Nigeria is known for producing the greatest musicians and creatives generally from Africa. With the likes of Wizkid, Burna Boy, Mo’jeezy, Davido; Nigerian music sits on top of the world today with wide acceptance in the United Kingdom, United States, all around Europe, Asia and even in Australia. We had an interview with one of Nigeria’s most talented music youngster, Dibi Mai Kandi. Born in South Africa to Nigerian parents, her name is Daniella Kandi Aaliyah John, she is based in Port-harcourt the oil rich city of Africa in the southern parts of Nigeria. Dibi hails from Delta State, also in the south-western parts of Nigeria. On our way to our interview with Dibi, her music was on play and we could feel the fire, the vibe and talent from Dibi and it dawned on us that Dibi will one day collaborate with her mentors, Davido and Cardi B; as long as she keeps this energy going. Here is a round up of what her interview was like:
Q: What made you want to become a musician?
DIBI: My love for music made me want to become a musician, i’ve always loved to make music and vibe along to music from other musicians.
Q: Do you have any hobbies or interests outside of music?
DIBI: Apart from music I would also like to be an actress.
Q: What do you like most about playing music?
DIBI: The thing I like most about playing music is that it gives me peace of mind it makes me happy
Q: What is it about music that makes you feel passionate?
DIBI: Music is everyones friend in their mental or emotional time of need in the sense that , it can brighten up your mood when you’re sad and humans are able to relate to music
Q: What and Who inspired you to start playing and making music?
DIBI: What inspired me to start making music was the fact that I have always loved to listen to music and I started writing music when I was 8years old so I just felt it was my calling. Also, DAVIDO inspires me. I have been listening to him since I was a kid and not only do I love his music but I also love his humble and cheerful personality I would really like to have a collaboration with him one day. My other inspiration is Cardi B because looking at her story and how far she has come after just few years it makes me believe that I can achieve anything I want to achieve with a lot of hard work and consistency
Q: What strengths do you have that you believe make you a great musician?
DIBI: I believe that my greatest strength is the support my Mom gives me and the amount of work ethic she has made me adapt to
Q: What accomplishments do you see yourself achieving in the next five to 10 years?
DIBI: I would like to be in a position whereby I can assist upcoming artists and media personalities fulfill their dreams, I would also love to see myself earning international nominations and awards.
We had an amazing time with Dibi as we were hosted by her very supportive Mom. It is a really interesting thing to see more Nigerian parents supporting their wards in their Music careers. This used to be an issue as most parents believed the Traditional “Professional careers” were all their children needed to go for. We are certain that with this kind of support and talent, Dibi will take over the world with her music in the near future. Her admiration for Davido, Cardi B and a few others can be seen and heard in her debut released song titled “HUSTLERS ANTHEM ”, produced by award-winning producer Ghadmanbeats, it was released on the 8th of February, 2022.
This lovely musical work has received good reviews from new fans and listeners around Nigeria and is available on Music Digital stores worldwide. You can follow Dibi on socials @dibi_the_queen. Indeed, Dibi Mai Kandi will take over the world someday.
To listen to Dibi’s music, click this link HUSTLERS ANTHEM