Femi Adeyinka also known as Capital Femi is a native of Ogun State born in Lagos State. He moved to the United States at a tender age before returning to the country to contribute his quota to the entertainment industry. Coming from a family that has already produced a celebity, Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st, Femi, has everything it takes to compete favourably with any artiste in the international market, he is fast becoming one of Nigeria’s best rhythm and blues artistes. In this exclusive interview with Anthony Ada Abraham he speaks on his album and relationship with Kennis music.
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Tell us about your journey so far in the music industry?
I started music professionally, in the United States about 6 years ago. I started with a group and later went solo before I decided to move back to Nigeria in 2009, when I got signed to Kennis Music.
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You were based in the USA; what really motivated your coming back to Nigeria, despite the stories of insecurity and poverty in the foreign media about Nigeria?
My initial intention was to go back and forth but I eventually realised that it was more reasonable for me to be here and just focus on my career.
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?How did you meet Kennis and what is your relationship with the record label like?
?I was introduced to Kennis by my brother; Gbenga Adeyinka the 1st and my relationship with the record label is quite good.
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You look more like a hip-hop artiste but you sing R&B. What would you say about your genre of music especially in Nigeria, where people love dance hall, rap and the rest?
That is what makes me unique. Everyone generally loves music, especially good music and that is what I do.
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There was a story making the rounds that you had a problem with Kennis Music and you left the label, can you clarify this?
That is not true and was never true at any point in time.
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Tell us more about your music and your collaboration with Eedris Abdulkareem?
Like I said earlier, my music is good music, it has passion and substance, I believe it touches people. Baba Eedris is someone that I enjoyed working with and my first collaboration in the industry is with a living legend.
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You have lived in this country and outside its shores; Can you compare the Nigeria music industry in particular to the USA and what do you think we have achieved and what should we improve upon?
Music in Nigeria has come a long way. Right now the only difference is that we lack the necessary structures and we need to put in more money into that sector.
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If you were to rule Nigeria, what would be your first move or if you had an opportunity to give advice to the President, what would you suggest?
I will clean out the office. (Wink) I feel Mr. President needs to listen to the general public more because we are in a democratic dispensation where the people's voices are supposed to be heeded and acted upon.
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?Are you married?
No, not yet married.
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When should we be expecting something new from Capital Femi? Is there any single on the way?
My debut album titled, The Year Of RnB just dropped. I have a new single and video, which was recently released, titled 'Don't Let Go'. A lot of things are in the pipeline, you just have to wait patiently.
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What is your message to upcoming artistes, especially those who look up to you and your fans?
Never give up on your dreams. Thank you for believing in me, thank you all for the love.

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