5 Quick ones with Mohombi

The Swedish-Congolese singer-songwriter Mohombi had his breakthrough with his solo debut and the mega-hit “Bumpy Ride” in 2011. He has described his unique sound as “Afro-Viking” and has gone on to write for world artists such as Nelly, Arash, Pitbull and Shaggy.

1. Pre show ritual?

It is not a ritual but I make sure to warm up and put a smile on my face, sometimes shadow boxing and three shots of tequila will do the trick.

“When you add effort to talent, you get skills”

2. Something we don’t know about you?

At a party in Barcelona, I beat Jennifer Lopez in a dance battle.

3. What is the best advice you have received?

When you add effort to talent, you get skills. When you add effort and skills, you get achievement. No matter how good you are, you can’t take away effort from the equation.

4. What makes a perfect day?

A day with family, friends, lots of music and food.

5. The house is on fire. What do you grab?

My family and my wallet.