Exclusive interview with Teen Gospel Artist/Singer.
Chizispace on her up coming 2nd Music titled BRACE UP!!
What is your name, where are you from, & country of birth ? My name is Chizitere Anachristina Okoye. I’m from Anambra state Nigeria, I was born in Angola.(Portuguese speaking country)
When did you discover your love for singing ? I discovered my love for singing when I was 6 years old.
Who inspired you to make music? My mum inspired me to make music. I never had the intention to make music, l just love singing, She saw the talent in me and encouraged me to use my God given gift in professional way to impact the world positively.
You mentioned that this is your 2nd music, when did you released the first and what inspired it ? I released the first 3 years ago in 2020. At that time fathers day was approaching and what inspired me to write my Happy Fathers Day song was my love for my amazing Dad, my his soul rest in peace.
How would you describe this 2nd music that you typically took time to create? I would describe my 2nd song, Brace Up, as a reminder and a track filled with loads of encouragement and assurance which many of us including me, are in need of at certain times in our lives, is soul sorting.
Are you the one that wrote your song ? Yes. I wrote my song and was directed by the Holy Spirit.
How is your relationship with your parents like, do you have a close bond?
I had a close bond with my Dad, even though he was distant and only came back to the country 2-3 times a year. My mum and I are also very close too. So I can say Yes I do have a close bond with my parents
Who would you like to collaborate with? I’d like to collaborate with Limo blaze and Sarah Nathalie. I’d probably have many more choices too in the future.
What is one message you would give to your fans? Never back down and never give up!. Success has a process which takes step by step progress. Be patient❤️
Do you sing in the shower? YES! What songs? I sing many songs that just pop into my head. None specifically.
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business? It has impacted the music business alot by making music reach to many places all over the world.
What is your favourite song to perform? Adonai by Nathalie Bassey
Which famous musicians do you admire? Sarah Nathalie, Porsha love and Hulvey.
What is the worst & best moment of your life ? The worst moment of my life was when I was told about my Dad’s death and the best moment of my life was when I went for Camp David 2023.
What age where you when you lost your father?
How old are you now?
How are you coping,surviving life, without a father at this young age ?
Grief hurts. No one can replace a loved one who is gone. It is an emptiness that doesn’t go away, especially if you are so close to the person like l was with my father, he was loving, caring & giver to a fault, l miss him so much, instead drowning in our pain & grieving like someone that doesn’t have hope,
l founded fatherless outreach with Chizispace, with my younger brother Sochikaima, outreach to support fatherless people that a knock down is not a knock out, I also give the credit to our super mum for her priceless support, she practices Intentional parenting and l’m an intentional girl as well, God’s grace is sufficient.
What is the best advice you’ve been given? The best advice gotten is from my Mum which is to use your God given talent and be consistent with it. And to never envy other people’s lives because of what you see or wish to be like them but stay confident and love yourself!💋
How often do you listen to music? 2-5 times a week
What genres of music do you like? I love R&B, Rip hop and Ambient music.
Which do you dislike? None for now.
Can you play a musical instrument? Yes, my Mum just got me an acoustic guitar,my dream instrument, and I’ve learnt one or two songs and still advancing.
Did you play one as a child? Yes, I used to play the piano with my dad when I was 2 or 3 years old and I also played the flute during my primary school days.
Which one do you currently have now ? An acoustic guitar
Can you sing well? Yes
How often do you sing?
I sing 24/7
Does music have the power to change your mood? Yes
Do you ever buy CDs or records? Or do you just stream music? No I don’t buy CDs or records. I stream music.
Is there a song that makes you emotional? Yes.
Which song is it, and why is it so powerful? So my darling by Rachel Chinouriri.
It reminds me of my Dad.
How many siblings do you have ? I have one sibling, my little brother, Sochikaima Kinsley Okoye, aka Sochikaimaking.
Do you like karaoke? Yes!, I love it so much and I really wish to go for Karaoke much more often if I could.
Do you have a song that you often sing? Yes What is it? Adonai by Nathalie Bassey
What’s your favorite movie? Red Notice
What is your favorite musical? Boss baby, a Christmas musical from David’s Army teen church.
If you could magically gain the ability to play any musical instrument well, which would you choose? Acoustic guitar ofcourse!
What song best represents you or your personality to life? I have none in mind at the moment
What class are you? SS2
Art or science student? Science student.
What’s next for you? Writing my WAEC and Jamb. I’m also looking forward to securing a full Scholarship for my Tertiary studies and making, more songs, impacting lives with fatherless support engaging more in community services, & make a difference in the world 🌎 by God’s grace 🙏
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Frequent asked question ❓
Which platform can the song (BRACE UP) be streamed?
✅Boomplay, Tiktok, Facebook/Instagram
Stories, Thriller, Spotify, Deezer, YouTube music, apple music/iTunes, SoundCloud
Amazon and more other digital platforms stores worldwide.
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