SKRT Magazine catches up with artist Aina More on our mellow #SKRTview segment.
Aina More is a Nigerian – British Afro-pop recording artist. She talks her style, inspirations, released and forthcoming projects; ‘It’s a W.R.A.P’ and ‘For People With Short Attention Spans’, announces an album coming this fall, her creative process, relationships & more exclusive to www.skrtdaily.com
- Tell us about yourself
I’m Aina More, a Nigerian – British Afro-pop recording artist based in London, and a lot of things… but whatever I chose to do I do it authentically. I’m a very spiritual person, I believe in GOD and try my best to stay in tune with God. I’m a lover at heart but I have a lot of passion in my heart and I channel it through creativity.
- What influences the art/music you create?
Usually an overwhelming feeling that I need to get something off my chest.
- What genre or style are you sticking to ?
I’m sticking to what feels right for me, I’m a multi genre artist so sticking to one thing has never been me, I can’t even stick to one hairstyle too long. I love playing with words and however it manifests is good for me if it’s good for my soul.
- What sparked your interest in making music?
I started writing back in school and had a knack for words, I went into writing and performing spoken word and writing in theatre and it birthed in me a love for words and beats.
- What projects have you released or planning to release?
I have an EP coming out which I’ve been working on for the past year or so, the first release from that is ‘Magic’ which is produced by Ace Keyz. I have released previous projects which I’m proud of including ‘It’s a W.R.A.P’ and ‘For People With Short Attention Spans’.
- What keeps you motivated, what is your creative process ?
To be honest I am not always motivated but I’ve learned to create even when I don’t particularly feel like it, I might not want to but even the feeling of not wanting to do something is a feeling so I pay attention to that. The process is always different but the one thing that is consistent is staying in tune with the universe and how I truly feel. Anything outside of that is going to be trash because it’s not authentic.
- What more to expect from your brand in the future?
MORE… Good quality authentic music and elevation on every level.
- Who are you eager to collaborate with?
Dr.Dre, Dave, Wretch 32 and Jhus.
- What is your fashion sense saying?
LOL. I just wear what I want. Sometimes sexy, sometimes hippy.
- Poison of choice?
- Describe your social & romantic relationship status?
Introverted extrovert. I’m a lover at heart but I also like my space. I’m open to love.
- First Date Ideas?
Long drive to somewhere with a great view and great food. Or something active.
- Favorite whip/car?
- Vacay country/countries of choice ?
Ghana or Jamaica
- Soda or Water?
WATER all day everyday!!!
- Workout routine?
Looking at insta baddies working out. (And somehow hoping their body will manifest on mine). I don’t really workout. I just try to stay active daily, I eat healthy and occasionally lift the lil weights I have at home.
- How do you uplift your self spiritually and mentally?
Positive self talk and self compassion and I try to stay in conversation with God as often as possible.
- What impact do you plan to leave on society?
A positive one, one that says – whatever you do – do it authentically.
- Who is/are your mentor(s)?
Fela Kuti, Dele Sosimi personally and otherwise I admire Kendrick, Wretch 32, Ghetts and Nicki Minaj for her fearlessness and execution.
- Give a quote(s) you want to be remembered by?
Thank you for pulling up, Looking forward to seeing you at the next SKRTFest event.