It was a lucky day for me hooking up with his manager, i mean Presh of
the defunct KC presh. We both intentionally at first did not disclose
our identities. We discussed several issues including online write ups
by one Wale Applause. I wanted to know his view of him and by so
decided to keep mute. Not until his eagle landed did i stylishly ask
him if he knew who Wale Applause is. He truthfully said he would’t
recognize him, not until then did i disclose my identity. He was real
surprised and at last we formally had an introduction. I was glad to
know that he’s the manager of Presh whom i’ve always wanted to have a
conversation with. I needed clarification about the going solo saga. I
humbly requested an interview which he obliged. I was indeed happy and
couldn’t wait for a time to be fixed. It was a nice day out with Presh
after his trip from Abuja and here are excerpts of the discourse.
• Who is Presh?
Presh is a God fearing dude, Musically inclned, love having fun and
just an easy going person.
• How did it all start for you?
Well, I was born Precious John, in d city of Ajegunle, couple of years
back. was the choir master in my church way back before star quest came
calling. I grew up in the slum, wasn’t easy trying to get things done but
God made it possible shaa.. abt my life style, i just like being
comfortable. Not that i like showing my self or something, i just like
• Please define your kind of music?
Well, back then while i was still a member of Kcpresh, we sang hiphop.
but right now, am an r and b singer. so my kind of sound right now
coukd be classified as ” RnB.
• Why music?
Welll, like i said earlier, i actually started in the church as a
music director. Its just something i can’t really explain. but i guess
it was all mapped out by God. so i really cant tell y its music.but
all i know is that its paid off seriously.,..
• Let’s discuss your kinda music, your inspirations, mentors…
Well, doing the solo thing now, i would say my inspiration comes
mainly from God, and my mood. i might be feeling so in love at a
particular time and just wanna write about it. might be feeling pains
about the society and i just write about it. might be feeling one gurl
down d road and she’s using me to form and i might just write about
it. so in a nut shell, i just get my mood swing working and am game.
As for mentore, i grew up listening to a whole lot of artist and like
i said, i grew up in the church so every music i heard had their own
impact on me in their own different ways.
• Challenges faced ever since you chose music as a career
well, truthfully, every profession comes with its own challenges. so
the same goes for music. But God has been faithfull to me shaa.
• Your first song going solo and as a group?
If as a solo artist, the first song would be “O BAD” which features
Iceprince Zamani. but if its as a group, its “Ese baba”.
• First hit song
As a group, its “ese baba” but as a solo artist now, its my current
song” who goes there”
• We have always known KC presh, why now we know KC and Presh, what led to that?
Well, we just sat down and decided to go solo, we decided to try out
our individual talents.
• Let talk about your song ‘Who goes there’ that song is dope, what’s
behind that song?
well, the song talks abut a fine girl that caught my attention. walked
up to her and she wan begin dey form dats where the ” WHO GOES THERE”
• Why did u decide to do a remix?
well, the remix cameas a result of the fact that i was actually
shooting the video and Eva and Zee were at Clareance’s place on the
day of the shoot. they started freestyling to the beat. I loved what
they were doing. so immediately, we talked and we did the remix which
is the result of what you have now.
• How do you cope wif dem gals?
Well, like i said earier, every profession comes with one challenges
or the other. I just try to be as professional as i can in my dealings
• What’s in the future?
Well, man proposes, and God disposes. Just hoping to be on top of my
game dats all. But there would also be smashing hits from me. more
songs dat would forever remain in the hearts of many.
• How have you been able to handle fame?
Well, God’s wisdom has been my guiding stick. what can i do without
• Any proposed international collaboration or tour?
Definitely. its all in the map. would be unveiling my tour and
collaborations with international artists soon. So just keep your
• Let’s talk more about your tour
Like i said, just keep your fingers crossed. though i would be touring
Europe next month, i still have other plans that i would infold when
the time comes. But one thing is sure, it wont be a boring experience
Where do you see the future of the Nigeria music factory
Well, with the whole international status and height we have attained
at this stage, definitely its a plus for us and what more can i say
than we still gonna make history.
• Advice to up and comings
Wel, one thing i always tell them is” you can never be me. u are u, so
develope that part of you that makes you who you really are. dnt come
into the game because of the money because once the money dosnt come
in, you will be fraustrated and would easily chicken out. make sure u
have a deep passion for music. be yourself and just be orignal.”
• What have always been your watch words?
All thungs are possible. Put God first.
• Parting words to your fans
Thanks for believing in my brand, keep the support coming and i
promise not to dissappoint you. fasten your seat belt cause
henceforth, you will be going on a journey into the world of good
music that PRESH would be deliverying to you. God bless your
interview by Wale Applause