Andy S is a 22-year-old Ivorian who is very passionate about her music.
How did you get into music?
I started by doing some street freestyles and little by little people encouraged me to record songs. At first, I wasn’t serious about it and when I noticed the way things were going, I decided to really get into it.
What do you hope people will take away from listening to your music?
I want my music to put the one who listens to it in a position that suits them best. I want them to be less worried. Like if you listen to my music to empty your head, to switch from sadness to happiness I hope after listening to my music you feel that way. It’s the same if u want to listen something hardcore to start your day, to be motivated, to face difficulty I wish that for you after listening Andy S. Because music is therapeutic.
Of all the songs which ones are your favourites and why?
“Papa” (Dad) Is a tribute to my father. This song helped me to mourn and I was able to express myself about that sensitive part of my life. I’ve released it only on my soundcloud, to stay in intimacy with my fans.
“Anti hess” (Anti brokenness) too is one of my best songs to me, I love that song. The lyrics are explicit and it’s also a motivational song to all the people that work hard.
What have been the highs and lows of your career?
Down: Confronting my parents, juggling between Music, School and Basketball, to finally being forced to stop my Pro Basketball Career. At the beginning I was a little sad about it because It was my parent’s decision, but I trusted myself, I was passionate even if I was not encouraged by my parents. There was also a lack of finance in the execution of my projects. My first signature, it was more promises than acts. I finally dropped my accounting studies to be an artist. My parents were against it at first. I lived in daily stress with only one outcome in mind: success.
The Slowdown of my projects, I took a reflection period to finally drop the team I worked with for almost 2 years. Disappointed in part, forced to start all over again and to be motivated. New Chapter: Immaculate Taste.
Up: Media recognition, some awards and distinctions obtained. Artist Apple Music Africa, interviews and articles about me outside Côte d’Ivoire. First TV interview on the local channel and appearances of my music videos on International music channels. The attitude of people towards me in the street, love and attention, autographs and pictures.
Invitations to the diaspora music events (primud) alongside the greatest artists of the country and Africa. Short Freestyle videos filmed, provoking media support from audiences other than Ivoirian and even French rappers.
Where do you get the inspiration for your music?
I just need a dope beat and the texts and flow will come.
What is the most important lesson life has taught you so far?
You are the only master of your life, it’s only you who knows what is good for you and must fight for it, no matter the difficulties.
Which artists would you like to work with?
In USA There are plenty, but I want to work with Drake, Migos and Nicki Minaj I am a fan of their music. I love their rap and they have been sources of inspiration for me at some point in my life. Also, I would like to work with rappers like Flohio, Little Simz, Lady Leshur, Kodie Shane and Young Ma.
For Hip Hop culture they heavy, some are making hardcore music to be a commercial artist or to enter in the ” new era music” and they are very versatile. Kodie Shane, she is less hardcore, but I like her swag and her vocal tone.
In France, it would be Booba, Damso, Niska, Lefa, Aya, KobaLaD. Because these are artists I really like, some of them more for their vibes than others but 3/4 of them will always make a Hit. In Africa, Jovi from Cameroon, I like the way his lyrics are raw in his songs, his flows and the advantage he has to associate English and French in his texts. Fally Ipupa, Alpha Blondy, Toofan, Wizkid, Yemi Alade, Koffee, Davido, and many more.
What is the soundtrack to your life?
ANDY S – Mes Envies (My wishes).
What is your favourite thing about being from Côte D’ivoire?
My people are there, those who support my music the most, my friends who have been working with me since the beginning and Producers, team etc..
How would you like to be remembered?
As the teenager who had a beautiful life in front of her with well-placed parents who decided to fight for her music and to share it with the whole world.
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2 Comments on “In Conversation with: Andy S”
Her most important life lesson is my take home.
Also I’d have loved to hear how she juggles school and music Because the struggle is real
Thanks a lot for reading. I think it’s in the 3rd question where she mentioned she dropped out of school to concentrate on music.