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How I react to negative comments about my music – Adesua Etomi

Veteran Nollywood actress and singer, Adesua Etomi Wellington, has opened up about her music career and the challenges she experienced.

Few weeks ago, the actress dropped her EP ‘Sue Me’ which stands as a huge achievement for her.

However, despite the achievement, the mother of one spoke at length in an interview she had with Hip TV concerning challenges she has faced.

Speaking about why she decided to do music, she said:

“First of all music has always been something that I have been passionate about. I actually started singing before I started acting and people that have known me for a very long time know that I’ve been singing for a while.

“But I think my biggest thing was just fear and the fear of failure. How do I go about it? It’s funny because I had these same reservations when I wanted to go into acting industry, I was like how am I going to break in? But the truth is that at some point you just have to realize that you just have to try. I can live with trying and failing but I can’t live with not trying at all.

“And I don’t believe that God gives you anything to just sit on it. You might as well give it a shot because you don’t know what life you’re going to impact. You don’t know how successful you’re going to be, or not. But at least you gave it a shot. So I just decided to try it and it’s something that I greatly enjoy. I enjoy the process of creating music and writing music.

“Obviously I’m a newbie and I’m still learning but I’m very patient with the fact that I’m on a journey and I’m patient with the fact that it’s okay to enjoy the process even though it isn’t perfect, and that’s all I’m doing.”

Speaking about what the acceptance of her music has been and how she feels about haters, Adesua said:

“Obviously it’s been half and half. Obviously there are people that appreciate the start of a new journey but I also understand that when people know you doing one thing, it’s kinda hard for them to open their minds to the fact that you’re trying to do something else.

“But all these things take time and I am patient enough to win over anybody that needs convincing, and guess what? Not everybody is going to be convinced and that’s okay too. Everybody is not for everybody.”

Speaking about the fact that she’s not the first Nollywood star to enter music and how others didn’t do well at it, Banky W’s wife said:

“What is the classification of not doing well? If you get fulfillment from something, just because it isn’t necessarily a commercial success doesn’t mean you didn’t do well. I know that my music probably won’t be for everybody but I’m also content with that.

“Everybody has their unique sound and their unique audiences and people that everybody loves, some people may not vibe to their music and that’s okay. You’re not meant for everybody and I know that I’m not meant for everybody. I don’t think there’s anybody in this whole world that is meant for everybody.”

Watch her speak below:

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