INTERVIEW: Nigerian Singer Lukeson Breaks Silence On Why It’s Delusional to Expect Nigeria to Improve

INTERVIEW: Why It’s Delusional to Expect Nigeria to Improve — Singer Mr Lukeson Breaks Silence 

Mr Lukeson is a rising Nigerian musician who has a number of hit songs. Onwuzuruike Lukeson Oguchi Luke, the singer’s real name, has continued to carry the weight of fame in the music industry, glamsquad reports.

The Port Harcourt native is also an activist who is dedicated to a better society. In this interview with CRISPNG, he discusses his musical career, activism, and other topics.


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Please tell us about yourself.

My name is Onwuzuruike Lukeson Oguchi Luke, and I am a native of Egbema in Rivers State’s Ogba Egbema Ndoni Local Government Area.

A young computer science technician from Imo State Polytechnic and a master’s degree holder from China’s Shenyang Agricultural University.

People describe me as a performing artist, music producer, songwriter, and activist.

What is your area of expertise as an artist?

I would have simply said R&B/Afro Pop singer, but I’m far too versatile in this music business to be able to perfect almost any type of song. As a result, I won’t claim to be stationed in any genre.

When did you decide to pursue a career in music?

My passion for music began as a child. Born into a family where even my grandmother was a well-known singer in the community and all of my siblings and mother are still regarded as good singers by close friends, I believe this provided me with the foundation I required, but more importantly, I received my polishing in the church until I decided to do my first recording in 2005 using a beat I created myself.
I’ve been working on this since then, praying and hoping for a breakthrough.

Please tell us about some of your works.

I have a lot of them out there. They are as follows:

Dogo Ada Pitakwa Hangover and a lot more.
I have over 50 unreleased tracks because I don’t want to release them without properly promoting them like I did with others.

Are you currently working on anything?

Even when we want to, we never rest on this thing.

I was working on a project recently when it was stolen by an artist known as Dapro, who was able to commit the theft with one of the industry’s biggest names (Young Skales), and when I contacted Skales, he asked for proof, which I provided, and he later denied knowing the song was stolen even before he dropped it.
The worst part is that they completely ruined the song.

What do you hope to achieve through music?

I want to be able to identify my city on a map. Many young talents are dying here due to a lack of support. I’m hoping to break into the spotlight so that I can help these young talents climb the ladder.

What motivates you as an activist?

My main motivation is the systematic marginalization of our people. It has captivated our existence to the point where many of our people have accepted marginalization and poverty as a way of life. My greatest motivation is the realization that our life expectancy here is currently between 50 and 55 years old due to the activities of these oil companies. The government is aware of this open secret but has made no plans for our future generations.

What is it like to be an activist fighting for a better Nigeria?

“SUICIDAL” is the ideal response.

Suicidal in the sense that you are automatically marked for death, either by the current government or by people who directly benefit from marginalization.

To what extent are you collaborating with others to change the narrative for the better?

We’re all in on this! We will go to any length to see a better Niger Delta, even if it is exhausting. I’m not married and have no children right now, so I’m living entirely for myself and have no reason to fear for anyone’s life.

How did your master’s program in abroad went through?

I believe my desire to study abroad was motivated by a desire to escape Nigeria. My parents began to regret raising us in Nigeria, and they eventually decided that no time is too late. So they made that move for my sister and me, and it came to pass.
I returned in late 2019 and have not returned due to COVID-19.

Do you have any regrets about returning to Nigeria?

My return to Nigeria is my greatest regret since birth.

Do you still have faith in Nigeria?

Anybody still believing in Nigeria is either delusional or just naturally wicked. If a working Nigeria is viable, it won’t work in the next 50 years even.


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