ENTERTAINMENT SEGMENT WITH SHEJACKIE
J Derobie born Derrick Obobbie Junior is a fast-rising Ghanaian dancehall artiste who idolizes afro-beat star Mr Eazi a lot and wants to be like him in the near future.
Having courted the attention of great dancehall musicians like Popcaan, Kranium, Shatta Wale and the like, up and coming dancehall act, J Derobie is making great strides with his new music.
So the team had an upclose with him and you’d love the revelation.
Sjs : So who is J.derobie
J.D: Derick Obuobie Jnr, a singer, better known by his stage name as J.Derobie is a young talented Ghanaian artist who was born on August 27. He loved music at a very tender age and has been doing music since then.
Sjs: Tell us about your educational background
J.D:I went to Dagbon State Senior High School and IPMC College
Sjs: nice, so at what age did you realize you had music talent
JD:At a very tender age, when I was 10
SJS: Did you ever think Music was going to be a career for you.
J.D: Nah but I knew I would be doing it as a part time job someday lol
Sjs: How many siblings do you have
J.D:Yeah I have three. Two from my mom and one from my Dad…
SJS: what was growing up like in Nungua
J.D: It was fun, just like an average Ghanaian child, I roamed played around and all that…but I partly grew up in Medie also, near Nsawam
SJS: that’s great okay so between Accra and North, which do you prefer.
J.D: Both, both places are nice and beautiful ❤
SJS: what do you think about the music industry in Ghana. Do you think the system rewards artiste?
J.D: Of course it does… but it’s still a growing industry so we always hoping for the best and greatest🙏🏾🙏🏾
SJS: ohkay so getting a bit personal, what would you be doing if not music
JD: At the beach or in my room playing songs lol
SJS: So I personally believe in what drives people. So what really motivates you.
J.D :Everything I see around me….. and most especially the willingness to make it in life and take care of the family
SJS: great so tell us about your encounter with Mr. EAZI
J.D: I meet home through Empawa
SJS: How then did u get into Empawa
J.D:Empawa is an initiative led by Mr Eazi to help push underground or emerging artists to become mega superstars so I heard about it and also applied with a short vid of me singing my song, just like everyone else who did apply too
SJS: Did you pay any amount of money before signing up
J.D:No Nothing at all
SJS : wow, so the project gave u overnight success and recognition worldwide. What have u done to sustain that fame
J.D :Am still working and doing things though…🙏🏾
The talented singer didn’t give much details about his upcoming collaborations and joyfully said he’d be glad if he had collaborations with almost all great Ghanaian musicians..
He further on mentioned Mr Eazi, Sarkodie, Wiz kid, R2beez and himself (J.derobie) as his favorite musicians in Africa. A clear example of loving what you do.
Now I couldn’t conclude the interview without asking him about his hit track “poverty”
He said he started writing the song in June 2018 and couldn’t figure out an appropriate title for it till he settled on poverty since a lot of people were complaining about it.
J Derobie highlighted on the meaning of the lyrics of the song, saying that this life is full of many misfortunes but he personally doesn’t want that for himself.
“In our lives, there are so many falls that come our way so I was like I don’t want to fall for poverty”.