Sinzu is back with a new album and a very candid interview with Cool FM Lagos about getting on the wrong side of the law, doing the time, the lessons learned, his new music and new beginnings. He also gave a shout out to industry colleagues like Davido who reached out to help get him back on track.
By the way, is Cool FM killin’ it or what? They are fast becoming the breakaway go to radio station in Nigeria.
Back to SInzu. A standout in his interview, for me, was one of the experiences he shared about when he was locked up doing time in Federal prison for fraud related charges. He explained that in prison you could earn enough to purchase music to listen on a music device. He said he was able to earn enough points to do so, and when he reviewed the playlist available to him to purchase music, he saw the musical works of his fellow Nigerian colleagues. He said that was a game-changing moment for him.
Moral of the story, artists stay out of trouble. As Sinzu points out, time is one thing where when spent, you can’t get it back.
Watch the interview below. By the way, I listened to his album. I think ‘Weirdest Love’ has the potential to be a major hit. Whoever made the beat for him, nailed it. He’s gonna need a radio edited version though for heavy rotation.
For an equally in-depth interview with Sinzu, listen to my throwback interview with him just before he was locked up, below.