I wanted to make people feel better – Rising singer Okal says as she talks about quitting football for music (video)
– Rising singer Okal has revealed that she quit football to chase a career in music
– The singer expressed that she always wanted to be in the limelight, and decided that music was the way to do that
– Okal also talked about her new music and how she started recording music
Nigerian rising star Omobusola Kareemat Alaka, popularly known by her stage name Okal, has revealed that she quit football to pursue a career in music. The female musician also talked about why she decided music was the way to go.
In an interview with Legit TV, the singer expressed that she had to quit football because she knew she always wanted to make people happy, and not to compete for the rest of her life.
According to her, at the age of 5, she always knew she wanted to be in the spotlight, but she had no idea how to do so. She stated that she talked to her mother about it, but she refused, saying there are other careers she could pursue.
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Why I quit football for music – Female musician Okal says
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Okal said: “I want to be on TV and my mum asked if I want to study music. Like every Nigerian mother, she immediately forbade it.”
The singer also talked about the first time she recorded a song. She stated that her cousin who sings came home for a visit and they started freestyling together.
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She also talked about how she saved up for a guitar and fell in love with playing it. She said she named the guitar Kaz.
Okal revealed that she does not regret quitting football for music. She noted that music is about making people feel better and sports were all about competing.
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