1/ So First Off - Tell Us your Name, City and Country and what you currently do for a living?
My name is Noka Agudah and I live in Lagos, Nigeria. I am an intellectual Property lawyer in sports and entertainment.
2/ Is This Something You Always Wanted To Do? What Do You Enjoy About It?
I wouldn't say it is something i have always wanted to do but i have always loved making playlists and having my songs of the moment easily accessible..lol. I love that when i listen to an amazing track, i get to share it with other people and i like that i also get to write my feelings, thoughts on the track.
3/ Tell Us About Your First Musical Memory - Why Do You Think You Remember It?
This would be when i was a child watching the video for the track zombie by The cranberries on MTV and jumping ,singing along to it even though the only words i knew from it were 'in your heeaaddd'. I used to randomly sing it around the house and would always stay glued to the TV when it came on.
Not sure why i remember it so vividly, but i do know there was just something different about it and Dolores O'riordan the lead singer (R.I.P) had such a strong, beautiful and unique voice :)
4/ Who Did You Make Your First Mixtape / Playlist For - What Was The Result - Did They Dig It?
First ever playlist i made was for myself :D
5/ What Made You Go Online And Search About Music Curation?
I listen to a LOT of music and i got to a point where i realized i wanted to share the amount of good music i was listening to, i wanted to help people discover music. I also wanted to discover even more music for myself, because curating a playlist would mean being on my A game and bringing awesome music from around the world to people paying attention to the playlist.
6/ Tell us about the name of your Playlist - where did that come from?
Might sound cliche but when i listen to music, i love to vibe to the beat, the rhythm, the voice...to the whole sound. Nothing extra behind the name, just came easily to me when i wanted to pick a name for the playlist.
7/ What does a track have to have to make it onto your list, is there something special that you look for?
I have a thing for beats, instrumentals and good production in general so tracks with these have a high chance of being added to my list. Also, i love tracks that have eclectic type sounds to it that makes it hard to label or put in one genre. Also, tracks that can make you dance or chill to depending on your mood.
8/ What can an artist do in their track submission to your list to ensure that you'll listen to their track?
I would say having a really good cover art for the track and attaching it to the submission. I love creativity and seeing some really great creative cover arts get me interested (i know, shouldn't judge a book by its cover and all but yea..:D)
9/ We know - these change all the time - but as of this week - what are your all time top 5 favorite tracks.
Ahh this is really tough....
Smooth Criminal - Michael Jackson
Love yours - J Cole
The Hill - Travis Greene
Speed of sound - Coldplay
Beasts of no nation- Fela Kuti
10/ And finally - which Music to Curator should we interview next?
Would love to learn more about Aarushi from Music to Be Alive