The same way music has varieties of genres, so does talent.
However, in the case of talent, there are only two types: man-made talent and God-given talent. With man-made talent you have to work very hard. With God-given talent, you just touch it up once in a while.
Only few individuals are gifted with the God-given talent and Delta State, Nigeria has bred one of the recently discovered ones in Africa.
Tebu Ovie Dyksen, a pianist and producer, recently has been creating some buzz for himself on popular social media platform “Twitter” and not leaving tweeps in limbo as he keeps his streak going with awesome piano rendition of already released popular tunes.
During a brief chat with Dyksen on the 27th of March, 2016 making reference to the phrase “88 Fingers“, the 21 year old said “I really can’t tell u how it started, but when the name came it stuck. I do very fast arpeggios, fast as if it’s more than one person playing it. The number 88 is just the one i chose. Weird and unique.. The kinda name that gets you thinking“. Although his explanation is hard to go with but very much believable and understandable when you see him playing the piano blindfolded in the video below.
— 88 Fingers® (@ItsDyksen) March 26, 2016
Currently based in Port Harcourt, Dyksen has been playing the piano for a long time but diversified his art into production in 2011. He goes further to describe his source of inspiration as “divine” and he sees Kanye West, Don Jazzy not leaving-out Timbaland as his role models.
Dyksen also labelled himself as the “church boy” who seeks to be different, weird and hopefully help those that are just like him i.e; talented, gifted but without a platform to display their gifts.
You can follow Dyksen on Twitter: @ItsDyksen
DOWNLOAD: Dyksen - Oluwa Ni Mashup With Mungo Park (2.3 MiB, 831 hits)
–Hotline Bling Afro Remix (Mashup With Duro,Ikwokrikwo)–
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–An Afro Fusion of Adele’s Hello With Gyptian- Hold Yuh, Brick And Lace’s Love Is Wicked And Rihanna’s Work–
[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcUg6U8QLBY[/youtube]
Something to leave you thrilled
[youtube width=”600″ height=”344″]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qgTGlXLWPv0[/youtube]