My father inspired me to make music
Kliensman Behora is one of Nigeria’s hottest and most promising artists. The recording artist, who is also a producer and network engineer, officially started recording music at age 12 and by 17 he was already familiar with the latest production tools and software.
Speaking to LEADERSHIP on how he got into music, Kliensman said: “I grew up around music, with a father who exposed me to various local and international sounds that dominated the music industry. music in the late 1990s and early 2000s.
“I have always been musically inclined as I also had a mother who was an active part of a church choir for as long as I can remember. These unconsciously conditioned me to gravitate towards the process of creation and musical composition.
“I eventually became a fan of Dj’ing at mini-school events and rapping with friends, which kind of led to me hanging out at recording studios within my reach. I sort of got myself kind of reunited with people who took this art seriously and began to develop me.
The burgeoning artist considers himself a multi-dimensional musician and music producer, with influences from many parts of the world.
Speaking further, he said, “Having spent time in top cities such as New York, Dubai and Abuja, I think my music crosses various genres ranging from alternative Afro-beat styles to rhythmic new age rap/hip hop type and various other sounds. like house and fusions of electronic and traditional sounds. My profession is a true embodiment of new age Africa.
“As for projects that have already been released, I already released an album in the fall of 2018 called ‘Constellations’ which turned out to be my first official work. However, my new upcoming project ‘Meta-7’ should to be dropped after the recent release of my single, “Neon Lipstick”, with YinTheHermit.
Of the challenges he faced as an up-and-coming artist, he said, “I would love to see my city embrace the entertainment industry with open arms. There is so much potential for expansion and innovation, but only if we create space for these things.
Speaking about some of the shows he’s performed in, he continued, “I’m no stranger when it comes to live performances, whether locally or internationally. Last year was not bad. I headlined my first show called “Flow Sessions” which turned out to be a hit. It’s one of the many interesting shows I’ve been on. I was also able to share a big stage with Wizkid at his live concert in Abuja in the fall of 2021.”
Asked which artists he would like to collaborate with, he named Pharrell Williams, Sona Jobarteh and Damian Marley.
On his plans for the future, he said: “I see myself excelling in this industry and eventually being able to use my influence as an artist to make positive contributions to my community, my country and humanity in its entirety. together.”
While giving his advice to upcoming artists, Kliensman said, “There are no rules on how art should be created, feel free to try new styles and believe in yourself.”