Losing my mother made me switch from producer to singer – Young John

Nigerian musician, John Udomboso, popularly known as Young John, has said that the death of his mother in 2017 inspired him to make the switch from being a producer to becoming a singer.

He made the revelation during a recent interview on Apple Music’s Africa Now Radio with Nandi Madida, as he recalled how devastated he was by the loss.

Young John said the frequency with which he was in the studio producing for artistes reduced and he started spending much time by himself.

Losing my mother made me switch from producer to singer - Young John

The ‘Aquafina’ crooner discloed that he had a lot of music that were not released or used because he recorded a lot, so he decided to start releasing them.

He said; “What really triggered that was back in 2017 when I lost my mum. I started spending so much time by myself. I was not turning up for my studio sessions or being in the studio with artistes, like I used to. So, I had so much music lying around, because I was recording so much. That period made me to start putting out music, because I never really planned to do that.

“However, it feels so good and amazing. I feel blessed, regardless of what the outcome is. I never saw this coming, and I did not plan for it. I am releasing my debut album now, and it feels so surreal. The love has been craazy, since I started putting out music. A lot has happened in my life, and I feel so blessed, regardless of what anyone thinks.”

The Chocolate City artiste who is gearing up to release his debut album, said fans should expect “big summer vibes; the right transition into summer time.”

According to Young John, when he was recording the album, he had no idea what he was doing and it was largely due to his background as a producer.

He said; “When I was recording the album, I had no idea I was actually doing that. Probably, because of my background as a producer, I am always recording. I travelled a lot last year, performing at shows outside Nigeria. I have a studio setup that I carry in my bag. So, wherever I find myself, I would be recording. I was just having fun, and doing my thing, like I always do.”