Also known as Seddy, SGaWD graced the Nigerian music scene after moving back from Miami to pursue her passion for music and songwriting.
She has been making it quite clear that she has a lot to offer, and there’s nothing more I would love than to see this young talented performer winning!
She is not only a singer and a rapper, but also a brilliant songwriter and a creative force not to be reckoned with. She spits fire bars on rap songs and delivers sexy and sultry hooks on R&B bops. With every single or freestyle, she shows you that she is not ready to be boxed as a female artiste. She isn’t afraid of speaking her truth and talking her shit through her self positive and expressive lyrics.
In this article, I spoke with her about her creative process, her recently released single ‘feel right’, self love tips and a lot more.
How Did You Come Up With The Stage Name SGaWD?
Lmao man the answer to this is long. I’m dropping a video soon that would cover this in detail but I call myself S, Sedna the Siren, Supreme and THEE Superior.
What’s Your Creative Process Like When Writing New Music?
Well it depends on how I am feeling or what I am doing or want to make, also who I am working with. Sometimes I can get quite comfortable; it can go down in my room, on my bed, my producer and I working.. Other times I am in the studio all day working on a song or three. It really just depends.
What Do You Love To Do Outside Of Music That Contributes To Your Creative Process?
Enjoyment, I like to chop life and enjoy myself. From going to the beach, a lil E- retail therapy, swimming, dancing, and sharing dark jokes with friends. Everything that includes enjoyment.
Can You Tell Us About Your Recently Released Single “Feel Right” and What Inspired Such an Evocative Track?
I like romance, I actually love love and I am a sucker for sweet things. My past relationships and my romantic experiences inspired Feel Right. Also it was a change from creating from real experiences, it was a chance for me to daydream of what I really wanted and to say how I really felt, to be vulnerable. Mafeni caught on to it really quick and he blessed me with his verse. Super thankful to DOZ for working with me, it was also our first time meeting each other in person.
If You Could Bring Back One Late Musician From The Dead Who Would It Be and Why?
NOTORIOUS BIG! If you knew his musical history you’d get it. He would have been a legend right now.
What Would You Say Is Your Best Performance Yet?
I really liked performing at London. It was a fashion show and I performed a song I was featured on called ‘What’s The Passcode’. It was a vibe!!! Also FUJI 5K with Odunsi was amazing. Loved my set, shout out to TDR, Jimmy Ayeni, all the other DJ’s spinning and Odunsi for the opportunity.
Who’s Your Ideal Musician To Collaborate With and Why?
Someone who is open minded and understands that creation should be intentional.
If You Could Change Anything About The Industry, What Would It Be?
A lot. A lot.
Are There Any Mistakes You Have Made In Your Career As An Artiste?
Yeah of course, but I think it’s common, also dangerous – Bad mixes and engineering and that’s something I am working very hard to fix right now. If the mix is shit I’m taking my verse off it, no matter how much I like the song or who I’m featuring with.
Quality control has become very important to me.
What’s The Best Piece of Advice Another Musician Or Someone Influential In Your Life Ever Gave You?
“Get a lawyer”.
What Advice Would You Give Anyone Looking To Get Into The Music Industry?
”Get a lawyer”.
What Kind Of Artiste Would You Classify Yourself As?
A free artist, I do what the fuck I want, when I want and I am tremendous at it.
I Listened To A Session With You On TRL Talks and You Named Burnaboy, Wizkid and Rema As Artistes You Would Really Love To Work With. Are There Any Female Musicians You Would Also Love To Work With?
Yeah of course, Azealia Banks. I love it when Mowa (Mowalola) raps, I think I told her that a couple of times, I love the texture of her voice, I want to make music with her. Bktherula ya dig , Beyoncé and Victoria Monet, it’s like 500 women dawg Lmao.
What’s Your Least Favorite Part About Being An Entertainer?
Bruh the diplomacy, like you have to suck-up unnecessarily to a lot of people. Me I don’t do it sha, I don’t like you, I’m not faking it . Also the passive aggressiveness is too disgusting.
Tell Us Something About SGaWD No One Else Knows?
One of the reasons I reject feature requests is because they don’t bother to spell my name right. My name is spelt “SGaWD”, the ‘a’ in it is the only lower case letter for a reason. Lol cheeky!
What Are Some Confidence and Self-love Tips You Have?
Just big up yourself anytime and everywhere you can.
I Watched In An Interview That You Struggled With Being Overweight When You Were Younger. If It’s Not Too Much To Ask, Could You Talk About That Experience and How You Were Able To Overcome It?
Man that’s a long thing to breakdown. But I’ll say this one thing, no matter your size or whatever, you have to wake up every day and choose yourself. It’s your responsibility to big up yourself and encourage yourself cause can’t nobody tell you what you are not.
Period! What’s The Weirdest Thing a Fan Has Ever Said To You?
Lmao yoooo. It’s a lot of shit I see, but I think the one that cracks me up the most is when a fan called himself Libra Zaddy and that I should bite him, Lmao dfkm!
Where Do You See SGaWD In The Next 5 Years?
Where she is meant to be!
Stream SGaWD’s recently released single ‘Feel Right’ below: