BY FATOKI TAIWO
Tell us more about yourself
My name is Daniel Efeurhobo also known as Claridan. I was born and brought up in W arri, Udu local government area Delta state. I am a singer, songwriter, digital marketer, a blogger and a journalist. I was born in 30, July, I am twenty-three years old. I came to Lagos June 2, 2016, life brought me to Lagos. I went to Delta state steel company model primary school DSC, Warri in 2006.I finished secondary school in 2013, and presently I am a student of the Nigerian institute of journalism Ogba Lagos.
How do you manage being a student and a musician?
It is something I just have to deal with. Though it has not been easy, given the demands on time and other factors, then Education is first for now because it is a plus to whatever I do
What type of music do you do?
I do pop rock or I should say I do good music.
What challenges do you face as a musician?
Number one challenge is funds. To get quality production, requires a lot of funds, and since I do not have a sponsor or record label, it is actually an issue for me.
Number two, is Nigerians; Nigerians do not appreciate good music, they prefer songs that have no positive meaning or message, and that is a big challenge for me.
Thus far, which is the biggest event that you have performed at?
Tecno Light Up Your Dream grand finale in 2018. There, I was among the top ten contestants, out of over ten thousand plus persons that contested. I was opportune to sing in front of some of the Chinese mangers of Tecno Nigeria.
So, what would you say is the reason you sing?
I sing to inspire; my story inspires.
Who do you look up to in the music industry?
I look up to myself.
Can you recall for us any embarrassing moment that you have faced?
I remember when someone from the congregation where I was performing said I had a frog voice then. Generally, I had been singing from when I had a guitar. I started music professionally in 201, and so far, so good, I have been able to touch lives through music. I do not see music as entertainment but as a communication, to give out godly advices.
How many songs have you written and recorded?
I have written over fifty songs and I have recorded five.