophy. But more than that, Muna in this chat with Potpourri, opens up on her musical journey, her life and a whole lots more.
BY IYABO AINA
Your experience in the entertainment industry so far?
It has been quite an adventure ,because everything I have done in the industry are things I never thought I could do. And it’s quite interesting and the adventure is real. I have been working hard, doing what I know how to do best. It’s not about you getting to a particular destination but it’s along the way, so I feel satisfied with everything I have done so far
How do you cope, working with different artistes?
Every field you want to get into actually has its challenges. It has issues only you can deal with. So I won t say there are issues, nothing is ever an issue. Winning a beauty pageant was not easy as well, so being in the entertainment industry has challenges and I will say it is not easy but it has been good
You have been silent for quite some time now, what actually happened?
It wasn’t too long, and nothing actually happened, I just decided to take a break. It’s not everytime you have to release songs, you have to take time out in between. If you continue doing songs all the time, before you know it, you will crash and it is happening to a lot of people right now without them even knowing it. So I had to take some time away to study people, the environment, and the music industry to know those that love and hate me. So that’s what I did. I took a step back and it wasn’t too long and I also used the time to work on my tracks and work on myself as well. So that is why I decided to keep quiet.
So now that you are back, what are you up to?
Yeah, I have been doing music; I am working on bringing out my new album, and I am shooting a lot of videos of my new track.
There is a new single by you going viral on air, can you tell us about it?
The new single I just released is titled “No tomorro:, it’s crazy and it has been banging on air and I love it. It’s for people to have fun and basically it’s just a dance song which is about going to the club and dancing like there is no tomorrow.
There has been controversies about artistes management and as one of the artistes who has been in the music industry for a while, what can you say about artistes management?
Your management has a lot of roles to play in recreating your career. If you are signed with a body that is not quite good for the image you are trying to portray, and they really don’t know who you are and how they can train you to fit in with the image they are creating of you, there may be problem. Another thing is, never make a decision when you are desperate because that is a mistake most of us make.
Because we want to make music so much, we want to be out there, we want to be known, and we want to be like 2face, Psquare and D’banj, you now go and sign fifteen years deal, ten years or five years, without really knowing if the management has what it takes to promote you or not. If you sign with a wrong management, you may end up ruining your career.
Before you got to where you are right now, what were the challenges?
It has been good, I thank God. But I have experienced a lot before music brought me to where I am now. I know what it takes to promote and all the same, I thank God and my fans, they have been supportive, if not for them I wouldn’t have been where I am today. I also love my team, they have been hard-working and we have been making it and I love working with people that are hungry because I am hungry as well.
Looking at the entertainment industry, we have a lot of upcoming artistes who are making it big, and we also have a lot of superstars. Now, do you see yourself as being in competition with any of these artistes?
I know there are a lot of people out there who want to be in my place, as if we are in a competition of sort. I tell you, if you want to live this life to the fullest, you really don’t have to look left and right because when you do so, you will miss your way. I don’t look left and right, I look forward .
Why did you decide to go into rap ?
Rap is something I have always wanted to do but I kept asking myself how I could make it work. So, I have to work on myself and I was able to do it well. And its been fun and amazing .
Who are hard to work with in the industry?
To me everybody is cool to work with. It’s just that women are tough to work with. I don’t know why we are like that, working with the men is easier because they know what they want but with the females, it is different. It only works well when you are friends.
If an upcoming artiste who is not popular, at all, wants to feature you in his or her song, will you accept it?
I don’t have any problem being featured on anybody’s track at all. That is, if I see that you have a good track and you want a good job done, I will do it.
Why is your record called No Koncience ?
Because if you want to make it in life, you need no conscience and if you have conscience you won’t do anything. But I don’t mean you have to be bad, I mean you have to be able to live your life. If you are too afraid to grab life, it will be hard for you and you will be nowhere to be found. So if you know what is good for you, live life to the fullest because no one knows tomorrow