TM Flows has taken the music industry by storm since the year began dropping four tracks already in the first quarter of the year and getting plays on music streaming platforms and digital downloads.
It will be recalled he released tracks like “Wake Up, For You, Honey and Mercy” all in 2020.
The Imo State born artiste in an interview with our team talks alot on his journey so far and his experience in combining nursing and music recording, he also talked about his upbringing and background, why he is following the footsteps of his mother who is a nurse and a songwriter as well.
Q: Can You Start by telling us about yourself?
Alright, my name is Ejike Okechukwu Bright Chiwenotito, I am a Nurse, Musician, song writer know musically as TM Flows, Was born on the 9th of July 1997, the first child in a family of five and a native of Ezinihite Mbaise, Imo state.
Q. You are a musical artiste and a nurse, how do you manage to do both?
I am both. I will never say that it is an easy task to handle both careers , but the are both my passion, saving Life while making Good music
Q. When did you start practicing as a nurse and when did you start recording songs as an artiste?
I have passion for both years ago, my mom is a nurse, seeing her take care of people mostly our family members when they are sick, gives me the Joy, passion and peace of mind, she is also a minister in the church, seeing her sing to the congregation, oh my GOD it give me motivation, passion, enthusiasm to just be like her, but while growing up I started having mixed feelings if I will really meet up with my dreams, after my secondary school days, I waited for admission in a University for like 2 years but it wasn’t forthcoming, so I wanted to join the streets but mom was like ‘no matter what u want to do in this life, get a professional qualifications, like u need a certificate’ so I applied for medical laboratory at College of Health Aba in 2013 I graduated in 2015, but while studying for medical laboratory, I still wanted to be a nurse, so after graduating in 2015 I got nursing in 2016 which by God’s grace I became a Registered Nurse (RN) in 2019 and started practicing immediately, on the music side, I guess I have been singing all my life, I do back up my mom in her church, then I went to stay with my uncle who is a Multi instrumentalist at Assemblies of God, there I joined the church choir and formed a crew with few members who performs in churches then and we do rehearse with my Uncle’s instruments. After my secondary School, I started visiting the studio in 2013 and recorded my first single ‘ Don’t Go ‘ in 2015
Q. Which other musicians inspires you?
As an mbaise boy I grew up listening to Oriental Brothers, my mom is a big fan of the lead singer late Dr Sir warrior.
I also was inspired by my mom, she is a song writer and a singer, although she have never recorded any of her song.
I also enjoy listening to Runtown, Fuse ODG, Erriga and Frank Edwards they inspire my sounds as well.
Q. If you are not a nurse or musician, what else would you have been?
Both careers have always been my passion from a very young age, although I initially wanted to do Information technology, but I ran away from mathematics, so music and Nursing have been my only desire and greatest wishes,that is just the only thing in my head.
If TM Flows is not in the hospital nursing a patient or in the studio recording, where can someone expect to see him?
Beside going out with family, shows and work, I am not an outgoing type, I am always at home playing FIFA or PES with his friends, watching movies or football game.
This Is the fourth month of the year, you have dropped 4 tracks already. are we expecting a song every month all through this Year?
(laughs) U never can tell, but we are coming really heard .. better things ahead.
What are we expecting from You before the year ends, A video, album, Ep, or more singles?
More singles is sure, but for the I am yet to make my other plans public.
Q. Any final words for the fans before you sign out?
Be passionate with your dreams and have a definite goal, with hard work and God’s Grace, the sky will be your limit, keep downloading music I am coming with bigger it will all unfold as year goes on. follow me across all social media platforms @tmflows and Twitter @isurbf.