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(From Tempo (Nigeria): AAGM)
Byline: Felix Omoh-Asun
Accomplished singer, Bongos Ikwue, looks back at his life as a singer and speaks on what he now does outside music, he spoke with Felix Omoh-Asun.
What exactly do you do now that you have stopped playing music?
I am into houses, anything about houses. We design, we build and we furnish, we also do contracts and turn key projects. That is, you design, you build, you furnish and you hand over the key to your clients.
I know you are a trained engineer, did that prompt you into building, aside music which you were known for?
Alright, everybody is creative. It depends on whether you are able to find out what your calling is and I think there are lots of creativity in designs and houses, the same thing is in music.
You mean you design and then build the houses?
I have a whole lot of input into every project I do; from the consulting stage to the designing and actual implementation stage - that is, constructions to completion. I have inputs all the way.
That shows you as a man of parts...?
I have a whole lot of staff, very competent people, one has other professionals; designers, architects, quantity surveyors, civil engineers, electrical engineers, structure engineers, we have …