Victor Ndigwe Releases His First Single

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Victor Ndigwe is set to drop his debut single Trill Vybz Only. Since competing at the Elite Model Look World Final for Nigeria in 2014, Victor has modelled for brands like Balmain, Dolce & Gabbana, Fendi, Kenzo and Versace. Making music in his spare time, Victor performed at the Elite Model Look Nigeria final last year. We catch up with him to find out more about the track.

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Tell us about your new single Trill Vybz Only!

It’s Afro-Fusion, which is like Afrobeats fused with others sounds. I wrote the first version of this song 2014, I changed the lyrics over time and I got the final version last year November. It’s a song you can either dance to or move your head to, depending on how it hits you.

What were you inspired by for this track?

I was inspired by my friends basically. It’s always a good time with them. I got the inspiration on a particular day when we were just chilling at a friend’s house in the hood. I was 17 at the time I guess, they were much older, I learnt a lot from them. It was lovely brotherhood! This was the major inspiration amongst other things.  

How long have you been working on it?

Well, I have been working on it for a long time, from 2014, because I have been busy with school and modelling. I really started working on it last year September and I was done in like 2 months. It’s really not easy to balance everything.

Are you working on a video?

Yes of course, the visuals should be out very soon. That’s the part I’m excited about because you get to see what I’m really talking about. It’s all about brotherhood, real friendships, positive energy and all the good stuff which is rare these days. I get to show my creativity for real because I’ll be acting. I kept the lyrics at a minimal level so I could show more of what I’m trying to say in the video. 

Who did you work on the single with?

I worked on this single with my very good friend Gentle, we started making music together since 2012, and also with Ace Nigerian producer Xtraordinare he’s been involved in so many hit tracks in Nigeria. It was a pleasure to work with him, he is a very humble man.

Did you work on it in Nigeria?

Yes, I did. Nigeria is home and that’s where I’m most comfortable and I think for this song that’s where I can really express myself. Went back to the hood to shoot the video too, so it’s got an organic vibe. 

What are your future plans with music?

I’m really taking it one step at a time. I’m working alone now and it’s not easy. For now, I’m just working on being consistent and putting out good content. Currently working on an E.P, maybe I’ll try perform at some shows, I don’t know how that works yet.  Music requires a lot of things to make it really work and shuffling between modeling and music is really crazy but I’m willing to make it work. I’m writing while waiting during castings, backstage at shows, if I have 30mins break on set I’m writing for sure because I really want this. I want to be able to make music and model at the same time, I’ve got the best agencies in the world so I’m sure I can if I work hard enough. 

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