The thing about design as it differs from music is that it requires a lot of talking with clients trying to bring out someone else’s vision and idea for their own company unlike in music which is self-centered on my own ideas.”

Phizzle

Fela aka Phizzle is from Ibadan and a man full of many talents. His climb to self-actualization started about seven years ago and he’s been on a non-stop move to dominating Nigeria with his musical gifts and his artistic eye.

Tell us a bit about your educational background?

I hold a BS in Computer Technology and an MS in Information Systems Management.

You’re a man of many talents, what else apart from music do you do?

I run a graphics and design company and I newly launched a fashion and lifestyle brand called OYL Signature. We recently debuted a jewellery line from the brand.

Tell us about OYL Signature?

What OYL Signature does is combine different pieces of tasteful work of different artists and puts them together.

How did you get into Graphics Design?

Graphics Design is more of a passion; I started it at the age of 16 and was able to turn it into a profitable business.  I especially like designing logos, so over the past seven years, I started a company called EyeCandy Media, a brand and consultancy company. My company is freelance based and is tailored to specific projects making it easy to evolve as a brand. Designing is my natural talent.

What do you do as a graphics designer?

The thing about design as it differs from music is that it requires a lot of talking with clients trying to bring out someone else’s vision and idea for their own company unlike in music which is centred on my own ideas and my own music.

How does music tie into your other business ventures?

Music still holds up a large and important place in my life. It takes up a lot of other aspects of my other passions and talents. I get to design my cover arts; I get to conceptualise my music, styling, production and these are almost everything that EyeCandy does. So I’m also a client of my company.

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