Doing music that you love’ and ‘Loving music that you do’ are two somewhat similar components that expresses passion towards what Shakespeare attributed as ‘food of the soul’; with this, few individuals had harnessed the content of this art to their creative advantage.

One of such creative and consistent individual in the music game in the state had remained Cross River’s PATRICK ‘SHADOW’ EFFIOM, who is placing the state on the music map of Nigeria.

With a fruitful and colourful outing at the 2016 Airtel #TheVoiceNigeria reality show and an anticipated mind-blowing career in music, Patrick is definitely the re-branded music master chef in the state, ready to dish-out delicious sounds. This time in a more refreshing and professional outlook.

CalabarBlog beams her spot-light on this great vocalist, song writer and producer; as he shares a brief experience through an exclusively interviewed with Isaac Macrock.

His responses are really passionate, with a touch of gratitude towards God’s grace in his life and career.
Here’s how it went…

?Question:
Finishing tops at #TheVoiceNigeria house and finally becoming the telecommunication’s brand Ambassador… Do you find that fulfilling?

?Answer:
“Its Ok… Its been grace all the way and i give God the praise… ”

?Question:
In one word… Or a sentence, if you prefer… how will you describe your experience in the Airtel #TheVoiceNigeria house?

?Answer:
” Learning, gaining and achievements to stardom… though not just stage performances, but learning processes.

?Question:
Your music production skills are off-da-hook, getting great accolades in that phase of music production… Are you considering doing less of production and more of being an Artiste?

?Answer:
“Both are God’s given talent and i intend continue doing them both… ”

?Question:
Will any be a distraction to the other?

?Answer:
” They work in paripasu, so it makes a union like ‘man and wife’!…”

?Question:
You already became a music force in Cross River State and it’s neighbouring terrains before you got into #TheVoiceNigeria house… What should be the expectation of your fans now that you’re already a force to reckon with in Nigeria?

?Answer:
“More push, more energy, more work. cos i aspire to be greater than ‘Micheal Jackson’ …”

?Question:
About your eventful and colourful stay at #TheVoiceNigeria house… Has it made you view music in a different dimension?… And how?

 

?Answer:
“Yes….! Music is more than a talent… Its a gift, a blessing and can really be a source of income if used for its main purpose… There is more to it than just singing like costuming, stage crafting, etc… ”

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?Question:
You already have two albums to your credit… Is Patrick “Shadow” Effiom preparing for another soon?

?Answer:
“Not so soon… as i am under professional rebranding process.”

?Question:
Any new single your fan should anticipate?

?Answer:
“Grace! ”

?Question
Care to say something as regards this new song to anticipate?

?Answer
” #GRACE is a song everyone should anticipate cos am working on the best of it to come out… ”

?Question
You’re CEO of Fresh House entertainment… Any plans of making the outfit a one-stop entertainment hub for music production?

?Answer
” My entertainment outfit is just a way of giving meaning to the lives of the upcoming musicians in the state thus, i intent to tush it and make it more equipped for use by the upcoming generation ”

?Question
Where do you anticipate of your music career in the next 3 years?

?Answer
“My music career by Gods grace should be the best among the rest. I should be able to reach an enviable height.”

?
What’s your advice to up-coming artistes in Cross River State?

?Answer
“My advice to CRS artist is humility and hardwork.”

?Question
That’s inspiring and great to know…
Are we looking-out for a top-notch collaboration with either Waje, Patoranking or 2Baba?

?Answer
” Collaborating with my coaches is something i have always looked up to, but for now I want people to appreciate my ability to make a hit independently… ”

Woow! I earnestly love that last statement that says:”… I want people to appreciate my ability to make a hit independently…”

Patrick” Shadow” Effiom is earnestly one awe-inspiring personality to meet with, and one Big music wild-fire to look out for in Nigeria…
Anticipating the release of his much-talked about single #GRACE

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