Ozie “ZMNY” Nzeribe is a unique artist who exudes creativity and talent, and he has expressed it at a young age. He began his career at Old Firehouse Recording Studio in Pasadena, CA where he truly started to showcase his talents. His first single “Hater Free” featuring Ray J was an introduction to his confident and clever rap style, “ALHAJI” in Los Angeles, CA with popular video director, Patrick Elis who is known for his work with international recording artists Akon, Wizkid and Davido. Recently, ZMNY released his EP/Album “Yung Beginnings” under his own independent record label entitled ZMNY Records, which is available on Spotify, iTunes, and Amazon. Check out his YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCn3ACiu5DSWNaqXB7Hd81rA.
ZMNY prides himself on having top of the line production value from his music to his videos, he will always compete on a major level which will help take his career to the next level. ZMNY’s influences are Jay Z, Snoop Dogg and Drake. ZMNY is looking forward to collaborating with several budding artists to embrace other sounds and creative energy to keep evolving his sound and experiences.
We had an opportunity to chat with ZMNY. Check out the interview below.
Thank you for granting the interview, Ozie “ZMNY” Nzeribe! What inspired you to start rapping?
I’ve always been in love with music since I was about 6 or 7 years old. I loved rapping other artist’s songs and when I turned about 11, I started writing my own music. It was then, I told my mom this is what I wanted to do.
You strive and work very hard on your career. What keeps you motivated?
Knowing all of the wonderful and amazing things I have done and will continue to do and accomplish along the way.
Do you use life experiences in your lyrics? Tell us about your music!
Yes! I use many messages in my lyrics, such as parties, education, having fun, and most importantly, supporting the less unfortunate.
You’re looking forward to collaborating with a few artists. Anyone in particular?
Yes! Top 6 would have to be Ayo and Teo, Chance The Rapper, Kahlid, Lil Uzi Vert, Logic, and Cardi B.
You’re also interested in acting. What role would you like to play?
I definitely see myself playing in a comedy role. Although I can play pretty much any role that is given to me, comedy, drama, action. I’m comfortable with all! Most of all, I would love to work on a show on Nickelodeon or Disney Channel.
Is there anything you would like to add that we haven’t asked?
I want to let everyone know that my music is tasteful, different, well written, and is for all ages. I can’t wait for the whole world to hear it and see me make the jump to my other love, acting.
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