Mentorship For Artists
Horace Wangnin seen aka Horace Tempo is a known music producer who has teamed up with Mentorship for Artists such as Kubla Khan and Shelley Segal in order to create hit songs. He is a rising music producer who produces instrumental tracks to create a unique identity in the music industry. His foray into music has been felt in the top music industries of Nigeria, Ghana and South Africa, even though he is from the Benin Republic.
Recently, he shares his thoughts on a number of questions, to show how far he has come in the music world and what he has in store for his growing social media community and listeners.
On what informed his name “Horace Tempo”: “Tempo in music means the speed or pace of a given piece, and it is measured by beats per minute. Horace is my first name. So, for my stage name, I chose Horace Tempo. I am addicted to the consumption of music. That has led me to study the art and start producing. I am a big fan of the game too.”
Horace Tempo has a personality that is shrouded in mystery. He is a book with unending chapters of intrigues and surprises. His music is so diversified that you cannot put a lead on him or his music. When asked how he would describe life given his inclination as a musician and mentorship for artists, he was all mysterious yet.
“Life for me is too simple to be understood. If you can leave yourself all to God and trust God, you should be on cruise control and living happy. If that’s not the case, then you should keep simplifying your meaning of God till you feel like everything that you do or happens in your life is out of your control,” he said.
Horace Tempo hasn’t exactly been an open book musically. His musical identity is not localized, it is a broader spectrum of Pan-Africanism in outlook and sensibility. So, when asked for his advice on what genre an artist should stick to, his answer exposes his own true nature of Mentor for Artists.
“Usually, the energy that artists bring into a session is what translates into the beat, lyrics and genre or sound produced after the session. So, as a producer, I’ll say you should not stop acquiring knowledge about the key instruments and sounds of all genres, you have to master at least mixing one genre, and then that will enable you to become commercial and get decent gigs,” he said.
Before launching out as an independent artist, Horace Tempo was basically producing beats or instrumental and that informed the creation of his first musical effort titled “The Ride”, a powerful instrumental which gave him an ample introduction to the music world.
After “The Ride”, Horace Tempo released two other instrumentals in quick succession, namely; “Logic” and “Focus”. His musical coast got enlarged when he dropped “Self”, another instrumental. With “Self” he launched himself as an independent artist.
Thereafter, he has gone to do the songs of all his instrumentals, joining forces with other mentorship for artists along the way.