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PART TWO OF THE HOTJEM’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF TIRAJAI: HIS MUSIC AND THOUGHTS ABOUT CAMEROONIAN ARTISTS AND BLOGGERS!

PART TWO OF THE HOTJEM’S EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW OF TIRAJAI: HIS MUSIC AND THOUGHTS ABOUT CAMEROONIAN ARTISTS AND BLOGGERS!

“Some record labels don’t really have their artist’s interest cos most of them don’t care to listen to and try to understand the artist’s vision but impose what they want…”

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PHOTO: Cameroonian Artist Tirajai as our cover boy!

Well Hello everyone. Welcome back to PART TWO of our two part interview with the US based Cameroonian singer Tirajai! As previously seen in PART ONE of our interview as seen HERE (for those of you who missed it), the singer shared some VERY personal details about his life in Africa as never before shared in public! So sit tight and enjoy the last half of the interview of the singer known as Tirajia…


THJ: So going back to your move in the US as discussed in PART ONE of this interview, many people think being in the US means life is good. They see pictures of beautiful roads, houses, clothes etc, and think people have money but what they don’t know is that people work very hard and struggle to survive as its not an easy society to live in. Is America what you thought it would be like? And do you believe that dreams can be turned into reality here in the US?

Tirajai: Not really but for someone like me, I knew anything here would be better than what I’ve been through and yes of course you can live your dreams here if you keep your heart clean, believe and stay true to your hustle.

THJ: Now focusing on your music, what genre of music would you consider yourself in? The only song I have listened to as of the time of this interview is the Intro to your Redemption song and I saw the intro video.  Why the title Redemption? (What is the meaning behind the title and song?)

Tirajai: Afro RnB/Soul/Pop singer though I don’t let that limit my ability to exploit other genres. #Redemption is a song I wrote on the 6th of April 2015 when I left Belgium to the US. That long flight gave me time to think of all that I’ve been through and what my traveling to the US meant to not just my family but some less fortunate kids I met in Jalingo, Nigeria as it raised their hopes of living a better life after all the pain. Also, it portrays a character “Silo”   who went from being this kid no parent wanted their kids around cos they thought he was a bad influence to this icon every parent would want their kids to be like.

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