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Never trade the quality of your craft for fame or money. Words from Nigerian born, Music producer and Recording artiste, Mac Roc. On his celebrity of the week exclusive chat interview with Sammy Sas.
Sammy Sas: Pls can we meet you?
Mac Roc: My name is EfeOghene MacDonald Aka Mac Roc, From delta state
Sammy Sas: So tell us about your early days growing up?
Mac Roc: Was given birth to in Lagos
Mac Roc: Moved to yola afterwards
Mac Roc: Then… Started schooling.. Before relocating to Benin city. Where I completed my secondary and university
Mac Roc: Studied computer science at Benson Idahosa university
Sammy Sas: When did you realized you had a passion for music?
Mac Roc: When I just got into secondary school
Mac Roc: Had a lot of interest in the piano… Started having classes with my mum… From there I developed
Sammy Sas: Your mum, play the piano?
Mac Roc: Yes
Mac Roc: She does
Sammy Sas: So when was that point in your life, you realized you wanted to be a music producer?
Mac Roc: August 2012
Sammy Sas: Who was the first artist, you produced?
Mac Roc: Osasu, Anita and hafidz… A song titled reach to the stars
Sammy Sas: So how has the journey been, since then?
Mac Roc: Been all Gods grace… I work hard, I won’t say it’s hard work that’s brought me this far… Cause others work harder than I do trust me… It’s been an adventurous and fun journey so far. Really excited with what the futures holds
Sammy Sas: So tell us about some major projects and artists you have worked with since the inception of your professional career
Mac Roc: My major projects so far should be my covers.. Working on a cover album very soon, just love doing covers, covered a whole lot of popular songs, recent ones are wish me well with Timi Dakolo, up to something cover with Don jazzy and iyanya
Sammy Sas: What inspired the name “Mac Roc”?
Mac Roc: Mac for MacDonald…. Then am in a body of musicians called roccity
Mac Roc: So I just took out the first syllables of the names
Mac Roc: Mac Roc
Sammy Sas: Is that what influenced your Rock type of music production?
Mac Roc: As a producer I produce all genre of music… Personally have been a rock lover, so it actually creeps in most times in my sounds
Sammy Sas: With your experience as a music Producer, what do you think is the problem/challenge in the Nigerian music industry?
Mac Roc: Quality contol majorly… Very few good music producers alot of beat makers
Sammy Sas: For the Gospel artiste do you think there is a chance of getting to the Grammy?
Mac Roc: Yes oh…. A huge chance… With God all things are possible
Sammy Sas: Kindly tell us some few Gospel musicians you have worked with?
Mac Roc: Eben, Samsong, Solomon Lange, Phil Roberts, opera David’s, okay Sokay, E Daniels, to name a few… Endless list
Sammy Sas: I guess God has been faithful
Mac Roc: Yes.. He has
Sammy Sas: So on a scale of 1-10 how much do you know your culture and traditions?
Mac Roc: 4
Sammy Sas: Which local meal can you prepare very well?
Mac Roc: Starch and ermm.. Watery banga soup.. Lol
Sammy Sas: Is that your favourite meal?
Mac Roc: Beans and plantain
Sammy Sas: What’s your favourite colour?
Mac Roc: Black blue green
Mac Roc: And red
Sammy Sas: Who are your role models?
Mac Roc: David Guetta, cohbams
Sammy Sas: In ministry?
Mac Roc: My dad, prof MacDonald Idu
Mac Roc: And mum
Mac Roc: My parents
Sammy Sas: Your father is a clergy?
Mac Roc: Yes
Sammy Sas: Apart from Jesus Christ,who is your favourite character in the Bible?
Mac Roc: David
Sammy Sas: If you were to be Simeon Peter,in the Bible,would you have denied Jesus, When you know you might be crucified also?
Mac Roc: No I wont
Sammy Sas: So are you a husband material or a serving husband?
Mac Roc: Both materials
Sammy Sas: What’s your favourite quote?
Mac Roc: Better to try and be rejected than make no effort
Sammy Sas: Your favourite Bible verse?
Mac Roc: Isaiah 60:11-14
Sammy Sas: What’s your advice to aspiring producers?
Mac Roc: Be patient.. Never trade the quality of your craft for fame or money.
Sammy Sas: If you were to be an animal, which animal would you be?
Mac Roc: Lion……… Boldness
Sammy Sas: So how can your fans reach you on social media?
Sammy Sas: Your final words to your fans out there
Mac Roc: Don’t loose hope, keep the good work in what ever you doing, and always be thankful and stop complaining
Sammy Sas: Thank you so much for your time Bro
Mac Roc: You welcome
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