I am a threat to most established acts — Sean Mykel

Sean Mykel is a young artiste and producer whose career has been on the rise ever since he stepped onto the music scene last year. Born in Ibadan, Nigeria but currently based in South Africa, he has been a music lover from a tender age and started exploring his talents in singing and producing as a teenager and was a member of a music group in high school before leaving to sing solo. He came into the scene with a song titled ‘Loke’ in 2015. He also has a new banging chart-breaker, ‘Feeling You’. Young, energetic, and full of life, Sean Mykel is a pleasure to be with as he creates a relaxed mood for an afternoon chat by the lagoon front.

How did your journey into music begin?

I’ve been a music lover from a tender age, I started exploring my talents in singing and producing as a teenager; at age 13. I was a member of a mini-label back in secondary school. I entered the scene with a song titled ‘Loke’ in 2015. I also have a new banging chart-breaker, ‘Feeling You’.


Define your brand of music?

I’m telling people how I feel. My message is to make people happy when they hear my songs. I sing happy songs.


What is unique about you?

I am armed with the talent, foresight and competitive spirit to have an interesting journey. Let it be known, Sean Mykel poses a big threat to Nigeria’s A-list music acts.


Don’t you think you are boasting?

I am a singer with strong musical inclination and depth so I know exactly what people like. My music is good music, pleasing to the ears and soul. My prayer is for God’s continuous strength and guidance.


What inspires you?

I am a musician and every musician knows how to write good music. You don’t have to be inspired really. I don’t have to be in love to write a love song. I can just write it because I know what a love song should be like. I can be angry and make a happy song, I can be sad and make a happy song. It’s not really about inspiration, it’s about knowing your music and knowing exactly what you want. A number of musicians also inspire me.


How long have you been doing music?

Well, I have been doing music professionally for about two years now. It has been a very hectic journey, but I have equally been having fun with what I am doing. My fans have shown me great love and their support has got me this far. I am constantly working on how to get better at what I do. I love to make my fans happy. I love them to connect with my music.

I don’t want to say I am at the level that I dream to be but I am not resting. The work has just begun and the response has been massive. I am already looking at the big picture. I will say that my career is still buzzing and I still need more time to put things in order. In the next two years, Sean is going to be everywhere on your screens, mobiles and airwaves.


How prepared are you?

I’ve performed at a number of gigs both locally and in South Africa. I would love to keep that blank for now because your audience might not be able to relate to some of the shows.