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I love theatre and film, as a matter of fact it has been my distraction from music- Oriri Osayomore

I love theatre and film, as a matter of fact it has been my distraction from music- Oriri Osayomore
Brief introduction of yourself and educational background
My name is Oriri Osayomore, I am a Singer, Song Writer, Sound Designer and Media Producer.
I studied studied Theatre Arts University of Benin as my first degree and did my masters in Radio and Television at the Arkansas State university. I was born into a musical family and naturally picked it up.Seriously though in 1999.

I love theatre and film, as a matter of fact it has been my distraction from music. I knew I would make movies as part of my purpose, that's why I went ahead and got those two degrees and worked in advertising. The setting up of The omnipresent Studios is aimed at bringing that dream to life.

What inspired your passion for music

I loved my dad's soul and how his music came across; it was like a get away for me every time I heard him play. At the time I turned 15, I became involved continuously with music in one way or another.

When did you start off officially

I began professionally as keyboardist with my dad's Band (Ambassador Osayomore Joseph Ulele Power Sound), in October of 1997.

What do you call your kind of music (genre)

I play a fresh brand of Afro R and B. 
I love theatre and film, as a matter of fact it has been my distraction from music- Oriri Osayomore
What instrument do you play and how did you learn how to play it
I play the Guitar as my main instrument but started out as a drummer and keyboardist.
I started playing the drums on a hand made drum my brothers and I made until I could play the one in my local church and the keyboard I played was my dad's band keyboard. I spent a lot of mornings learning and the guitar I started to teach myself and also got some lessons from a music school.

Talk about the business and passion side of music

The passion is making music inline with what is most important to me. The business aspect is all about relationship with all the different people that can see the vision and follow through with great positive energy. So far there has been great people.

Tell us about the challenges you faced coming up and the ones you still face

The most challenge initially was getting my family to see me as a legit artist. the moment I felt the most comfortable with them I felt comfortable with everyone else. Of course as my biggest influence, my dad's opinion and support was very important to me early on. 
I love theatre and film, as a matter of fact it has been my distraction from music- Oriri Osayomore
So you are in The U.S; tell us a bit on what necessitated the move and are you still doing music?
I primarily came to the US for schooling and also for experience, because prior to when I came in 2011, I had not been out of Nigeria. I really wanted to experience the world to broaden my understanding of life and yes i still do music.

Give us a pip into what you have coming goal.

More songs and videos. Also we are working on taking off with the production company and start to make quality movies for social change. At the moment I do sound design for my film maker connects in Nigeria.

Advice for the up and coming arts

 Its a marathon. That's the mind set. everyday adds up.
I love theatre and film, as a matter of fact it has been my distraction from music- Oriri Osayomore
Be true to your art and your craft because when the spot lights are turned off, you want to know you stood for what your really believed.

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