The Nigerian Music Industry is unarguably producing talented artists in the world today. Among these are Philips Oloruntoba Emmanuel and Philips Mayowa popularly known as Mobcity.
The Afropop duo was born out of two brothers’ passion for music and entertainment which was strongly influenced by their early exposure to different genres of music right from home.
“Music has always been a big part of our life while growing up,since we grew up in the same home we were exposed to pretty much. In addition, we were a member of the choir and also in the royal brigade band,” Mobcity said.
“While growing up life was fabulous and cool, we’ve always had God, each other, our brother, and our parents. I would say listening to a wide range of genres from the likes of the late Ayinde Barrister to the likes of Elton John and Michael Jackson and having a producer as a friend really helped shape our music,” they reiterated.
The duo also admitted to the initial challenges they faced due to their individual preferences and how they were able to reach a resolution that strengthened their team.
“Initially, it was not easy for us because we both like different things, different sounds and have different ways of thinking but this was never a weakness, as we were both able to learn from each other and this has further helped improve our sound”.
One of their fascinating moments was how they were able to catch the attention of people during their trip to Kenya and how excited their audiences were.
“I can remember correctly singing for strangers in Kenya, a country far from home but our music became a language they understood. Having total strangers enjoying what we do and telling us we were born to be stars has got to be the most memorable experience since this gave us momentum to push even harder.”
Mobcity recently released a song titled “Blinding Lights” and explained how it was inspired by true life experiences.
“The song was surrounded around past and present experiences”.
They look forward to working with artists like Wizkid, BurnBoy, Chainsmoker, The Weekend, Calvin Harris among others.