Miss Melanin beauty pageant winner, Faith Ajayi has discussed the objections and setbacks she had to go through before she finally became a success.
In a recent chat she had with The sun newsonline, where she revealed how the journey has been for her since she has the special condition known as Cross-eye. According to her, she was rejected for so many times by organisers of beauty shows because of her condition. Below are excerpts of the conversation.
Tell us about your latest single, Voodoo Love.
My latest single, Voodoo Love was released about two months ago. It’s currently playing on several radio stations and has some thousands of streams on Spotify as well. People now go to the YouTube page to see the video. Interestingly enough, people that have listened to the song so far said they liked it. I am more encouraged to do more.
How would you define your kind of music?
I will define my music as Neo-Soul Afro-Pop. It is more of an eccentric type of sound that is still in touch with my grassroots, which is Africa, and which is also Nigeria.
How do you intend to penetrate and make waves in the saturated music industry?
I have to find a way that defines me that is different from the likes of Tiwa Savage and Yemi Alade etc. I definitely don’t want to sound like them. I want my own to be a new type of sound. That is why I took some time to experiment with different sounds. I try not to sound like different artistes even if I took inspiration from them.
Who are your mentors in the industry?
I like a couple of artists; I like them because they inspire my sound to grow. Way back, my mentors used to be Brandy, Whitney Houston, Beyonce etc. But now, I am getting in tune with the new sounds of Jhene Aiko, Ceaser, and Tems. What are your challenges? The challenge could be getting people to like your music; it is not so easy in that aspect, and then finance. Those are the two major challenges apart from the socio-economic or security situation in the country.
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