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Miné Interview with Muzique Magazine

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Miné Interview with Muzique Magazine

Miné Interview with Muzique Magazine
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Miné Interview with Muzique Magazine

When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?

I made this discovery the second I began writing music for myself. This was around when I turned 10. Listening to music is all good, but writing and completing my own song was the most amazing feeling in the world. I was never truly able to express my thoughts and feelings through speech.

I soon realized that the best way for me to get everything that I was feeling out was to communicate them through song. Seeing the ways in which I could express myself and connect with others pushed me to keep writing and pursue a career in music.

To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?

If this is in regards to clothing, I am embarrassed to say that I have absolutely no sense of style. I have been told countless times that I do not know how to dress myself. This is because I usually aim for comfort, rather than the aesthetic.

I’ll admit that my style has gotten better as I have gotten older, but I am still a long way from being even close to stylish. When I do look good, however, I accredit it to my mother. She has the best style that I have ever seen, so when I look good, just know that she most likely had some influence on the look!

On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?

On my current project, and on many other ones, I usually begin by sitting down and writing all of the possible concepts that could fit the theme/aesthetic of the project. As I refine the project I am working on, the irrelevant concepts are taken off the list. Sometimes, more concepts are added until the perfect concept is the last one standing.

What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?

I believe that one of my greatest challenges would have to be my procrastination. It’s literally the worst thing you can do when it comes to developing any project. The funny thing is that some of my best works have actually come from procrastination, so sometimes it can ironically act as a catalyst for a creative project.

Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?

Absolutely not! I am very much a beginner. I still have so much to learn, but I find my lack of exposure in this industry exciting, rather than terrifying. I am excited to see how much I, along with my craft, will grow in the upcoming years. I am definitely not the best at what I do right now, but I hope for the day that I can say that I am.

What are your plans for the near future?

I plan to continue putting my music and all other content out into the world and grow my craft. I am currently working on a few projects that I am so excited about! I’m not going to say anything because I have a big mouth and I don’t want to spoil anything. I also plan on graduating college, but that is in the spring of 2023, so it’s a little far off.

Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout-outs?

Of course! I’d love to give a shoutout to my mother because she is one of the few people who actually believed that I could make a living out of the music I make. I would also like to give a shoutout to Maria for being a manager, promoter, therapist, and sister wrapped up into one!

How can fans find you?

Website is: https://www.mineokoloko.com/
Instagram is https://www.instagram.com/mine.okoloko/
TikTok is https://www.tiktok.com/@mineokoloko
Twitter is https://twitter.com/MineOkoloko

What suggestions do you have for other artists like yourself?

If there are any artists debating on if they should drop out of school to pursue a music career, I want to let you know that you don’t have to pick one. Many times, you only hear about picking an education or s music career, but nobody ever talks about the third option, which is to pursue both. Yes, you will be stressed, but there is a good chance that the stress will be worth it in the end. Just keep pushing!

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Founder & Editor-In-Chief of Muzique Magazine Alfred Munoz, is an American Army Veteran, Entrepreneur, and Talent Manager with over 20 years of experience in the Music industry, Leadership, Management, and Branding.

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