We are excited to present another edition of our Featured Musician Series once again. In this edition, we get an up close and personal with no other than the Uche Aghulor aka Uche Gold.
Biography of Uche Aghulor
My name is Uche Aghulor also called UCHEGOLD. I am singer and recording artist from Delta State Nigeria. I came from a family of seven, had my schooling first in Agbor Delta State and the University of Benin for my first degree before relocating to Lagos in 2018 for further studies and practice.
MUSIC GENRE AND MUSICAL JOURNEY
I do more of classical and classical crossover music. I enjoy every kind of music but I connect more to some more than others.
Having siblings who belonged to the church choir, witnessing first hand some great local and international performers as a child really drew my attention to music and eventually to classical music . The industry itself is not enticing all of the time but the passion and hunger for it never grows dim. That’s how I’ve managed to stay motivated.
My favorite part of being a musician is being paid to live my dream. My least favorite is the hate that sometimes come with it. I don’t really have a favorite performance venue. I just enjoy any place with an awesome sound and great audience.
CHALLENGES IN THE INDUSTRY
The biggest problem I have had to overcome so far is ‘SELF’. I would change the mindset of fellow musicians about their art here and also for a better appreciation of classical music and singers in the Nigerian society
Yes I have had performance anxiety and still do some times. Have I failed before? Absolutely Yes! Failure does bring out the best eventually
I love the opportunities it presents. As an artist, your audience is limitless. I enjoy the luxury of creating something new every time. It fills me up as much as it delights the listener. I hate not having a good means to express myself.
MY MOTIVATION & INSPIRATION
I am inspired by a great number of singers. The likes of Maria Callas, Renee Fleming, Angelique Kidjo, Asa, Kathleen Battle, Katherine Jenkins, Omo Bello and many more.
MY DAILY ROUTINE
My routine depends on the day of the week actually. There’s time for work, rehearse, study, go for a performance or do some recordings, church, sleep, be a girl etc. I am single and searching (Lol) so I guess it makes it way easier to manage however, my family always come first.
INTERACTING WITH & MANAGING FANS
My biggest achievement is being able to sing. The stage only gets better. I interact with fans like a regular person. I try to keep it really simple. I have met really awesome fans who turned out to be great friends I must confess. Once the intention is clear, there is never a dull moment
MY ADVICE OTHER MUSICIANS
I would say ‘DO IT’ ‘TAKE THE RISK’ ‘EMBRACE FAILURE AND NEVER GIVE UP’
Perfection is but an illusion but we must never settle for less if we are capable of much more. Strive to grow your art and embrace your inner being.
There you go, let’s hear your thought about our Featured musician Uche Aghulor aka Uche Gold. Drop your comments below.