Kz:Welcome guys to Kampozone Magazine.
MicOne:Thank you so much.
MicOne:Ok what is the name of your band?what’s the origin of the name?Have you changed it before?
MicOne: We’re “MICONE”,
The name came about after we realized whenever we go for a show we’re connected to our fans through the mic on the stage… Some events would provide one mic for the three of us and so we decided to be onemic and only just twisted the name to MICONE for uniqueness.
Kz:Which characters does MicOne comprise of?
MicOne:There is JeyLi,Wanjo and Deezy.
Kz:Which genre do you consider your music to be?which are some of your major influences.
MicOne: Mostly Afropop but our music mostly revolves around our daily life.
Kz: For how long have you known each other?How did you guys meet?
MicOne: We’ve been friends for long as individual artists but came together in 2015.
Kz:What inspired you to come up with the idea of forming a band?
MicOne: Back in the days as individual artists we were brought together by a certain deejay who used to create open mic events… Unfortunately he passed on after a road accident. We decided to do a song together on his burial and afterwards decided to stick together and keep his legacy💯 … That’s how we formed MICONE
Kz:May God Rest his soul in peace.So where have you performed?
What are your favorite and least
favorite venues? Do you have any
MicOne: We’ve performed in many clubs, events and TV shows. For now we can’t mention least favourite because we consider them different experiences to build us up musically.
Kz: Who writes your songs? What
are the main themes or topics for most
of your songs? Do you think these topics
will change over time?
MicOne: We do write our own songs.
The main themes, we can say it’s the relevancy of what’s around us at the moment [day to day life]
It’s hard to predict if the topics will change coz our songs are real and we believe the truth never changes.
Kz: What are your rehearsals
generally like? Do you have a set time
each week in which you practice or are
rehearsals more spontaneous?
MicOne We have a program we’ve set 3 days a week. Both rehearsals/voice training and studio session
Kz: What’s your ultimate direction
for your band? Are you seeking fame
MicOne: We do this for passion of which fortune is a necessity because we need to cater for our needs e.g shoots. But most of all educate the society especially the youth who feel like talent isn’t appreciated.
Kz:What advice do you have for
people who want to form their own
MicOne: Band is not a joke, you have to create bond in terms of familyhood, loyalty, trust, FOCUS and work smart
Kz:How can fans-to-be gain access
to your music? Do you have a website
with sample songs or a demo CD?
MicOne: Our music are available on YOUTUBE @MICONE television and all our social media platform’s @micone_television. We are also available on sound cloud. Www.cheedeemusic in TZ and UG.
Kz: What has been your biggest
challenge as a band? Have you been
able to overcome that challenge? If so,
MicOne: Management..but God has been great to us coz we’ve been handing all by our own.
Kz: Do you have a record label? Are
you a member of any music
MicOne: We are not under any label but we are working with one producer “STARBIZ” whom we entrust with our projects.
Kz: Is there anyone you’d like to
acknowledge for offering financial or
MicOne: For financial support we uknowledge MICONE as a team. Emotionally we uknowledge our producer and more so our fans who have stood with us.
Kz: Thank you guys for accepting our interview request.You’re welcome to KampoZone again.It’s been a great pleasure interviewing you.
MicOne:The pleasure is all ours
And continue doing the good job you’re doing, supporting 254 entertainment.
Kz:Thanks a lot.