Fave whose real name is Chidozie Godsfavour Ugochinyere is a blend of R&B, Pop, Soul & dancehall artiste born in Lagos on the 13th of March 2000. Fave’s music is inspired by her desire to tell stories that speak the heart & experiences of people. Her musical influences breeds from Adele, Billie Eilish, Shaggy, SIA and Lorde. The artiste has 2 official singles available on Soundcloud, Apple Music, Spotify, Tidal, Google Play and every other streaming and download platforms. Singles titled “M.O.M.M.S” and “DAL”. With her music already earning a spot on Ndani TV’s Skinny Girl in Transit and garnering an avid following despite only being a year into her career as a musician.
M.O.M.M.S was the song that birthed her musical journey, which was in July 2019. It’s short for “Me or mask my sins” which simply interprets the thoughts of a broken person asking if the one they care about and love would love them in return, whole-heartedly (with all flaws). It’s a song about confessions and reassurance. Fave is a real delight to listen to with great prospects and so we caught up with the singer to discuss her latest projects.
• Tell us a little bit about who you are and about your debut single- “M.O.M.M.S”
My name is Godsfavour Ugochinyere Chidozie, from Anambra State and I’m 20 years of age. My hobbies are mostly singing, writing and drawing. I’m a fan of hip-hop, alternative and country music. I lead a basic life, owing that I’m still a student, in Obafemi Awolowo University, under the law discipline. I have been composing songs for as long as I can remember, singing in choirs at school and church, which shaped my voice to a great extent as it was the only thing close to voice training that I got.
As I grew older, I realized I was more comfortable singing my own words because it opened my ears to new melodies. Melodies from a few musical influences like Adele, Sia, Shaggy, Lorde and Lana Del Rey, whose sounds have formed a foundation in me. Nevertheless, it took more than the realization of my talent to venture into music as a career.
M.O.M.M.S was the song that birthed my musical journey, which was July 2019. It’s short for ‘Me or mask my sins‘ which simply interprets the thoughts of a broken person asking if the one they care about and love would love them in return, whole-heartedly (with all flaws). It’s a song about confessions and reassurance.
• Tell us about your upbringing and how it has made you the person you are today
Raised in a Christian family of 5, I have 2 siblings. Being the only girl could be testing and if there’s anything it has taught me it’s hard work and patience. Also, as i earlier mentioned, because our parents made us become members of the choir from early ages, it kinda pushed me closer to music.
• How has it influenced your type of music?
In some way it has, because I find myself pushing me to do better and be better as I was never taught to sit on my ass. There’s always room for more creativity and that helps me grow.
• After the release of N.B.U, what new projects should we be anticipating from Fave?
I’d decide not to spill for now but there’s definitely more to come. The people requested for this song, now it’s here but I have to be fully convinced that everyone who demanded for N.B.U has heard it, before we feast again. That will be my joy.
• What do you wish you could have done differently in your musical journey?
A lot but the long and short of it is, if I could turn the hands of time, I’d avoid some of the people I worked with. But since I can not, in the end, it’s a lesson.
We may not have heard so much from the young singer but with what we’ve heard, she proves to be a hallmark of peculiar talent, one we should look out for. With great consistency, she has what it takes to compete with the big guns of the industry as her style of music and delivery is very commendable.