Sometimes, you hear a voice and feel all the emotions put into a song. That was the case when we discovered Benue soul singer Charity Teryima Fate .The 24-year-old Benue State University graduate of Library and Information Science from Konshisha Local Govt who rose to stardom in 2015. After a short chat with her today we learned some interesting things about the singer.
Read her interview below…….
Hello Chacha,How are you?
I am fine Fabmimi.
Who inspired you to make music…..
My inspiration came from my Mum,she made me love for good music , I was motivated when we attended events together ,my mum will dance so well to the songs,i was so proud of her and promised to sing for her and the entire World one day. Rihanna, Evi Edna Yemi Alade and Tiwa Savage also inspire me into music,I learnt all their songs and had them off head up till now, I performed at small parties and won a lot of prizes then in the village when I was still very small.These little things inspired me to go into music.
How would you describe the music that you typically create……
I do mostly Afro Pop,a music genre which involves the combination of elements of West African musical styles such as fuji music and highlife with American funk and jazz
Who would you most like to collaborate with?
Yemi Alade. She is all I ever wanted to collaborate with. Ah! Yemi Alade is the one,she inspires me so much.
What is one message you would give to your fans……
I want to tell them to be strong and focused, the best is yet to come from me to them, I love them so much and i cherish their unconditional love for me. Cheers!
What would you be doing right now, if it wasn’t for your music career?
I would have been managing my business.I have a beauty parlour ”ChaFat’s Hair Palace” ,so apart from making music ,i am an Enterprenuer.
Where have you performed?
I have performed at many events, within and outside Benue. Some of the events i can remember are Miss Indigenous Nigeria Beauty Pageant at Sheraton Hotels Abuja,WOMEN ON FIRE (WOF) events, i performed at Nicon Luxury for Ligwa Franca Events,The ALL WHITE PARTY at City Bay Park Makurdi and recently,i performed at the commissioning of D’Arena where the FirstLady was the guest of honour and many other events .
How do you feel the Internet has impacted the music business?
No one would dispute the fact that the Internet has changed the music industry drastically over the past couple of decades. In fact, things continue to change at a rapid rate, and the music business is still struggling to keep up,the Internet has made music more accessible to the public it also happens to be an incredible tool that enables independent musicians to find a global audience without the help and backing of a major label. In short, the Internet has changed the music industry in many ways,But it is more difficult for artists to make money now.
What is your favourite song to perform?.
My favorite song to perform is “Jeje” I feel like flying over the moon when i am performing ”Jeje”……
Which famous musicians do you admire?
Tiwa Savage, Yemi Alade and FireBoy are on my first page, I don’t know who is to be chosen as number one,these 3 are just lit.
What is the most trouble you’ve ever gotten into?
Nothing much, just normal distraction from people trying to kill shines just like every other person out there. But its fine.i am used to it.
What is the best advice you’ve been given?.
People often ask me to keep calm and let go as a shining star, to be calm and not to distract my determination and hardwork . Best advice!
If you could change anything about the industry, what would it be?
If I could change anything about the industry??? hmmmmm I think I would drag the ears and eyes of our senior colleagues that have made it already to support upcoming artists like me and others. We need support and encouragement from them.
What’s next for you?
What’s next for me is to make great music which will thrill fans, a video will follow by God’s grace. Thank you
You are welcome bye !