Friday, 27 November 2020

Juju Music Star, Princess Deola Talks About Her Success Story


Princess Deola is a beautiful Juju music Star. She is good at what she does. She sings well. She dances well. She is a good entertainer. She recently told City People Publisher Seye Kehinde about her success story. Below are excerpts of her interview.

How is it being a female Juju Star? How have you coped?

Sincerely, it's been tough. In this part of the world, Men enjoy, appreciate and spend more money on music than women, thereby supporting musicians whose fan they are. But often times, Female musician find it difficult to ask for help, favour or support from these Male Fans because they often want to ask for something you may not like to give in return, so we find it very difficult to get support, only few men can help a lady without asking for her body

How did you get into music? And how has the journey been?

*I didn't just get into music, I was born into it, my father Late Gbenga Adefeso was a Juju musician, and my late mum was a Choir member in our Church. We all sang in the Church Choir, I grew up to find myself doing well in the Choir, singing all the parts.

Though the journey has not been easy, but I can't stop because it's what I love to do, moreover, my fans are enjoying my songs*

How has the year 2020 been, business wise ?

Haaaaaa!!! 2020 you said? It’s been very tough. Especially for those of who make our money every weekend, having to stay for about 30 weeks without going anywhere to perform, it's been a very challenging year, May we never see this type of Pandemic again.

Tell me a bit about you. Where were you born? Where did you grow up?

I was born at Albert Street Palm-Grove into the family of Late Mr & Mrs Gbenga Adefeso of Ago-Iwoye Ogun State. I'm the firstborn of the Family of 8.  I attended Anthony Village High School and Lagos City College. Also had Diploma in Fashion & Cosmetology from Piscean Institute, Allen Avenue before proceeding to Kwara Poly Offa to read Food Science & Tech but I couldn't finish for lack of funds.. I joined several Dance troupes as a young girl, one of which was Grassroots Dance Troupe, owned by Mrs. Sola Shobowale. I also sang with Kunle Peters before setting up my own band in 1995.

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