Wednesday, November 6, 2013

I’d give anything to work with Jesse Jags, 2face – Eva Alordiah

Barely few years after she ventured into the Nigerian music terrain,
this scintillating singer is gradually moving up. The Delta state
born, rapper, Eva Alordiah, a.k.a, Eva, in this revealing interview,
talks about her love for dogs and rats; her challenges as a female
rapper and other personal issues.
My name is Eva Alordiah, I am an Isoko girl from Delta state. I am
from a very simple Christian family, I am a lover of animals. I am a
Computer Science graduate. I have always loved music and I think doing
music now will not be a surprise especially, to my parents. This is
something I have always loved. I am also, a professional make- up
I have my own make- up outfit here in Lagos. I am currently doing
music and make- up together. I wanted to be an animator because of my
love for cartoons. I also love to draw and that was why I studied
Computer Science. What I really wanted to do was computer animation
but the course was not in any Nigerian University curriculum.
So, I decided to start with a first degree in Computer Science,hoping
to move on from there to study Computer Animation abroad. I am still
in love with that and it is something I would do at a later stage of
my life. Right now, the part of me that likes to draw, I have
converted it to make- up artistry. You know it is all about drawing
and painting. I have not dropped any album yet but I have dropped a
free tape last year because, my fans wanted that. I am seriously
working on my first full album.
I just finished working with Femi Kuti and Darey Art-Alade. I chose
music because, music is life. Working with Femi Kuti was a wonderful
experience. He is an amazing friend. We were friends for a while
before we even thought of working together. Connecting with somebody
from that lineage is very imperative. I think Femi Kuti is such a
great mentor to have.
My going into music could be said to be because of my mother. She was
an amazing singer. She used to sing a lot when we were growing up. She
had so many musical tapes. My mother was a good fan of Bob Marley,
Michael Jackson, amongst others. I would say that my musical life
really started from my mother. I am also a writer.
When I started writing music, it was just fun. I am currently a
writer for a couple of magazines. I am also a fashion designer because
my mother taught me how to do so when I was growing up. I know how to
draw, I do make up. I love music, I love to dance and perform. I love
to do anything that is creative.
Coping with other female artistes in the industry will never be a
problem to me because, I am a different person and they are all
different people, and we are all called to do different things. I have
never felt like I'm competing with any body because everybody has
his/her own part to perform. My name and my style are unique. My name
is not their name and their names are not my name. I do music my own
way , likewise everybody. The fact that I don't do what they do makes
me unique.
Talking about my looks, everything goes to my mother. She is a nurse
and she brought us up very healthy. I have always maintained a strict
diet and exercise. I work- out and exercise a lot. I drink a lot of
water. I don't stress myself because I don't think there is any need
to worry in life. I also trust in God so much because I know there is
nothing too big for God to do. I try as much as possible to maintain a
very close relationship with God. You know, once in a while, we fall
but I try as much as possible to still maintain a closer relationship
with God.
I think everything that happened to me in the industry, has a reason.
I don't think there is anything that has happened to me that I regret.
Everything that happened helped me to grow up to the person that I am
The major challenge in promoting a song I would say is finance. There
is no money anywhere. I have to fend for myself for sometime now.
Being a woman that wants to survive in the industry has many
challenges. I have some personal challenges. There is no inspiration
anywhere. When you let yourself lose focus because of this, then the
challenges come in.
I have gotten to a point where I felt like, I was not doing music any
more. There are some artistes I could 'kill' to work with; like,
Jesse Jags and 2face. I will also like to work with Sade Adu because I
just feel like we can connect on a bigger level. That is not just on
the barest minimum of music. Music that can grow a new generation. I
will like to grow my music.

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