Having blazed up the entertainment industry with singles like #gods(Guys Of D Street), Kojo and other dope singles yet to be released flygirl “ZEENA” who have been taking the musical world by storm is sure the next big thing outta northern Nigeria. The rapper now singer is working real hard to beat her pass records,check out our interview with her as she takes us on a journey in and out of her world of music!
-SOME PEOPLE KNOW YOU AS FLYGIRL ZEENA CAN WE MEET YOU?
Zeena: Yeah, my real name is
Zainab Abdullahi,I am d third
child and first girl from a family
of 7, i was born and brought in
Lagos State. I attended Nigerian
Navy Nur/Pri schl ojo Lagos as a child.
-DID YOU HAVE A PRIVILEGED UP BRINING?
Zeena: Lol! I was very okay as a kid
then and my mum gave me the chance
to mingle with other kids and ah had
the best. Thou there were other things
i wanted to have but wasn’t given the
chance cos of one thing or the other.
-HOW & WHERE DID YOU DERIVE YOUR STAGE NAME?
Zeena: Funny tho(both chuckles) Ma
stage name nearly make me crack my
brain die o. I was actually looking for
a name that will fit ma pattern and it
should also have the first letter of my
name in it so i came up with ZEE
which i’m known with at home, school
and other places. But i realized the
name wasn’t too strong for music so I
got to think of ZEENA which is an arabic
word meaning “BEAUTY”. Its also a short
form of ma real name Zainab and when i
asked some people how cool the name was
and they said its mature and cool,So that
was how i adopted d name.
-SO TELL US HOW DID MUSIC START FOR YOU?
Zeena: Wow, actually I neva taught I was
gonna do music. Although I av dis love for
music buh it neva took me to d level of
becoming a singer and rapper. it all happened
one day wen I was watching a musical
video of one upcoming artiste, can’t remember
his name thou! At dat spot I just had
dis courage dat if dis guy can do such,
I can do beta too… so I took on to write
my first song buh it neva made any sense
coz I had no idea of hw to arrange d chorus
hook n verses,So I kept on writing n writing
and it was d third one dat made sense n I
started wit RnB. It was easy thou bcos I
was doing some little freestyle ‘lol’ not
too professional then.
-WHAT WILL YOU SAY IS YOUR SOURCE OF INSPIRATION?
Zeena: well ma source of inspiration
is my mood
-HOW DID YOUR CHILDHOOD AFFECT YOUR LOVE FOR MUSIC?
Zeena: Mehn ma childhood has been
one thing I would love to witness
every moment cos den I watch every
musical video, I listen to songs alot .
My Dad n my bro luvs music too
so it became part of me… Thou
music neva had a bad infleunce on
me, rather it made me luv entertainment
more n more
-WHO ARE YOUR MUSICAL INFLUENCES?
Zeena: Bros na M.I D chairman, cynthia
morgan,nicki minaj,yemi alade and wizkid
-WHAT ARE THE CHALLENGES YOU FACE BEING A FEMALE ARTISTE?
Zeena: No much challenge thou cos
we r also givin d chance dey gave
our male counter part. N fanz like it
-HAS THE COMPETITION BEEN FAIR TO YOU?
Zeena: Yeah its been fair n it made me
stronger n hardworking, daz y I’m
striving hard,and as a flygal I need
to fly to d top.
-DO YOU THINK YOU GAT WHAT IT TAKES TO BE CALLED AN A-LIST ACT?
Zeena: Omo! For sure, I knw wat I gat
in me and I keep on working hard n
neva relent on learning new things.
-WHAT IS THE NEW FLAVOR YOU ARE BRINGING ON BOARD?
Zeena: Mehn its basically on commercial
things nw., I dnt wanna talk much buh
expect many crazy stuff ‘lol’ like dancehall
and d afro things.
-WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN YOU AND OTHER FEMALE ACTS?
Zeena: Yeah its been awesome n kul
-IF YOU WERE’NT DOING MUSIC WHAT WILL YOU BE DOING?
Zeena: Hahaha , I love dis question!
I would av definitely be a presenter,
actress or model.
-HOW WILL YOU DESCRIBE THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY?
Zeena: Mehn guys ar trying in kd, d
industry is changing, more improvement
,Kd is d next thing
-HOW DO YOU DEAL WITH YOUR MALE FANS?
Ans: Hahahahaha! Its lovely mehn
n I show dem love too ,just kul buh
-CAN YOU SACRIFICE YOUR CAREER FOR MARRIAGE?
Zeena: My career is as important as marriage
-WHAT QUALITIES DO YOU WANT IN MR RIGHT?
And caring. Smiles*odas quality too dey o
-WHATS YOUR DEFINITION OF SWAG & HOW DO YOU LIKE TO DRESS?
Zeena: swag is me,am swag(both laughs)
I like d crazy but unique sense of dress.
And I dress according to mostly on trouser
-You can hook up with Zeena on
facebook: Official Zeena
Whatsapp: +234 817 654 1920