Blessing Erhuvwu Enyamuke aka Beetasha is a talented Singer, Songwriter, and Entertainer with expertise in RnB and Afro-pop. She is a graduate of Delta State University with a BA in Linguistics. She started singing at the age of six and began her musical career at the age of 18. In this exclusive interview with GbaramatuVoice, the Delta State born and Lagos based wave making act, Beetasha, she talks about her inspirations and aspirations among other issues of importance.
Can you introduce yourself?
My name is Blessing Erhuvwu Enyamuke (aka Beetasha). I am an entertainer, recording and performing artist who specialises is RnB and Afro Pop music. I also run an NGO called THE DELTA PIKIN INITIATIVE.
What is music to you and why did you choose music as a path in life?
Music is everything to me. I feel, breath and live music. I chose music because it was something I had always wanted to do, right from infancy. I had nurtured it to the very stage it is today, and I wanted my music to go beyond walls. My very first inspiration was late Keefe before Beyonce Knowles Carter.
What inspires your kind of Music?
Anything can inspire my music – life, love, someone story, and even the economy.
Who is your favorite artiste?
If you mean my favourite Nigerian music artiste, it is Seyi Shay, but my role model is Beyonce Knowles Carter.
Is there a difference in the music you do and the ones we have out there?
Well, yes there is a slight difference between music from others. But majorly my music is an expression of art, and sometimes it is about my life experiences.
What has been your challenge as an upcoming artist in Nigeria?
Well, most of the major challenges as an upcoming artiste is finance and a major sponsor to back up your talent. But aside that is getting to work with different people who don’t necessarily see what you see. Most times people want to work with you because of money not what you have to offer.
So, are you on a record deal now?
No, I am not on any record label.
If you are not, would you like to be on a record deal or you would want to build everything yourself?
Well, for now I would really want to have the right backing to support my career and a record deal or management would really help boost my career but aside that, my long term goal is to have a Record Company some day.
Is there any artiste you are compared to?
Well, right now I don’t think there is an artiste I am been compared to. But most times when people listen to my songs, they see some resemblance in Tiwa Savage, Seyi Shay and sometimes Chidinma.
Who are your favorite Nigerian artistes?
My favourite Nigerian artistes are Seyi Shay, Tiwa Savage, Wizkid, Davido and Niniola.
Have you gotten to work with any of them?
I have not had the opportunity to work with any of my favourite Nigerian musicians.
Do you have a vision as an artiste?
Yes, majorly my vision as a musician is to be the next generation sensation who inspires the young generation with her songs and craft and make my music go beyond the shores of my country, Nigeria and internationally. I also have a dream of been a philanthropist. I have started my foundation called The Delta Pikin Initiative, so basically we advocate for Child Education, Rural Women Empowerment and also Skill Acquisition Trainings. The long term goal for my Initiative is to own a center that provides shelter and trains women and children on various skills.
What are you doing now with your music?
Right now with my music I am trying to create a fan base and work basically on my craft.
Do you have any hit songs?
Well, before I relocated to Lagos I had a major hit song I was known for, it’s called ” DELTA PIKIN” though the song was inspired by my state talking about the serene environment and rich cultural heritage but I am currently working on some major hits that’s going to announce me to the music industry at large with God on my side.
What should we expect from you next?
Well, basically I am currently working on some couple of singles and I would be dropping some of them within the year. There is a song that I would be dropping soon is called “TELL”
I am also working on some major music videos too.
What advice would you give to your fans?
God First. It is Possible. Never give up, until the dream happens.
By Magdalene Agbadamashi
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