Name: Andrien Baker
Instagram Handle/Username: andrienbaker
Introduce Yourself/Tell About Yourself: My name is Andrien Baker , a rapper , songwriter and poet from Lagos, Nigeria. Been making music since twelve. Been doing music professionally for about two years now. I love sounds and creativity and I just love to be as innovative and creative with my craft more than anything.
What Inspires You Every day? : Man. Everything inspires me. Music. People. Everything. There are sometimes when I start to think how hard this music thing and the industry is but I just keep being resilient and I see resilience in the faces of people around the world. Everyone has got a problem. We just all keep striving.
What is some words of wisdom you live by?: My mama always says “It’s not how far , but how well. “ That’s my ultimate go-to. It’s like telling me to take things at my own pace. My own time and slowly but surely , I’ll get to where I want to be.
What is your ultimate goal in life? : My ultimate goal is to be one of the greatest artists ever lived. I want to influence a generation. I want my voice to be heard. I want people to hear me and be like “I want to listen to him. He’s speaking “. I just want to be the best creative I can be.
How have you been during the pandemic and how has it affected you? : The pandemic has been a pain in the butt for me. But still it has been a shining light for me. I was supposed to have gone for a few shows but the pandemic messed everything up. But it has helped me to get in contact with different artists. I have met and related with incredible artistes on the internet I wouldn’t have met otherwise like Manna or Kaffy W the strap or capespring. It’s been a tough year but we still kicking it yunno? And to everyone who has been affected by the pandemic , lost your life or someone close , I would to say I’m with you and I hope you’re okay. My condolences and sympathies reach out to you. And PLEASE!!! wear a mask.
What is a positive message you would like to give others? : Keep MUTHAFUCKIN striving. Keep hope alive. Never give up. This is my first article ever. Like ever. Never thought this day would come or something but it’s here. Been working my butt off to have opportunities like this. And I’m glad , so honoured to have one here.
Just keep hope alive. Be positive. Doesn’t matter who you are , Christian, Muslim , atheist, white , black , Asian , Hispanic , straight, LGBTQ , be kind to people. Always be nice to people. And love yourself. Love your damn self.
What questions would you like to ask others?: I hope everyone is doing okay. I would like to know if there are any creatives out there who would love to work with me and in what capacity.
I would also like to know how people who are going through pain and depression and anything and who need someone to talk to. You can try texting me on my Instagram.
Love and Light.