We had the good fortune of connecting with Rodney (Famousz) Sanni-Gilkey and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Rodney (Famousz), let’s start by talking about what inspires you?
I’m inspired by the thought of legacy. Just thinking about legacy leaves me full of ambition and determination. Legacy lives on longer than I actually do. It’s what my great great grandchildren and nieces & nephews will have to cherish. The type of legacy I leave behind may spark inspiration in my family & friends.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I’m an artist who values the truths and realness in life. I take pride in my uniqueness and authenticity. I’m a strong believer in creators winning. Therefore when someone approaches me or my work they have comfort knowing that what I do is honest, true, made from the heart, & it comes from a place where only I can bring it. My latest project was produced, mixed, mastered, written, engineered & performed by me. I take pride in the fact that i’m giving my fans 100% me in my art. I got to where I am today by being relentless & keeping my end goal in mind. I’ve been through countless amounts of obstacles but I stay focus & move forward. I make plenty of sacrifices. My sacrifices are what push me to my next level. Also I stay eager to learn something new. Learning has become an addiction almost. I get extremely consumed in my work & if ever I don’t know something i’m bothered until i find answers or solutions. Another thing that helped get me to where I am today is being able to see a potential problem before it happens & preventing it or preparing for it. It’s never easy chasing this success. If ever it does start to feel easy I realize that it’s time to take it to the next level. Most times when challenges are put in place I overcome them by addressing them head on right away. Challenges to me are only difficult when procrastination is involved. Being able to look back at all the challenges i’ve overcame shows me that I always get through. So if I always get through it means that I will continue to get through so I might as well not waste time letting the challenge linger. At the same time, patience is key as well. Being able to stay patient while analyzing my challenge is key to overcoming the situation in the best possible way. I’ve learned that there are lessons in every situation as long as you can look at things from multiple perspectives. All in all, my brand is For The Fam. We stand for striving and remaining dedicated to achieving your goals and attaining your dream to help put your family in a better position than where you found them. We understand that everyday life situations occur on a daily basis but we stick to what’s going to push our family forward in every instance.

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This questions can only be answered based on the friend. Depending on who they are and what they’re into. The thing I know everyone has in common is food. So to go off not knowing who exactly i’m going on a trip with. I’d say I would hit up all the fire restaurants in that area.

Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
My shoutout is definitely dedicated to God. I’ve been blessed countless times through out my journey. Through God i’ve been able to see the blessings in all my losses & setbacks. The fam is also a huge part of my success. I know that i’m backed no matter what I venture into. With that confidence i’m allowed to remain open minded and curious which is also the reason i’m successful. Every fan, or person who supports me is the reason i’m successful along with God & my family.

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Youtube: @Famousz.Music

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