Can we meet you? My names are Isiaq Yusuf Olatunji popularly known as “Hizzy Ghizzle” am from Kwara state, ailorin to be Precise, am a rapper, singer and a Pro producer.
When did you start your career, what are your challenges? Have been in the industry for a very long time,but professionally i started in 2009, back the i started as a rapper with a 3 men squad, We had a movement we tagged as “3 Pillar”.
We all wen separate ways a year after, because of my passion for music i kept on striving, before i signed up for learning music productions (2012). Professionally i Started producing songs late 2015, that was wen Sequel Records was found.
Challenges: Have had challenges before i became a producer, i was just as a studio rat back then, i was underrated because i had no money for music production.
Another encounter was when i wanted to submit my file as a SIWES student at a renowned Radio station in Osun State but was not allowed entry. but i thank God that all are now past tense as many artists i once look up to now calling me boss.
And also going to shows and not been recognized, begging a DJ or MC just to perform in a show. my parents really support my dream so much because without their support i might not have been where i am.
What inspire your stage name? In 2009 i was known as “Easy Y the Garrulous” when i was in Secondary School (SS2), I later change it to “Hyzzy Y” that when i started music production. Then changed my stage name officially to “Hizzy Ghizzle” (2015).
What is your Achievement so far? Achievements Sequel Records is my greatest achievement and also becoming the Official producer for the label, also i had an opportunity to perform on same stage with Davido on his concert tagged “SOS” (Son Of The Soil).
Your Live performance/Challenges? Like most fast rising acts, i was shy to perform at the show with huge audience. And also DJ wont call u out to perform because i was not well recognized. so to save myself from embarrassment i stop going to shows without invitations.
Songs recorded? Have had the opportunity to record many songs, my debut single “Bluetooth” thats when am still with “3 Pillar” crew (2009), “N!gga x” (2010). Under Sequel “Otiseshe” (2018) was my first track under the imprint, my forthcoming single “Jonzing Level”.
What makes you different from others in same field? Am a gentle guy who’s easy to relate with, Musically i make my songs a Little bit funny for my fans to relate with, and on the production line i make myself very easy with my artist putting them through and making a masterpiece out of them.
Your Advice to youths? My Advice is youths out there Is that they should keep on doing what they have passion for, creating and believe in themselves. Do what makes them happy and be determined.
Your Role model? I dont have any, why? because i barely listen to top artist songs. yeah, i do like most of them. But been my role model and motivation towards my music is something i dont see them as.
Top acts to work with/next 5 years: well, i want to be at the top, to be known for what i do best, I’ll love to work with top artists in the nearest future. The first would be Kizz Daniel, because i love his songs and style of music.
Do you have any upcoming project? Yeah, a song am about to drop soon, is on ground but we’re still working on it, for it to be a hit record.