Name, brand, what you do
I’m ThankGod Kelechi Johnny, my brand is X-Two J. I make music, I’m an Afro-pop and R&B artist
How did you get your stage name
The name X-TWO J comes from the way I do my stuff, it means “x2” multiplication. Multiple in everything I do, my music, my energy, etc., no less. I will always surprise you with anything you throw at me more than you can imagine.
Experience with a fan who strips naked at your concert
There was maximum security but you know that love does not fear anything. she was just a true fan who couldn’t focus on me and my music that I respect so much, besides (Coker to the world concert) it was my first concert in the neighborhood, the love and energy that my people have for me was too much illuminated
The female fan, Shatta Bandle, Wizkid, Dangote, what’s the connection?
It’s a long story that I can’t really explain, but all I know is that I was just doing my thing and everyone feels me. Great respect for them regardless of what the Internet says.
Aliko Dangote and N10m claim
I never mentioned it, the internet did.
Influence of music and social networks on music
Yes, the internet has had a huge impact and I can’t touch them all. The added value transcends my life and my music. To cut a long story short, the internet is a boon to the music industry, the entertainment industry, and most of all, a boon to an independent artist like me. You can promote your music wherever you are without the stress of traveling or going wherever your music goes.
X-Two J, is the Yemi Alade duo coming?
No collaboration for now with Yemi Alade. However, it feels great for someone like her to feel my vibe. The reaction put her and me in the top 3 of the trending charts on Twitter the same day she reacted to my song, it’s something I really appreciate.
Any plans with Lil Wayne artist Baby E?
Sure, something hot is coming, without a cap.
2.7 million streams, how did you do it?
Wow, it’s just a combination of hard work and smart on God, yeah, promoting myself with the internet. I have a lot of die-hard fans who really like my music.
Your wish for the music industry
I would like to change the mindset of many independent artists, inspiring them to change their way of thinking, they have to do everything they can with whatever they have wherever they are. They don’t have to sit back and wait for someone to sign a record deal for them. I want them to understand that talent is not enough, you have to work hard, invest in yourself before anyone else and this has nothing to do with believing in yourself and not putting energy into your craft.
… and your fans
To all my fans, be you, stay and be you, and no matter what you do in worldly or godly life, be aware of your spiritual life. #JESUS saves.
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