Not All South Africans are Xenophobic – Wilson Joel

Not All South Africans are Xenophobic – Wilson Joel

Wilson Joel, a Nigerian music genius and founder of Doxology Music shared some details about his inspiration, bucket list and his views about the recent xenophobic attacks in South Africa with Adekunle Owolabi.

Who is Wilson Joel?

I’m a musician. I create music for commercial use. Born into a family of 5,i hail from Edo state of Nigeria. I’m a Christian, Nigerian to be precise.

What is one thing you wish you knew when you were younger?

I wish I knew how important I was to the world at large. And how my worth was going to be a source of hope for many.

Who is your inspiration?

Honestly, without being sentimental I would say GOD! Looking around me at the things one would love to draw inspiration from, we will agree that almost every source if inspiration is flawed. So I’ll just keep it safe and sound by staying inspired by GOD.

What quote do you live by?

“THE SKY IS SO BIG IT CAN ACCOMMODATE EVERY BIRD OF THE AIR WITHOUT THEM FLYING IN THE WAY OF EACH OTHER” – Anonymous

What brings you the greatest satisfaction?

When I see equity in the society and the community at large. When dreams are being made to reality.  When we all can live together in harmony regardless of our temperaments, flaws or race I get so happy, because any thing can happen in such space.

What is one thing people would be surprised to know about you?

That I’m a SHY & INTROVERTIC person, so shy that no one BELIEVES I’m INTROVERTIC. What people see or hear about me is my various Passions and not necessarily me.

What should every man try at least once in his life?

Taking risks towards something they really need to see happen. Like starting a new business regardless of the ills that may be.

What is the best advice you’ve been given?

To always be honest.

What is on your bookshelf?

How rich people think.  The God made man and many others

What charity do you support?

None at the moment. Most charity homes around ain’t honest with their dealings so I’m still trying to fish out one that’s really worth my service.

What is on your bucket list?

To get married! Travel half of the world before 50. Build my first house from scratch.  Get so wealthy for the sake of humanity.

What projects are you currently working on? 

The Star Child project.  Helping young folks decide if they want to become musicians and also ensure they get started early nicely. From the arts to the business of music.

Tell us about South Africa?

South Africa is a beautiful country.. My first encounter was  Capetown In 2003 I never believed I was still in Africa. Such an amazing country full of potential and 21st-century knowledge both in development and implementation of standards that works.  I lived there for 6 years and started my music Studio from there.

Do you think South Africans are xenophobic?

I won’t say ALL, I would say some are and they are very deep on it not even knowing the real reason why they do this evil act.

What other languages do you speak?

Yoruba, Edo and a bit of French.

Do you speak any South African languages?

Yup, a bit of Isizulu, Sesotho,  Isixhosa

What do you do when not working?

Relax by laying my back flat.  Or I just take a walk around. If I need a holiday, I’ll just go for it.

Where would you like to visit in South Africa?

Well, I have lived there & visited almost everywhere except Durban and East London

What is your favourite movie?

Fast & Furious. 1 to 5

What is your biggest/weirdest fear? NONE

NONE

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