Nneka Egbuna got fired as a sales girl years back and to finance her studies she started looking for a job, and ended up getting a deal with Sony Music after she presented them with four of her songs and organizing a show to prove that she is good, before then, she had never thought she was going to be a musician , let alone winning an award. She didn’t see myself as somebody who had a good voice.The likes of Omawunmi were the ones with good voices. They were in the school choir and they always admired them and their courage, not her.
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Nneka said “I was always laid back and I would sit quietly at a corner.
I never wanted to be the centre of attraction. I had to eventually tell
myself that, ‘Nneka, it’s okay to sing.’ I told myself it was okay to
earn money.” And when she started her music career, she became a
trouble to some quarters in Nigeria.
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She narrates one of her ugly experiences as an artiste: “I performed in
Port Harcourt some-time ago during the Niger Delta Peace concert and
officials of the State Security Service got me arrested. I performed my
song, VIP, which was inspired by the late Fela Anikulapo-Kuti. VIP means Vagabonds in Power. The song is about the oppression in the Niger Delta. I made the audience sing along with me during that performance. The politicians didn’t find the song funny. They sent the SSS to arrest me. I don’t know how but we eventually got out of it.”