We caught up with Tosin from Duty Paid to talk about their music. At Indiy we champion musicians.

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What do you enjoy most about being an independent musician?

Being creative with no one touching or trying to make you what you are not!

If we were to peek over your shoulder, what does your studio look like? What gear do you typically use?

We hire a studio and an engineer!

Do you enjoy recording and production, or do you like performing live and promotion?

I love them both!

It's part of the creation of the art, like being a craftsman...

You enjoy the product of the work but you live for the actual production, getting your hands dirty!

How would you want people to describe your latest project in a tweet?

"Banger of 2021"

Do you plan your music releases, or do you just finish a song and release it?

We now plan every move we make!

What can we expect from you within the next 6 months? Any releases planned? Future gigs?

Yes, we have an EP coming, which is our own genre...SAFRO beats!

Are you planning any videos for your music? Are there any videos we need to know about!?

Yes! We have a video already out 'The DPB'.

And we are planning to release a new video in March for our latest single!

Are there any collaborations, past or future, that you are excited about?

Plenty! I have an artist in Holland, mixing spanish and caribbean flavour.

I have a french artist who we are also working with.

And we are also in talks with two new singers...

Then, of course, the infamous 4Relyi! Who we will be collaborating with...

He's a very well known TikTok famous dancer.

What inspires your creative process?

The moment, emotions...mine and others!

And it's a way of breathing for me!

What are your top three favorite albums of all time & why?

Michael Jackson - Thriller
Fully inspired me to do music!

Justin Timberlake - Justified
It was just amazing to hear the melodies, as someone who was a singer at the time, it was just inspirational!

And Nas - Illmatic
It inspired me as a rapper!

Who makes up your existing creative team?
i.e. photographers, video directors, social media managers, paid media specialists, stylists, hair, and makeup…Name someone who you think deserves a special shout-out?

Temi Jonah - My Singer
J Megiddo - Poet
Natalya - Singer
And 4Relyi - Dancer and rapper

Where can we find you on social media?

Instagram: @dutypaiduk
Twitter: @dutypaiduk
And our YouTube page is dutypaiduk and same on Facebook!

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Andrea graduated from Roehampton University and The BRIT School, whose globally recognized alumni include Adele, Katy B, Ella Eyre, FKA Twigs, Jessie J, Leona Lewis, Katie Melua, Kate Nash and the Rizzle Kicks. She takes her love of the arts and entertainment industry to provide useful information to upcoming musicians, helping them navigate the industry and avoid making costly mistakes. She actively mentors our current contributors. Andrea has qualifications in Content Marketing and also manages our collaborative playlists for independent artists

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