Nkiru Sylvanus who is the former Imo State Government Liaison Officer recently delved into music with a new album titled ‘I’m not Afraid.’
She tells The Nation’s DUPE AYINLA-OLASUNKANMI that she is set to take her musical career as serious as she does her acting. She also talks on other sundry issues
You recently released an album, ‘I’m not Afraid’. What is the idea behind the title?
It simply means that I am not afraid of the powers that be. I am not afraid to express my commitment to God, I am not afraid to let the world know I stand with Christ. It’s about time we took the kingdom work more seriously.
What is the album content like?
The album is a bold step at bringing out one of my gifts, which is singing, and it is already on different online platforms. The 15-track album was released on March 25, 2018 by the Record Label, Kisil Entertainment Network.
It has songs like Imela, I Cry to You, Authority, Chukwu Obioma, Awesome God and I’m Not Afraid, featuring Ifunanya. I will begin the first leg of my media tour in Lagos.
With the arrival of your collection, will you set motion picture aside?
They are all craftsmanship and diversion, they wed each other, and they supplement each other. For me, going into gospel music is an energy that has been stifled for a really long time and it’s about time I turned out and utilized the ability for the reason it was given. None will offer route to each other however I expectation and go to utilize both well.
How would you mean to propel yourself with gospel music, particularly considering that you don’t have a solid remain against mainstream music?
Gospel will be gospel. I am not contending with anybody; all I appeal to God for and would work towards is to make my own particular space. Regardless of whether mainstream or gospel, we as a whole have a message to convey; how you convey yours is what is important.
To what extent do you plan to seek after music as a profession?
I wish for this to keep going as long as my breath can take me, subsequently I am relaxing in light of the fact that I intend to remain here sufficiently long and have the capacity to give out a quality message while taking the necessary steps of my Father in paradise.
Having been off the film scene for some time, how would you figure individuals will respond to the new and improved version of yourself?
I have dependably been with the general population and among the general population. Furthermore, I wouldn’t state I’ve been off the screen since despite everything I do motion pictures. Be that as it may, you can state that you haven’t been seeing me regularly. At the present time, I am back full time, since that is my first love
What kept you occupied while you were off the motion picture scene?
It’s been work, work, and work. For me, there is a continuous rush of excitement. I’m one who dependably needs to draw in myself emphatically. I don’t have sufficient energy to flaunt or stories. I simply work.
Enlighten us concerning filling in as an open hireling to the general population of your state
I grew up with working for the general population since diversion is for people in general. For me, it wasn’t anything exextraordinaryIt was releasing my obligations in an alternate frame to general society and taking requests, putting in my best as I would each other thing I wander into.
For what reason haven’t you been useful in films like before?
I never left the scene in any case.
Like the vast majority of your partners are doing, do you harbor any arrangement to wind up maker as well?
I am a maker as of now and I have created a few motion pictures and will continue delivering more. I have my own excitement organization.
Was being typecast o one of the reasons you took a break?
I don’t understand this, because I got my break in the industry with my first major work.
There have been several reports on you being married. Is there any truth to those reports?
We need to ask the rumour mongers because I am as confused as you are. It’s all rumours from idle people. It’s all lies. For me, my private life is my personal affairs. So whatever decision I take tomorrow, it’s totally my responsibility. If it turns sour, I face it alone and if it turns sweet, I face it. It’s my life. I do what makes me happy. I’ve been married on the internet more than three times! They first got me married in 2008, then they got me married again in 2011 and then they got me married again in 2014/2015. I’m beginning to ask, why do they like to get me married? If I was already married in 2008 and in 2011, why again should I be getting married in 2015? That means they were all lies. It’s all rumours. Some people will report this stuff like they know you when they only see you on TV.
But there were reports that you got married to your colleague’s hubby?
Which colleague? Because the last time I checked I am not married to anybody’s husband.
It is believed that you got your political appointment because of your personal relationship with the governor. And you left because of his wife. How true is this?
The appointment is like employment. You are employed to work, not to sit and eat. You work to put food on your table and also acquire more knowledge. An appointment isn’t an achievement that one would sit back and beat his chest to say I have arrived. What could be so special with ‘come and work’ that people will make so much fuss about it? We should focus our energy on more productive things. My boss is my boss, nothing more and the wife is like a mother to me.