HOW TO KICK OFF A CAREER IN MUSIC - EPISODE 1
A very warm welcome to all new members. Having joined this group for different reasons, there is a common goal - the drive to get better at your music craft. During the early days of my music career development, there was little or no help. Mentors and the internet were fantasies I could only wish for. Music schools and expert vocal coaches were luxuries located beyond my humble purse! What could a little girl do to acquire knowledge of her passion?
The things that I did, hmmm...you wouldn't want to imagine them! I went from hijacking a neighbour's keyboard, spending all my earnings on CDs of hit songs of the 80's, to sitting at roadside parties uninvited just to speak with the musicians! You won't believe this: I also took roadside music lessons! I was that desperate! How far can you go for your passion?
A little relief came when I started taking music lessons at school - Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Ojo-Lagos. God bless my music teacher, the late Mr Olayiwola. May your gentle soul rest in peace. But mehn, guys flew out the window when he was on his way to class to teach music. I wondered why. Still wondering why. For me, music was an escape from a confused and chaotic world. Music was my safe place. For crying out loud why would anyone hate such a graceful subject?
Anyway, I picked on the subject till SS3 but was not allowed to include it among my SSCE subjects because I already registered the maximum number of subjects - 9, including French and technical drawing. My subject combination as a science student was chart topping - all join, according to Warri people. That was how much I loved book tins: and that was God's way of preparing me for a B.Sc. in Geology and a Masters in Music Production (Don't get it twisted - I was forced to study Geology. Na music I been wan study). So the moment I got my freedom, I flew to the United Kingdom for my masters.
Let me come back home in case I diverted a little bit. The long and short of what I am trying to say is that...
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