Nigeria’s most renowned movie stars including Tonto Dikeh, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Steph Nora Okeke-Falana, Genevieve Nnaji, Jim Iyke, Nkem Owoh and Patience Ozokwor, have delved into the Nigerian music industry. One of Nigeria’s big screen sweethearts, Stella Damasus, who is also involved in music, has officially released a statement via her publicist, Bayo Adetu, dissociating herself from a bandwagon of movie stars trying their luck in music and further reiterating that her career in music dates back to the early 90s, even before acting. Here’s the official press release from Stella Damasus from her publicist, Bayo Adetu:Those who think I joined the bandwagon of movie stars trying to play music must be new in the industry. They should reminded of the music video “Love Song”, I did with Jaiye (My Late Husband) and the band. I was a studio singer at Klink Studio from 1995.
That is where I was trained by Sammy Okposo, Zubby Enebeli, Manny Eke, Thelma, Demola Olukotu and the rest. I also started singing in Jazzville before Jaiye (Of Blessed Memory) and I set up our band called Synergy. After he died, I set up Gig Factor. SEE MORE ON PAGE2