Beesoul whose real name is Bashir Sodiq met with the Soun4mula media team and we discussed about his biography and how he finally got signed to Arenly Music.
Hear him in his own words:
I’m an afropop artist, I was born in Ibadan Oyo state. I started music when I was 18 years of age when I was in Ikolabah Grammar School Agodi-gate, Ibadan. I focused on it by then I always write down some freestyles on assembly ground and when am in class, suddenly there was a day I was caught by Miss Apara, Vice Principal (VP) on assembly ground when am jotting like I always do.
She told me to kneel down and embarrassed me that I was writing a love letter when she went through what was written. though I like composing love songs as at then, to make it short I was discouraged because she took me to principal and reported to my parents that I was writing love letter on assembly ground I tried to explain but nobody understood me except my friends and those that knew I was into songwriting, since then I stopped everything about music till I got admission to Federal School of Statistics (FSS).
There was a day I came to school, I just noticed a competition was ongoing in the school compound by Fidelity bank, I tried to go out for the competition but I didn’t go out because I use to be a shy person, I can’t sing for 3 persons not to talk of multitude, what I noticed is that there where two music artistes I fell for that day that encouraged me which is Wenzy Eleniyan and Don-Izeey, I tried to talk to them but I was very shy and I chose to talk to the SUG President Antony Yemzy and he gave me Wenzy Eleniyan contact.
I chatted him on whatsapp and he invited me to his house, from there I told I was a DJ because since i have been discouraged I cant think fast anymore I lost my hope in music and focused on DJ. I needed to tell Wenzy that am a DJ and artist from there I was signed to DAzy Nation by Wenzy Eleniyan. With Wenzy’s support and motivation I was able to collaborate with him which gave rise to my hit track titled SOKE LOKE to my surprise many people commented that i really tried in the track.
Prof Mahdy Kutti also put me through a whole lot of stuffs I needed to know and motivated me as well and after that I dropped fvck you cover by kizz daniel.As time went on with this Mahdy Kuti and Wenzy by my side to guide me I dropped another vibe titled IRE.
Now I can go to shows myself and face crowd with no fear anymore. Wenzy and I have dropped alot of tracks together such as: OWO BODY and NO SUICIDE. Today I can proudly say that I have about 7 tracks.
And lastly the jam that got my present manager attracted to me, is titled TELL MAMA. Wenzy Eleniyan own this song he dropped a dope lyrics and vocals then he contacted me that he wants to feature me on this and he needed pure rap in which i gave him the best of me. Then he took me to his manager we discussed, his manager loved my flows then he told me he will love to manage me. I was really happy for that, so here I am doing what I know how to do best in ARENLY MUSIC.