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Marketers, bane of artistes —Rose Agboh

By Bamidele Kolawole


A gospel musician, Evangelist Dr Empress Rose Agboh, popularly known as Rose of D’Universe, has described the issue of marketers in Nigeria music industry a the big challenge.
According to her, unnecessary jealousy from her colleagues in the industry and getting disappointment from some engineers on show instrument have been another challenges to her.
Noting that life as a musician has been so great and interesting, she said she found things easy when it comes to music.
Rose of D’Universe, stated that music became her career about 20 years ago when she started ministering in church programmes and other functions, saying God has been helping her since then.
The artiste, while speaking in an interview with Friday Extravaganza described her voyage into the music industry as God ordained.
“My aspiration is to impact the society with a kind music that would last the test of time.”
“I developed my talent in the church as a chorister at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Ijofi, Ilesa, Osun State.”
“My aim in music is to win souls through my music and to make people happy anytime I sing and to be know throughout as my band name connotes Rose Of D’Universe,” she said.
The artiste rated Nigerian music industry high saying a lot of talents have been discovered everyday with different styles, making it to measure up with the world’s standard.
She said another passionate thing on her mind is to become a great artiste in the world, preach the gospel of God through her music and make heaven at the end of her race on earth.
The artiste, who is a graduate of Guidance and Counseling from Lagos State University, noted that God has been so good to her and had helped her to manage her career.
Rose Agboh, who hail from Delta State in Idumuje Unor Aniocha North Local Government, born and brought up in Ilesa, Osun State, rated the Nigerian music industry high, saying it is growing and making major impact across the globe.
Advising artistes to sing song that meet people’s expectations in their music, she frowned at a situation whereby lyrics of some music albums lack the real message.
She therefore advised other artistes to put their trust in the Lord and wait for His appointed time.
The artiste mentioned her mentor in the industry to include Dr. Bisi Alawiye-Aluko, saying she love her spirit and the way she sing.
She noted that she has been able to produce seven albums titled “Ori mi ma su, Ijo Jesu, Igbamitide, Pamilerin Ayo, Intervention, Otoge and Ododo iyin.

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