We sit down with the rising New Jersey-born and bred musician Dom Okon the Nigerian native to discuss “Emergent” his forthcoming second studio album, greatest challenges, and what is next for him. He is known by many for his seamless blend of hip-hop and pop music. After gaining popularity in late 2021, Dom stayed on the grind and made a statement with “Youthly,” his April 2022 debut album, the project went on to maintain chart dominance in his region for almost two weeks.
Speaking about the project, Dom Okon shares: “Emergent is all about me evolving as a person. This album will still be a pop album,” he assures fans, making it clear the project will be a pop album. “It’s just going to be more mature and show an older side of me as a person. Since I am not a child anymore, but not a full adult yet. I am still emerging,” he continues.
Dom has yet to share when the album will arrive, but he affirms a drop is imminent. Here, we sat down with the pop sensation to learn more about him and his work ethic.
Stream Youthly below:
I’m doing pretty good. Thank you for asking.
My greatest challenge honestly, like is not doing things in a timely manner sometimes. I try to resolve this by taking breaks but making sure that when I am working, I am getting things done.
I discovered this after featuring on a single of a fellow musician. The experience was amazing, I felt so nice to be able to help someone create music.
I honestly can’t remember.
Emergent is all about me evolving as a person. This album will still be a pop album. It’s just going to be more mature and show an older side of me as a person. Since I’m not a child anymore, but not a full adult yet. I’m still emerging.
The most memorable moment for me was when my first album Youthly charted on iTunes. It was so surreal for that to happen. Afterward, I was dubbed the King of Instrumental Pop by Hip Hop Since 1987. That was another cool moment because I had just been given an honorific nickname for my contributions to my respective music genre.