Popular Nollywood star turned singer, Adesua Etomi-Wellington, has spoken about her transition into music and some of the challenges she has encountered so far.
The talented actress, who’s married to Nigerian music icon Banky W, made her entry into the Nigerian music industry earlier in the year with her debut single, “So Natural,” and only a few months later, Adesua, who goes by the stage name Susu, dropped her EP, “Sue Me.”
In a recent interview with Hip TV, the mother of one discussed why she decided to go into music and some of the challenges she faces in her new endeavor.
“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.” She said.
Speaking about the acceptance of her music and how she reacts to naysayers, 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.”
Watch her speak below,