At 45, Weird MC says: I don’t want to talk about marriage


Weird MC, Adesola Idowu, needs little or no introduction because of her standing in the Nigerian entertainment industry. She is an energetic female rap artiste, whose performance on stage has remained a marvel to behold.

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The “Ijo Ya” singer, who was recently bestowed with a special award – Revolutionary Female Act of the Decade – reveals she would have opted for acting if she didn’t find her way into the music world, where she has carved a niche for herself.

“To be honest, I would still love to be an actress. Even if I have the desire to pursue anything else, it won’t be far from the entertainment industry. Maybe acting, because that’s my first love. Or maybe sports, because I used to play basketball,” she says.

But the veteran rapper appeared displeased, when our correspondent reopened the question of when she was likely to get married or whether there was a man in her life or not. Her response: “Please, add some contemporary questions. These questions are not in line with the market. Please (ask) something challenging. The age and husband questions are old school. Please you are young; send me better questions. Please, please, please.”

The singer is still single.

The rapper, who is a disciple of the late Afrobeat king, Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, spoke on people’s perception of her personality in the music industry, maintaining that she believes so much in a quiet life, contrary to other artistes. “I’m a very shy person. I don’t like unnecessary noise. I have always believed in one thing; let your works and activities speak for you. An empty barrel, they say, makes a loud noise,” she notes.

Idowu, a United Nations Peace Ambassador, dispels the insinuation that her stage energy and drive are derived from drugs. She says, “Staying youthful is the secret to remaining energetic and this is vital if one wants to go far in life. I stay youthful and that is what drives my energy on stage. I

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