I respect big artistes but I don’t fear anyone —Mudi Williams

Fast-rising music star, Mudiaga Williams, otherwise known as Mudi, has been around the music industry and is currently making a name for himself. The Delta State-born singer, who started his career in music in the church, speaks about life, career and more in this interview with Segun Adebayo.

In the industry, there is Davido, Wizkid,  Olamide, Rema and even Joe Boy among others. These guys are not willing to step down for anybody. Are you ready to unseat any of them to take your place?

Yes of course, I believe in my sound, I know it’s not an easy task. The people you mentioned are doing fine and I am ready to play my part to and make a name for myself in the industry. I understand this is a very challenging time but I am ready to work my way in and make a records for others also to follow.


With new songs coming out on a daily basis. You need more than songs. You need money, presence and even media attention. These things don’t come easy for a regular musician; what are your plans?

I am always grateful to God for blessing me with the best team, I am new in the music business but my team and I have been able to put together a lot of projects that would blow the minds of many people. I know I am going somewhere and also ready for the business. Good things won’t come easy. So when u are down pick yourself up and be more focus for the success ahead.


With COVID-19 taking its toll on music stars among other businesses.  Are you not scared that this would hamper your 2020 chances?

It may look difficult now but everything will work out fine. I didn’t get to this level on my volition God and grace brought me to this level and it will sustain me all through this period and beyond. I am not scared.This time shall pass and we will get our lives back on track. We are not stopping.


Has it been hard going about the music business with little to shown for it in terms of success and presence in the industry?

So far I am grateful to the team I am working with and soon they will know more about me and my sound. I know I need to keep working; by doing that success will surely visit me.


Tell us about the career and how you have managed to keep the game going till now?

By observing excellence and be excellent at my musical craft and by being careful who I take advice from. By forming a strong professional peer group as your sounding board also by understanding what the top revenue streams are in the music business. It is always hard to find one’s feet in a very saturated industry like this.


How are you going to find your voice?

Waiting for the right time so the world will know I understand my sound and also ready to introduce them to your sounds


For somebody who started music at the age of 14 and dropped his first single in 2016. What took you that long?

Well, my parents didn’t have interest in my musical career, as a teenager living with my parents, It has to be education fist before any other thing. I released my first single with the help of good friends who believe in me.


What’s your take on how the industry is going now and the seeming beefing between rappers and music acts?

That’s what keeps the industry interesting and going. But to me I will love to be a peace ambassador.


What do you think would work for your career as you keep growing in the game?

I will start collaborating  and  play live as much as possible, and also keep learning and find a good mentor, go to a workshop or a masterclass.


Would you go back to singing in the church again or it is over between you and church music?

I am a Christian and if that’s what God wants for me, I can’t reject it.


You have a new single now, Blessings, what brought about the song?

Surely greatness will only make you talk about being great and also I’m sure it’s very ok to name blessings and also look towards more.


How has it been pushing the song and what’s the acceptance like?

It’s not easy, but I must say from the angle of my PR, it’s been so easy and well pushed and am happy with the response ‘am getting from the people. As this is my first single and the love is this much. I must say I am happy. But more still needs to be done. I won’t stay down until I stay up.




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