“Work hard. Nothing is easy. The more people you work with, the more people you reach, and the harder you work the better your results get.”

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

SKILLY: How were you able to start your journey in the entertainment business? Where did this all start?
GIBRILVILLE: My first single “Streets of Africa”(ft M1) was my first leap into the entertainment business. We had a great debut and since then I have not looked back.

What are some of the creative ways you use to promote your music?
I shoot a lot of pictures and videos. Short verses for Instagram helps engage my fans.

What is the greatest challenge you face in today’s entertainment business? How do you overcome them?
I work with a lot of great people and they help make the process simple and less challenging. We always have a clear understanding of what we are doing so it minimizes the challenges.

How is the music scene like in your hometown? What do you like about it and what don’t you like?
It is very diverse. We have a huge hip-hop, highlife, reggae, dancehall & afr-beat scene.

Where do you think the future of music is going to be? How do you feel artists can be more a part of it?
Boundless. We have great technology and plenty talent. Music will never fail.

What advice can you give to other upcoming artists and musicians trying to achieve success?
Work hard. Nothing is easy. The more people you work with, the more people you reach, and the harder you work the better your results get.

What inspires you to write your next song?
Either the beat or my emotions. Usually both. Sometimes I write a song first then produce it, and sometimes a producer will play an idea for me and I will draw from my most emotional state of mind.

What are the steps you take to make a song?
First, I write the lyrics. Then record the vocals. Then spend a lot of time mixing the record with my engineer called jake. Then we walk away from the record for about a month and then come back to it with fresh ears to do a final mix. I never rush the process.

What do you think makes a great song?
As much time as you need to create the record. There is no need to finish a song in one day. Writing is the easy part because it gives you the seed of the song. But like a plant you have to water it slowly so it when it is ready it the best song possible. I do not think its wise to write a song in one sitting. It can be developed in so many directions and you have to make sure it is right.

Where can we connect with you? Can you give us your social media links and where we can contact you?
Website: www.gibrilville.com
Instagram and twitter – @gibrilville
Bandcamp: https://gibrilville.bandcamp.com/music
Tidal: https://listen.tidal.com/artist/6442508
iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/gibril-da-african/203970726