Debsito Interview with Muzique Magazine
How did you come by your stage name?
My artist name Debsito, I take it from my Father who was himself an artist who was called Debaba, he died ten years ago, I wanted, on the one hand, to keep this heritage because Debsito means little Debs and some of my relatives already called me Debs, so I thought Debsito, was the best compromise and I find him rather cute as an artist name, lol
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
Being the son of an artist, I have been immersed in music since I was young. so the world of music is not foreign to me. However, my vocation was to pursue a career as a bureaucrat because I pursued university studies in the finance professions and I obtained a Masters in finance and I even held positions of responsibility in various companies. only my passion caught up with me and I finally gave up everything to devote myself entirely to music, this little spark that was in me ended up growing and becoming a blazing fire that had only one need, s’ express, lol
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
I obviously have a base of African music because of my origins and the fact that I listen to African music a lot thanks to my father. Then I was rocked by hip hop and urban music from the 2000s, artists such as Craig David, Usher, Sean Paul, Nas, Ja Rule, Nelly, there is a lot indeed, lol. they influenced me in a certain way and all these influences allowed me to find a mixed style, urban afro which in a way makes my singularity
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
My last project is called “Etincelles”, and that has a double meaning for me. On the one hand, this represents the premises of my artistic universe that I would like to introduce to the public, a taste of everything I have to offer, that is to say, a spark of the flame that I contain within me, lol and in a second step, it represents this spark that I had in me which consumed me from the inside and that I ended up letting go, because yes I took a long time to decide between my career in the offices as my father wanted and my career as an artist, my vocation quite simply.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
For me, work comes first, I have always been very hardworking, regardless of the field, it even sometimes earned me the nickname “Workman”, lol. Today my challenge is to push my music as far as possible and to produce quality works of which I will be forever proud.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
No, I wouldn’t say I’m the best inherently, I think there are artists with a better voice, a better groove than mine, on the other hand, I think there are very few artists with my determination, my artistic sensitivity, and my versatility. indeed that you offer me Jazz, reggae, metal, whatever you want, I would never be dumped, and I think that’s what makes my strength, that is to say, this ability to mix genres and adapt.
What are your plans for the near future?
I plan to release a second project, “Etincelles” part II, and I have a lot of featuring in progress then with the end of the Covid some concerts are normally scheduled all over Europe we are waiting for new government measures on travel.
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?
I want to thank my relatives for supporting me in everything I do and all the time, because yes I am not at all easy to live with on a daily basis, I am very demanding and always ask for more, and I am aware, but that’s how it is, I can’t help it, I like perfection in what I do and sometimes I ask a little too much of them, but they never gave up on me and I thank them once again.
How can fans find you?
Fans can find my news on my official pages:
My website: https://www.debsito.com/
My youtube channel: Debsito
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Work pays, music is not an easy job because there is competition and you will probably never be the most talented because the talent is endless in my opinion, but keep in mind that the determination is stronger than everything and sooner or later she ends up paying.