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Everybody wants to be a STARBOY: YL Zinga

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Zinga

YL ZInga

Introduce yourself

My name is Yousouf Lutonadio Zinga also known as YL Zinga. I am Angolese. I have three little sisters and a little brother.

I live in Gent, Belgium. I am 27 years old an I started recording songs ever since I was 14 years.

How did you grow up?

I came to the Netherlands at the age of 2. I lived with my dad back then. My mother joined us here when I  turned 7 years. I lived in Oostzaan, Zaandam, Groningen and Breda.

 

Zinga

Zinga performing

 

Where do you see yourself in 5 years’ time?

In five years’ time, I will have a big name in the music industry and will I be acting in movies.  Denzel Washington is actually one of my biggest examples when it comes to acting.

 

The first song I ever did was a song with former rapper from LSD, Mitta. I still remember not being happy with that song lol!

 

ZInga pose

Zinga pose

What is important for you when making music?

When I make music, I do not like to be worried about too many things. I just make sure the music I am making is in tune with what I am feeling at that moment. After the song is made I will check if it is still in tune with my feelings.

‘I love to spend time with my friends and my Girl in my spare time.”

 

Do you perform?

In the past year, I  have performed in Rotterdam. At the Jollove events of DJ Austin and during the Wakanda afterparty organized by the ladies of AfroDutchPowerhouse.

Would you like to go international?

My main focus is the Netherlands and Belgium at the moment. But I would definitely expand my brand to international levels ofcourse.

 

Can we expect new songs from you?

New music will be out soon! I will be bringing out songs online without a music video. ROAD MAN is OUT NOW!

 

 

What do you do to stay fit?

I do not really exercise. I had let myself go for a while lol. But I am back in the Gym!

Do you have crazy fans?

Hahahaha actually, not at all… The DM’s are empty

 

YL ZInga

YL ZInga

If you had crazy fans, what would you do?

I think I would have to find out when it ever happens. It happened sometimes in the short period that I was playing professional football. I stayed calm when it happened. I lost the love for football that is why I decided to stop playing. I did not want the game to ruin my life.

 

ZInga at the radiostation

ZInga at the radiostation

What is the craziest thing you ever experienced?

We got stoned with stones by our own fans after we lost a football competition. It was brutal. Also one of the only times I should’ve been scared for my life but I actually wasn’t. 

What would you advise other artists that are up and coming?

Keep doing your own thing and be honest with yourself. Patience is very important and patience is a virtue. Your talent can take you far very fast. Even when it does not go fast, keep going HARD.

Don’t forget that you can do a lot with very little. Surround yourself with the right people.

 

We love people that hurt us, and hurt people that love us

 

The favorite track at the moment!

Wizkid – Soco, this song gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it!

 

 

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Who is DaChoyce?

Dachoyce: Hi, my name it’s Joyce Santos and I am originally from Brazil but raised in Spain 😊 I live between Barcelona and Amsterdam

Joyce and her momma

What inspired you to start music?

To be honest being in music was an unexpected decision. It was not planned at all. I have started “freestyling” while drunk with friends “haha” they invited me to a studio to give it a try just for fun. It apparently went well so I kept going and found my passion.

How did u come up with the name DaChoyce?

Actually, my friends started calling me DaChoyce in high school as a word-game/wordplay and I think it was meant to be because I’ve been chosen for this 🥺 I have been using this nickname ever since!

More and more people are starting to understand and accept that black is beautiful and powerful and they love it.

DaChoyce for new music video

What are most of your songs about?

‘Livre’ is my latest song, and it is about freeing yourself from any situation, person or even yourself that brings you down. About overcoming it after fighting this negatives. That is what ‘Livre’ is about 🤍

Is there colorism in the Spanish or latino community in your opinion?

I think in Spanish and Latino community colorism is getting more neutral as time passes by. More and more people are starting to understand and accept that black is beautiful and powerful and they love it. The even wanna copy it. That’s what I’ve experienced and seen so far, but we’re getting there!

Baby Joyce and her mother <3

Have u ever experienced racism in life or in the music business?

Not in the music business but I have in life, and not directly me personally but to my family members and melanated friends while being with me so that hurts the same or even more! I cannot bear to see how they get treated sometimes.

What do u think of platforms who do not support a darker skin artist because they already have one ?

I think they should go f*** themselves, and us melanin people should keep focusing on creating our own platforms and spaces where we are Kings and Queens. This gives us a chance to be loved and appreciated in our own way and by our own people!

We saw some amazing pictures, are u model?

Yes! Modeling is part of my job as well. I used to do it as a teenager and now with the music thing it came back. I picked it back up! “haha” I mostly do photoshoots with @tomclark.visuals but I also do jobs for agencies!

Joyce by Tom Clark

What is the main message u want to put out as a person and an artist?

Never give up, don’t be a victim. You should rest if you need to but don’t quit. When things are hard, trust me, they will get better!
Try to be positive, trust yourself and the process, be a bad ass 🤪🤪 that’s what I’ve learned and wanna inspire so far 🤞🏽

DaChoyce

Where do u see yourself 5 years from now?

Travelling the whole world with my music and working on different other projects that I am planning and working on! Helping people and creating a positive impact! Eventhough this sounds typical, just watch me 🤍

What advise would u give an up and coming artist?

Trust yourself and the process. Do not trust anyone out there. Just trust God, and you’ll be good!

NEW SINGLE ALERT!

I’m releasing a new single I hope y’all love it 🤍 No voy a volver

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Official Music Video ‘Defano Holwijn – Ownen (prod. Krankjoram & Sejaa)’ Stream or Download ‘Ownen’: https://defanoholwijn.lnk.to/Ownen

 

— Video credits: Shot by @2phoness — Producer credits: Producer: Krankjoram, Sejaa Associated Performer, Vocals: Defano Holwijn Composer: Défano Holwijn Author(s): Défano Holwijn — FOLLOW ME! | SOCIAL MEDIA SNAPCHAT: kidkidguapo. https://www.instagram.com/defano.holw…

 
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