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Interview: ONE On ONE with Elgrace



So one of our reporters over the weekend had the honour of interviewing popular US based Nigerian gospel singer El’grace: .
El Grace: My name is Grace Oluwadiya known as El’ Grace.

Can you tell us a few things about yourself?

El’ Grace: I was the first of four children. I was born in the US but grew up in Africa, I started playing violin at 2 and started singing in the church as well. I am a gospel musician. I grew up dreaming about writing the songs that used to pop in my head then. I want to share them with the world.

What was the first tune(s) you learnt?

El’ Grace: A, B, C, D, E……..Twinkle twinkle little star…. Do you play other instrument apart from the violin?

El’ Grace: I learnt others but didn’t get to perfect them
Which famous musician have you learnt from?….directly or indirectly

El Grace: Tasha Cobbs, Nathaniel Bassey, Sinach and Whitney Houston.

If You didn’t become a musician what would you be doing now?

El’ Grace: I have no idea, maybe acting.

What’s the weirdest or funniest question you’ve ever been asked In an interview?

El’ Grace: Are you a Nigerian?

Which of your song is your favourite and why?

El’ Grace: Difficult to pick but I tend to listen to “You Are Beautiful….” It talks about God’s beauty, very solemn and catchy.

Have you done collaborations with other acts?

El’ Grace: Not yet

Which musicians would you like to collaborate with?

El’ Grace: Nathaniel Bassey, Jekalyn Carr.

Do you think you can get as a musician? If so how would you achieve that?

El’ Grace: Consistency, Determination and raw passion is key.

If You can have your fans remember one thing about you what would it be?

El’ Grace: My music and my passion for what I do

If You Could be a Fruit which you be and why?

El’ Grace: peach

On a Scale Of 1-100 how good is your new single compare to the last one?

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What Men Want To Do To You Is Always On Their Mind. Appreciate The Man Who Actually Opens Up To You About A Bad Habit Or Character Of Yours — Kenneth Okonkwo Tells Ladies



He wrote: “What men want to do to you is always on their mind. Appreciate the man who actually opens up to you about the things that you are doing that he doesn’t like.”

“That man loves you. Most men simply place you where they think you belong, and this is why stories of, “I was there with him from day one but he left me and married someone else” abounds.”

“Yes, you stayed. Yes, you made a few sacrifices for him. The problem was that, you were not willing to change certain habits and character that he complained about. Sometimes this is the reason why men quietly leave you.”

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I never wanted to marry an artiste – Singer Simi



Popular Nigerian singer, Simi has said she never intended to marry an artiste.

Featuring in a recent episode of the ‘Tea With Tay’ podcast, the 35-year-old songstress opened up about how she met Adekunle Gold, her husband.

Simi said she initially thought Gold was just a fan hoping to connect with her on Facebook.

She went on to say that she met her husband as a graphics designer and had no idea “he was singing”.

“When I first met my husband, I did not know he was singing. Because I already said I cannot marry a singer. He used to do this King of Photoshop. I have never heard him sing up till that time. I think he was even a fan,” she said.

“He had sent me a message on Facebook. I never saw it. I still have not replied. I sensed that it was him that would be good for me.”

Simi got married to Adekunle Gold in 2019.

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‘I Planned Out My Life When I Was 25; Told Myself I Would Be Done With Child Birth, Get My Law Degree And Become A University Lecturer At 35’ — Influencer, Amanda Chisom, Who’s Still A ‘Girlfriend’ At 36 Years Cries Out



She wrote: “When I was 25

I had my life planned out men. I told myself that 35 I will go back to school and get my Law Degree ,would have been done with child birth and be a lecturer in the university.

See my life now, girlfriend, waist pain,three grey hairs,Throwing back and forth shades with umumbanshi , doing trader and land agent . Children who sai.

Life is really funny, sometimes when I look at the children at the home and all the English they speak about what they want to become and what they will do. I just want to shatter their glass stars and tell them ” Life will humble them in a vicious ways”.

But what would we be without our dreams, I have long given up planning my life, whatever the gods bring, I thank them and go. It is our lot, it is God’s plan and we are grateful, at least we are not an unmarked grave at the cemetery.”

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