Top 55 MNEK Quotes

In this post, you will find great MNEK Quotes. You can learn and implement many lessons from these quotes.

I'm a massive Mariah Carey fan.

I’m a massive Mariah Carey fan.
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One of my first songs I ever got a decent cut on was with a songwriter out of Xenomania, called ‘All Fired Up’ for the Saturdays.
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I’m a musician, and I’m not interested in being in the Houses of Parliament.
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There’s always so much stuff to do. I work best when my diary just says ‘MNEK, MNEK, MNEK.’
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I understand, as an artist as well as a producer, the need for there to be mystery and surprise.
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They saw that it was a passion of mine from really young… My parents did a good job. They wanted me to win. They let me do all these things. If some old guy came to the house asking, ‘I want your kid to sign a contract,’ they were so open to it. Yeah, I credit them loads.
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When I first came out, I was wearing full-on traditional Nigerian wear. I got told by a lot of people that I should just tone it down. I only stopped when I realized there’s only so many prints you can wear.
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The industry has always been accepting of gay artists, but a particular thing for me is to see gay artists of color.
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The thing about Auto-Tune is it can’t fix everyone. It only fixes pitch. Everything else – the emotion and the attack and the energy? That’s what a singer is.
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I was someone who knew what they wanted to do for so long. I was always fascinated by music, always a student of pop.
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I almost get quite scared talking about it. It’s happened, obviously. I did meet Madonna and I did work with her.
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I’m very thankful that I’m in a position where I’ll never be without a session. I’ll always have someone who will want to get in the studio with me, or there’ll always be someone that I’ll wanna get in the studio with.
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Correct‘ is a song and an exercise for me where I’ve been able to reclaim who I am and the good that I’ve done when in real life sometimes I struggle with that.
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I started making beats when I was nine in my bedroom and garage.
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When I’m doing a session for another artist, it’s a very scheduled thing, and it’s kind of imperative that I write a song in that time. But if I’m trying to write a song for myself and I don’t have an idea that day, I just can’t force it.
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There’s an underlying sense with ‘Tongue‘ that… it’s really… it’s real. I mean that in the sense that now I’m not afraid to touch on relationships and on my sexuality in my videos.
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I make pop music. I make music that is pretty commercial. But, at the same time, I’m a minority within a minority and it can be challenging. I feel validated about what I’m doing when I meet fellow black gay men or black gay women.
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The way Beyonce works, the song is a jigsaw piece and then she will piece various elements.
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I myself identify as British-Nigerian, and I’m also gay, and I’m also a young adult in London making music. All of things can co-exist as one.
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I’ve waited for the day my debut album is released my entire life, so naturally I’ve designed it to be listened to from start to finish – so every song flows into each other in a way that tells a sonic story.
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One of my best friends is quite into rap, and I’m always being introduced to music by him.
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I naturally make commercial music: it’s never been a calculated decision to make pop music. I’m a genuine pop music fan.
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My visual medium is my videos, and I’ve got to feel as though I can put my truth in that.
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A lot of dance producers aren’t really musical, they don’t care much about detail.
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For me, I’ve written and produced for pop singers, but, like, female pop – I love that. I think it’s putting me in the game that I love girl pop. All my writing is inspired by it.
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I’m not really into beer, but I like tequila shots.
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Everyone’s journey as a gay man or woman is different; it’s personal.
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I’ve been so blessed to work with all my favorite artists as a gay man.
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I’ve always been interested in fashion.
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I am empowered by my friends in the music industry who

I am empowered by my friends in the music industry who are other fellow black men because I see them as my brothers; we have similar experiences and relate to each other.
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I had to have experience, you know what I mean? Because I’ve been doing this since I was 14… I couldn’t write about anything at 14. I had to live some life. I definitely lived some life.
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I had so much fun working with the queens on ‘Drag Race U.K!’
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I’ve never been massive on rap, but there’s that whole kind of culture of U.K. rap.
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I’m touching people, helping people, and I’m making music I love. I like to think a lot of other black queer artists feel that way too.
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I really enjoyed 2NE1’s music; I really like BLACKPINK.
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If I’m writing a tune with someone I’m making sure it’s what they wanna say and it’s articulating what they have to share.
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I’m from Nigerian descent, and the classic Nigerian mentality is ‘Stay in school! You’re going to be a doctor, you’re going to be a lawyer.’ That is what it is. Thankfully my parents knew my situation was different because I definitely didn’t want to be a doctor, I definitely didn’t want to be a lawyer.
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I started out writing and producing as a way for me to get the confidence to put out my own record and to learn and to really be a student of the industry.
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That’s the cool thing that music can do: make you feel this or that way. That’s all I’ve ever wanted to achieve – I’m a music guy, you know? That’s my occupation.
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‘Tongue’ is literally just one piece of the puzzle. This album is something I’ve worked on over the course of my entire career and something I’ve been discovering myself in it.
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I think there’s so many amazing LGBTQ artists, ranging from commercial to underground, that are influencing people at large.
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I really love being an artist, but I make my money from songwriting.
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I want more people to know who I am and I want to have the chance to tease my music a bit more.
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Schoolwork was always suffering! I hated school!
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In reality, my parents knew that I was a vegetable outside of music. They have fears, they know how tough and competitive it is, but they’re happy that there are a lot of people backing me.
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If I’m writing a song for Karen Harding, I know I can’t impose what I want to say onto her. I literally have to get into her headspace and think, ‘what does she want to say?’ When it comes to my stuff, it’s the same. What can I write that’s true to me?
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I keep quiet and let the music do the talking.
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I love writing and producing but I don’t think a lot of people know my artist stuff.
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Having the opportunity to work with someone like Beyonce is definitely going to hopefully open a few doors.
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There are so many amazing out, gay, black artists who are really great in their own fields, but they aren’t necessarily trying to make pop music. I guess my thing is different because I am trying to be part of that world. But doing it my way.
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I’m very conscious that a music video is beyond just a promotional tool for a song. It takes a song to the next level and it gives a song a new life.
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Music is so transient. You’ve just got to move with it.
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I often make a joke of my parents, because I come from a Nigerian background and there’s a stereotype in the Nigerian community that all of us are going to be doctors and lawyers, and that’s just how it is. But upon reflection, my parents were always really supportive of me doing music.
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