“I want to be more than famous. I want to affect the lives of others and also open doors for others. I know a lot of visionaries lack capital, I could hopefully be the source. A venture capitalist so to speak.”

Check out the interview with Dakura exclusively on Skilly Magazine Online.

Skilly: Tell us where this all began. What is your history in the music scene?
Dakura:
This all began in my English class where I showed interest in poetry. I later teamed up with a friend of mine who had a home studio. I went along to his house to record my first song which was a flop to say the least. I was laughed at, told to give up but I kept at it never losing sight of my dream.

What are the best ways to promote yourself as an artist? Any tips you can give us?
I love art and apps online are good for modifying pictures. I believe through the right tags and following up on Instagram likes, I can identify the right people who I can work with to gain the exposure I need. Also friends help by liking and sharing online on social media.

What do you ultimately want to become in your career?
I want to be more than famous. I want to affect the lives of others and also open doors for others. I know a lot of visionaries lack capital, I could hopefully be the source. A venture capitalist so to speak.

What is the hardest thing about being in the music business?
Getting noticed I would say. This is because of the volume of new artists. I sometimes feel like a needle in a hay stack.

What is it like in your city? What is the music scene like, and how is it like living there overall?
Swindon is generally peaceful, yet conservative. It also has its ills as any place would. People mostly listen to grime and the night clubs play radio hits only. Fair to say I want out.

What are some of advice you can give and share to other artists who are still trying to come up?
Be yourself, be a niche in the market. This’ll make you stand out more. It’s not just all about music, image also counts and also personality!

What is the best thing that’s ever happened in your career?
I came third and second in Cirencesters Got Talent in my college. I have also had successful performances and open mics as well.

What is your inspiration?
To bring electricity to Ghana and clean up the streets! I also draw inspiration from music with good vibes, adopting knowledge and flows to tell my story my way but with an imprint of the former.

Do you feel anyone can be successful now in today’s world of music?
Of course, there’s more room to man oeuvre. It’s easier to be yourself without facing the opposition of group thought.

Where can we find you on social media?
Facebook: Dakura
Instagram: @dakura93