Our latest artist spotlight feature shines a light on Afrobeat musician Prince Guccira, whose track Approach 5050 has been getting airplay on our Rising Stars show.
Tell us a little bit about your yourself?
My name is Irabor Ituah, i was born in Edo State in Nigeria, i go by the stage name Prince Guccira, In 2021, i won Hall of Fame in Ghana, So far, I have received Unicef awards for peace alongside Obaland Awards for Best World music , this recognition has catapulted my recording career as a Musician to limelight.
When did you first start to develop a passion for music?
At the age of 10 years, I started backing mainstream artists like Wadada, blessed with the memory of Sir Victor Uwaifo, blessed with the memory of Miriam Makeba, before I started dreaming of becoming a recording soloist.
Which artists did you listen to while growing up?
While growing up, I was listening to Nigeria King of Reggae, popularly known as (Winning Jah), 2Face Idibia, Fela Kuti, Micheal Jackson and Bob Marley.
How would you describe your music to someone who hasn’t heard you before?
My music genre is Afrobeat fusion and highlife, which is usually classified under World music.
What music have you recorded and released to date?
Since I emerged as a recording artist, I have released three EPs – Destiny, Most Wanted and Gucci.
Which artists do you enjoy listening to at the moment – and do they influence your work?
My mentors are the major artists I listen to, such as Two Tigers music, Jossy Joe, Snoway, Winning Jah, Burna Boy, Wizkid, Rema, Davido and Kizz Daniel. These artists have also released platinum singles and albums, and are my influences in music.
Who would your dream collaboration be with?
I will be considering artist like Ed Sheeran and Burna Boy, Naxis DG and Winning Jah.
What are your plans for the future?
For now I have been able to know my sound as if I have discovered my rhythm, in future I will be developing my craft until I bring home a Grammy award. For now I have been touring Europe and North America to perform festivals, I hope to perform in the Asian continent in future.
You can find Prince Gucirra here:
You can also find his EPs here: