Singer, Flavour has revealed that working and making music with Semah has taught him the virtue of humility.
Flavour who met the talented blind Liberian singer, he met during his visit to Liberia in 2017.
In an Interview with Showtime, singer Flavor revealed that making music with the blind boy has being an humbling experience.
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“I was introduced to Semah through Masterkraft and the traditional Queen Ruler of Liberia, Juli Endee, during my trip to Liberia last year. He performed at the Liberia Peace Cultural Centre.
His vocals, intonation and confidence blew me away. Working with him has been incredibly humbling.
He is a vibrant young boy, who at a young age was very sure of himself and confident. I admire these qualities in him, which have made it a pleasure to work alongside him on his first E.P. titled ‘Divine’.
I haven’t really experienced any challenges working with Semah. He doesn’t allow his visual impairment to hinder him in any way”, he said with enthusiasm.
Though he is a reputable musician of enviable pedigree, Flavour spared no words in expressing excitement and eagerness to work with unique musical talents such as Semah.
“I love working with unique artistes and talents. Semah fits into this category. Music is all about evolving and going beyond the expected creative boundaries. I’m always inspired to work with such great talent”, he said.
Flavour, who brought Semah to the spotlight with the single “Most High” in a chat with Saturday Beats in Nigeria said that the boy is talented, deserves support and that when it comes to music, there are no limitations.
“When it comes to music, impairments do not exist; as for me, music is spiritual. Therefore, there are no limitations as to whom I choose to work with,” Flavour said. “Cobhams Asuquo is another extraordinarily talented producer and composer that I worked with on “Virtuous Woman” as part of my fifth studio album ‘Ijele – The Traveller.’ There are no bounds to creativity.”
Semah and Flavour met sometime in March last year, and the boy wooed the Nigerian megastar by singing nearly all of his songs, which motivated Flavour to think about doing a collabo with him.
The visually-impaired lad’s powerful voice has given him the nickname ‘Liberian Stevie Wonder,’ and some believe he can rock any genre.
The singer added the first day he saw Semah performed at a peace concert organized by Juli Endee, Liberia’s cultural ambassador, his mind was blown away by the young musician’s vocals, intonation, and confidence.
“Working with Semah has been incredibly humbling. He is a vibrant young boy, who at a young age is very sure about himself and confident. I admire these qualities, which have made it a pleasure to work with him. I haven’t really experienced any challenges working with Semah. He doesn’t allow his visual impairment to hinder him in any way,” Flavour said.
Although Semah is now in Nigeria, he and other physically-challenged folks in Liberia represent 16% of the country’s population, according to a 2008 census report by the Liberia Institute of Statistics and Geo-Information Services (LISGIS).
Short Bio On Flavour:
Chinedu Okoli (born 23 November 1983), better known by his stage name Flavour N’abania or simply Flavour, is a Nigerian singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist and performer. He began his musical career as a drummer for a local church in his hometown of Enugu State. Flavour is popularly known across Africa and the world for his hit song “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”. He is currently signed to 2nite Entertainment.
In 2005, he released his self-titled debut album N’abania. In 2010, Flavour released his second studio album Uplifted. It was supported by the singles “Nwa Baby (Ashawo Remix)”, “Adamma”, and “Oyi Remix”. The album’s success made Flavour one of Africa’s most sought out artists. Flavour was booked to perform at numerous concerts and social events following Uplifted’s release.