Victory Ehiabor popularly known with the stage name, Vee Strings is an upcoming Hip-hop artiste currently, making wave in Delta State.
The Agbor born young artiste during the week was a guest at the office of Ika Mirror Newspaper at 3 Abude Street, Agbor where he spoke on his musical career and his dream to be one of the best Hip-hop musician in the world. He also talked on his challenges and while he needs support both from government and spirited individuals.
May we meet you?
I’m Victory Ehiabor. My stage name is Vee Strings.I’m a native of Ihogbe, Ime-Obi,Agbor, Delta State. I was born into the family of Evangelist Ehitito Ehiabor and Mrs Onyero Ehiabor. I’m the first in a family of six children.
When did you go into music?
I started singing at a tender age. I performed with any object around me that I knew I could used to sing any time I was around my friends. Later on,I joined the Ika highlife music maestro, Chief Ifeanyi Akwete dance stand. I was with Chief Akwete for a few years before I started engaging myself in studio productions. I was also a member of Felix Ogbekile’s dance band briefly. My last studio work was with Stanford Recording Studio, Abraka.
Are you a graduate?
Yes. I studied Music at College of Education, Agbor.
What type of music are you into?
I’m into Hip-hop.
You said you were once a member of Chief Ifeanyi Akwete dance band. Why are you not into highlife music?
I love Akwete and his music. He is both a and mentor to me. He was a friend of my late paternal grandfather .I started admiring him when I was small. Each time he came around to see my grandfather he loved eating oil and yam. Music is my passion whether Hip-hop or Highlife
How many songs have you released?
I have many songs on YouTube, Instagram and Twitter. You can also download my songs.My first song was ‘Leg to Benz’. Others are ‘Real life story’ and ‘Ghetto man’.Currently,I did a song for the Dein of Agbor Kingdom, His Royal Majesty Dr Benjamin Ikenchuku Keagborekwuzi 1.I’m waiting for his approval before I will make the song public. As a young artiste I have performed in different events in and outside Agbor. I did a jingle for Pippers Hotel, Agbor. My dream is to become one of the best Hip-hop artiste in the world.
What motivates you?
Things around me and life generally. Life is turn by turn.
How did you come up with the name, Vee Strings?
My friends call me Vee or Stringsman because of my prowess in handling guitar. So, when I was to start my musical career, I settled for the stage name, Vee Strings.
What are your challenges?
My biggest challenge is finance. I need support both from government and spirited individuals. I’m using this medium to appeal for support to enable me get stronger and more exposure. My second challenge is lack of radio or TV stations in Agbor. We passed through difficulties going to Asaba, Warri, Benin-City and Lagos to get a station that will air our songs. Our politicians should please established a radio or TV station in Agbor.
Your Dad is an Evangelist, why then are you into Hip-hop music?
Music is my calling irrespective of the type of music I’m into. I love music and it’s the only thing that gives me joy.
Who are your role models in the music industry?
My role models are Victor AD, Zlatan and Olamide. I love their songs because they motivate me.
Where do you hope to see yourself in the next five years?
In the next five years I want to be one of the Hip-hop artistes in the world.
What is your message to your fans?
I love my fans. I want them to continue to listen to my songs on YouTube, Instagram, Twitter. They also download my songs. I need their continued support and prayer.