OG Emmy stopped by for a chat!
Colby: Congratulations on the release of ‘Black Girl Magic.’ Can you share the inspiration behind the song and what message you hope to convey to your listeners?
OG Emmy: Thank you so much for your kind words. ‘Black Girl Magic’ is a song that’s very close to my heart. It was inspired by the incredible Black woman I deeply care for and admire. I wanted to celebrate her strength, resilience, and all the unique qualities that make her special.
Colby: Your previous EP, ‘Desire,’ received a positive response in various countries. How did the success of ‘Desire’ influence your approach to creating ‘Black Girl Magic,’ and what can fans expect from this new release?
OG Emmy: The success of my previous EP, ‘Desire,’ was an incredible experience, and it played a significant role in shaping my approach to ‘Black Girl Magic.’ It showed me the power of authentic storytelling and connecting with my audience on a personal level. The positive response from fans worldwide was humbling and motivating. With ‘Black Girl Magic,’ I wanted to build on that connection and continue to share stories that resonate with people. While ‘Desire’ explored themes of passion and longing, ‘Black Girl Magic’ focuses on celebration, empowerment, and self-love. Fans can expect an uplifting and inspiring journey through this new release, filled with catchy melodies, heartfelt lyrics, and a deep appreciation for the magic within every Black woman. I hope it resonates with listeners just as ‘Desire’ did and brings joy and empowerment to their lives.
Colby: Collaborating with fellow Nigerian artist Naze on ‘Black Girl Magic’ must have been an exciting experience. How did the collaboration with Naze came about?
OG Emmy: The collaboration with Naze on ‘Black Girl Magic’ was truly exciting and meaningful. Naze and I share a deep appreciation for our Nigerian heritage, and we wanted to create something that celebrated the strength and beauty of Black women. Our paths crossed through a mutual friend who knew about our shared vision. Working with Naze was a fantastic experience. We brought our unique styles and perspectives to the table, and the synergy was incredible. His talent and dedication added a special touch to the song, making it a collaboration I’m incredibly proud of. ‘Black Girl Magic’ is a fusion of our voices and creativity, and I believe it captures the essence of our message beautifully.
Colby: Your music has gained international recognition, including being the most Shazamed song in North America and Canada in 2022 with ‘Gbese.’ How has this global success impacted your career, and do you feel any pressure to maintain that level of success with ‘Black Girl Magic’?
OG Emmy: The international recognition and the success of ‘Gbese’ in North America and Canada in 2022 were truly incredible milestones in my career. It opened up doors to new opportunities and expanded my audience beyond my expectations. It was an honor to have the most Shazamed song in those regions, and it’s an achievement I’m extremely proud of. With the success of ‘Gbese,’ there’s naturally a certain level of expectation and pressure that comes with it. However, I don’t see it as a burden but rather as motivation. It’s a reminder of the impact my music can have on people, and it encourages me to continue creating meaningful and impactful songs like ‘Black Girl Magic.’ While I do hope for ‘Black Girl Magic’ to resonate with listeners and achieve its own success, my primary focus is on staying true to my artistry and delivering a message that matters. Music is a powerful medium, and I’m excited to see how ‘Black Girl Magic’ connects with audiences around the world.
Colby: The lyrics of ‘Black Girl Magic’ explore themes of cultural pride, self-confidence, and breaking down societal stereotypes. How important is it for you to use your music as a platform to address these issues?
OG Emmy: It’s incredibly important for me to use my music as a platform to address these issues. ‘Black Girl Magic’ isn’t just a song; it’s a message of empowerment and celebration of identity. I believe that music has the power to inspire change and challenge societal norms. Addressing themes of cultural pride, self-confidence, and breaking down stereotypes through my music is a way for me to contribute positively to the world. It’s my hope that my music can resonate with people from all walks of life, sparking important conversations and fostering a more inclusive and understanding society. Music has the ability to touch hearts and minds, and I’m committed to using it to promote positive change.