Exclusive: Working With Beyonce Was Life Changing – Demi Grace Opens Up About Her New Single “Come Closer”, Wizkid And More In New Interview

Exclusive: Working With Beyonce Was Life Changing - Demi Grace Opens Up About Her New Single “Come Closer", Wizkid And More In New Interview 1In this interview with KOKO TV, British-Nigerian singer Demi Grace talked about her background, music career and latest projects, hair experience, and more
 Tell us about your background and Nigerian ancestry
I was born to Nigerian parents. My mother is from Osun and my father from Ekiti.
 What was it like producing your new single “Come Closer”
It was very fun, to create the type of music that I dance to.
“Come Closer” is the same title Wizkid’s collaboration with Drake. What do you have to say about the connection?
I thought about that and almost changed the name but decided to keep it at the 11th hour. Here’s why: I don’t mind that it has the same name and I don’t think Starboy does either. I also have a song named “Poke it Out” that I released way before Nicki Minaj’s version, I’m sure she was surfing the net looking for my title when she made her own. Exclusive: Working With Beyonce Was Life Changing - Demi Grace Opens Up About Her New Single “Come Closer", Wizkid And More In New Interview 2Which international music star would you be willing to do all it takes to get on a song with you?
Wow. That’s hard to say. There are definitely people I want to work with but the nature of this business is that one could be hot today and not tomorrow. So, doing “all it takes” for one person is very risky. The one artist who would be worth the risk is Drake.
 How do you think the Nigerian audience would react to your music?
I think the Nigerian audience reacts to my music in a welcoming but will still wait to see all that I can do. Which is fine, I like the challenge!
Do you plan to infuse the Nigerian culture into your music? If yes, tell us how?
Of course! Afrobeat moves me and it has for a while. Where ever I can incorporate my culture musically, I will. For example, I may release a song that is more pop but I will make sure the undertones or the drum pattern is derived from afrobeat.
 If you had to, would you go nude for a music video to further your career?
Probably. It would have to be in an extremely artistic fashion or expressing a deeply emotional scene (example: crying in a bathtub). But I wouldn’t just run around set naked if that’s what you’re asking.
How has your hair experience been so far?
My hair experience has been interesting. I’ve done many styles from permed to short and curly, weaves, wigs, and now my recent look of goddess locs. My choice to have goddess locs really elevated my esteem because it was a choice that was totally mine. I feel as though I have been rewarded for that choice of having books multiple major campaigns since.
Your locs made history in Pantene’s campaign, how phenomenal was that for you?
Extremely phenomenal! It really helped change the way models are looked at for campaigns. Not only have a seen similar looks in commercials these days but I’ve been seeing more diversity in casting rooms as well.
Tell us a bit about your personality and lifestyle?
I’m a very chill person, I don’t like to fight or argue. My family calls me the peaceful one. I think that is reflective of my lifestyle, but how calm can the life of an artist be! I like to go out with my friends and turn up but I also really enjoy my personal space. Sometimes chilling at home with a few movies and a glass of wine is all I need.
Are you a Beyonce or a Cardi B?
Beyonce
 How do you plan to interact with your fans?
I love interacting with my fans. I read all the emails, letters and messages. They’re all so sweet and encouraging. I’ve learned to embrace them and forget the rest.
On an average, how many guys slide into your DM in a week?
Yikes, I don’t think I’ve ever counted that. Guessing, I would say a few.
If a fan asked you out for a drink, would you go?
It’s possible, I would need more details on this fan.
 What would you describe your fashion style as?
My fashion style is pop-rockstar
 You shared a stage with Beyonce, the most powerful woman in Pop for the last decade, what was the experience like for you?
I learned so much. I took a notebook with me to rehearsal every single day until the show. Exclusive: Working With Beyonce Was Life Changing - Demi Grace Opens Up About Her New Single “Come Closer", Wizkid And More In New Interview 3

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