Meet Nigeria-born UK Open Mic performer Jesuferanmi:
Hi Jesuferanmi, thanks for joining us! Let’s get into it:
Do you play solo only, or also in a group?
How old are you?
Where were you born?
Where did you grow up?
How did that place influence your music? (if at all!)
A lot of old country gospel imports into Nigeria, my mum would listen to them often when we moved to the UK I would listen to them often, they were my gateway to western contemporary Christian music.
Where are you based now, and why?
Dartford, family home.
What got you into making music in the first place?
I mostly do covers, I want God to bless people and heal people through the music I share.
What instrument/s do you play?
Who would be in your top 10 musical influences, and why?
Robin Mark, Darlene Zschech, Lynn Deshazo, Kieth Green. I listen to them on a loop.
Do you write your own songs?
How many years have you been writing songs for?
A long time, I write a lot of poetry, few songs.
What process, or processes, do you often find yourself using when you write songs?
How long have you been playing open mic nights?
Why did you get into playing them in the first place?
To share Jesus with the world.
What advice would you give new performers who are just starting out playing their first open mics?
What’s the hardest thing, for you, about playing open mics?
What’s the most bizarre, or fun, open mic, or gig, you’ve ever played, and why?
Catcher in the rye open mic March 12th, brilliant performers, fun night!
If it’s not already, are you hoping to make music your full-time career?
What do you currently find the hardest and biggest obstacles to moving your music career forward?
Finance and Exposure
What’s the one truth about you that people often find surprising?
I can be suupppeeerrr energetic and then just verrrryyyy mellow, I get the best of both worlds.
What’s the most exciting project you’re working on at the moment?
Where is the main place should people go to find out more about you?
We’re done! Anything else ou want to share before we go?