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I Thought I’d Be Married At 22

Posted: May 16, 2015 at 12:58 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

J’Odie announced her entrance into the music scene with her hit song Kuchi Kuchito the delight of many. After that, there has been a lull in her music career. In this interview with Lukmon Akintola, she speaks on what she has been up to and her kind of man.

Much has not been heard of you in recent times, what have you been up to?



It’s difficult staying on the entertainment news now than it has ever been. Or is it the easiest thing? Lately, all a lady has to do is strip and take a picture or say something sensationally ridiculous and, boom, you are in the news. Would you blame me for being a bit laid back sometimes? Nonetheless, I just released a new single, Butterflies (Nwoke Oma) and the reviews have been awesome so far.


Tell us about the challenges of churning out good tunes?

Nothing good comes too easy. Not even a well-cooked pot of jollof rice. It has it’s processes. But the more often you do something, the easier it becomes. Now, I don’t see the difficulty in doing the kind of music I do. I enjoy the process and it’s a lot of fun. Some people love it, some hate it, others are indifferent, but that is what life is all about.


How would you describe J’odie?

J’odie is odd and odd is good!

A lot of people see you as a fragile and emotional person, is this assumption correct?

I’m cool with that perception.

Your relationship is something a lot of people still don’t know about, tell us about your kind of man and what makes him special.

I always like that part of my life hidden; nonetheless, my kind of man is still a mystery to me. For the few times I’ve been in love, I haven’t been able to explain even to myself why I fell so hard, real hard. I however, notice this trend intelligence.

The period when you have to leave the man you love to be at events must be challenging, how do you cope?

I’m in love with the stage. The mood lights, screams and loud sounds may just be better than sex.

How do you relate with men who see you as easy going and want to get too close?

Simple, I do not say, yes when I mean to say no, but be rest assured, it’s always going to be the sweetest no, they ever heard.


Let’s talk about the present, where is your music career headed?

It’s evolving from just what I want to what I and my fans mostly want. It is a hybrid of meaning and gbedu. If I am granted long life and good health, time will reveal this.


What does the future hold for you?

I do not know what the future holds for me. When I was a teenager, I thought I’d be married at 22, but the future didn’t turn out that way. The future, instead, gave me a chance to know more about myself; it gave me a chance to explore; it gave me a chance to truly understand that the whole purpose of a girl’s life isn’t just marriage, so that she would be classified a good girl by society. I have my plans for the future, but I have learnt to embrace uncertainty that is what makes life-life.


A lot of people don’t know your fashion ideology, tell us about it.

If you feel happy, it will reflect in your looks whether you have your hair in threads or an expensive wig; whether you put on a hot, sexy gown or wear Iro and Buba. As long as you are happy, comfortable and confident, step out in style.


How do you relax?

It really depends on my mood, but I find the taste of Apple Pie a la Cold Stone simply orgasmic, though I need to strive not to make it a habit.