Actress and singer, Stella Damasus, is angry that she has been branded as one of the movie stars, who is suffering from the bandwagon effect that has seen many movie stars dive into music. Stella, who has a new single, Love Me Quick, stressed that there shouldn’t be comparison between her and actors, who are recent entrants into music.
Some of her colleagues who have had unsuccessful musical spells include Genevieve Nnaji, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Lilian Bach, Jim Iyke, Nkem Owoh, and most recently, Tonto Dikeh.
“Those who think I joined the bandwagon of movie stars trying to play music must be new in the industry. They should be reminded of the music video of Love Song I did with Jaiye (my late husband) and the band. I was a studio singer at Klink Studio from 1995. That was 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. Then I did respective duets with Segun Arinze, Mr. Cool; back-ups for Sammy’s album, collabo with Blakky and OGD All Stars.
“I have done a lot of songs with Tim Godfrey and Extreme Crew. Three years ago, I did the Christmas songs and videos for Africa Magic. In addition, I have done shows for MTN, ECONET, Worldspace, Keem Bello Osagie, American Embassy, Aisha Babangida’s first wedding, Peugeot, Leo Stan Eke and Delta State Convention among others,” Stella explained.