The son of late popular Fuji musician, Alhaji Rasheed Adio otherwise known Second Barrister Lagerige, Adeyinka Quadri Adeola- Hazzan a.k.a Yinka Rythmz is one of the popular music acts making waves in Diaspora. Omo Somebody, as the award winning singer is also called is not all about music, he’s also carved a niche for himself as a certified pharmacist in the United States of America where he resides.
Yinka Rythmz, father of three, a philanthropist, in this interview spoke about his involvement in music, career as a pharmacist, family and how fulfilled his relationship with female fans have been among other interesting topics.
He said, “My name is Adeyinka Quadri Adeola-Hazzan. I am popularly known as Yinka Rythmz a.k,.a Omo Somebody. I am based in the United States of America in the state of Nevada, in the world Entertainment City, Las Vegas. My Father is the late Alhaji Rasheed Adio a.k.a 2nd Barrister lagerige. He was also known as Mr. Somebody. Music is my inheritance from my late father while Medical field (pharmaceutical) is my everyday profession. I am one out of his thirteen children and I’m the only one that chose to carry his legacy regardless of my busy life. I am a single father, I have three beautiful children.
“I was born into music, raised by the profit made from the music. I came to United States with my dad in the year 1996/1997. As a child, I had passion for playing drums and used to go to shows with my late father to play with him back in Houston. This made me a popular drummer and I played for churches, local artists at exhibitions and for prominent artists of all genres. I mean, artists like late Sikiru Ayinde Barrister, General Kollington Ayinla, Dele Taiwo, Rasheed Ayinde, Osupa Saheed, Obesere, Sir Shina Peters and all other US based artists and bands.
“While I was in college 2001/2002, I toured with King Wasiu Ayinde, K1, playing the drums. In 2003 I moved to California, I joined a band called Samco Success, we were all together for over four years before I started concentrating on my pharmaceutical business after my graduation. At this time I had gotten a job in Las Vegas. I was also in the choir at the RCCG House of Praise. The instrumentalist of the church decided to add color to the annual anniversary of the church in 2008. We set up a reception after the main anniversary service and I was asked to lead the band due to my life band experience. That was the 1st time i stood in front to sing. It was so welcoming. That night we got invited to two separate shows in Vegas.
“In 2009, my father died and Artist night was organized in his honor. When I was called to give vote of thanks, one artiste, Sir Melloh Rythmz prevailed on me to sing and I ended up doing one of my dad’s songs, Oriki. Everyone in the auditorium were in tears. That was the day, I was mandated by my father close friends, band members and relatives never to let go of his legacy. I started my band officially in 2010. I called De’Rythmz band.
“In 2012/2013 I was approached by numerous vendors in the area of sponsorship and promotions, we got numerous recognition and we decided to embark on a tour called “R U DONE”. We toured twenty major cities.”
Speaking on his album he said he is working on his first Album while he had three singles already. Also to his name, he said “I have over twelve tracks recorded, some of them featuring artistes like 9ice, CDQ, Rudeboy of P,square, Chivibes, KTblings, Niniola, Emmanyra and Oritsefemi. 5 points is my first single ever. It’s a story of my life and prophesies of God over human lives from the creation. I did Morocco, where I featured one of New York R&B sensation Yemi sylezz. It’s a modern Apala feel with Pop touch to make fuji grove. There is also Rock your boat. This one is simply an advice to my fans, saying control your life, control your blessings, be a channel to others.”
Yinka Rythmz as described female admirers as backbones of entertainment industry. He said, “We need them as much as they need us but it’s all about personal disciplines. You have to be very cautious in your area of personal relationships; you must know when to draw the line and most importantly your communication ethics.
For me, it’s been fun having female admirers and it’s drama free.”
Speaking about his experience as a musician in faraway overseas, Yinka said, “There is a lot of competition in Nigeria, there’s no implementation. No policies and procedure guiding the copyright securities. Here in the US, there’s what we called “Rights”. There are implementations set aside guiding producers, promoters, artists and instrumentalists.
Yes, entertainment is more expensive here in the US compare to Nigeria but the guidelines made it easier and we are so relaxed and feel safe to do anything concerning production and promotion of our works knowing well that there are laws, rules, regulations and act of Laws that secure our works and music.”