“Lay me down isn’t just talking about a girl…” Adewole Rahmon (Afropop singer)
Good evening sir. This is Personality Friday With Mimi. Can we meet you?
Good evening ma.
Your name and any other thing we need to know?
I’m Adewole Rahmon Akinade and my
stage name is Pappymuller.
As we know, a thing begets another.
How did the name “Pappymuller” come into being?
During my secondary school days, I was one of the best scorer (football). Due to this, my friends called me “muller” and I felt I was better than the real muller. So, I told them to call me daddy muller.
Eventually, they changed the daddy muller to Pappymuller.
So, what do you do?
I’m an Afropop singer.
What led to you starting up a music career?
I’ve always had passion for music and I feel I can handle the pressure in music in terms of supporting myself financially and emotionally.
Some say “music is life”, some say it’s their hide /refuge place like the story of the Egbas and Olumo Rock in the days of trouble.
What is music to you?
Music is life..
Music can raise someone’s mood, get them excited or make them calm and relaxed.
Music affects our emotions. When we listen to sad songs, we tend to feel a decline in mood.
As expected, there’s a different approach to everything.
How do you come up with your songs?
My mood determines the kind of song I write. If I’m in a bad mood, I’m gon write bout what’s disturbing me and if I’m in a good mood I’m gon write bout what I’m thinking that’s making me good.
Also, if a particular tune is going on and on in my head, I just focus myself on the tune …
Mood and focus.
So, is there any hidden meaning in any of your songs?
I have a lot of hidden messages in my songs.
Lay me down isn’t just talking about a girl laying me down on bed but actually talking about a girl that gives me peace of mind.
It is said that due to fear of acceptance, most music artistes develop low self-esteem the moment they’re to perform in a large gathering.
What do you have to say about this?
80% of artiste develop low self esteem due to fear of accepting their songs but I did some things to overcome the fear.
I got over my fear that someone won’t like my work. I will never please everyone.
Instead of fearing rejection, I embrace those who support me.
I stop creating work that tries to cater to everyone.
I create work that I love and find those who like it instead.
Not trying to please everyone but embracing those who love you for being yourself.
If you hadn’t gone into music, what would you be doing by now?
Maybe an artist cos I’m really good at drawing and painting.
Still revolving around art.
What would you advise someone who plan starting up a career in music?
Be hardworking and focus because hardwork pays.