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Since I was little, I’ve always been a star – Sola Allyson

Prolific and soulful singer and songwriter, Sola Allyson has stayed consistent and viable over the years with her timeless music and unique style of singing.
It’s 20 years since her ground breaking single, Eji Owuro broke her out and that single hit began such an industrious and beautiful career that have gone ahead to bless many and impact their lives.
In line with 20 years of timeless music on the mainstream, the prolific, soulful singer and songwriter, disclosed that, “This is 20 years after Eji Owuro. Eji Owuro was released on November 20, 2003. It was originally a sound track of a film of the same title. Before then, I was already in the music industry for about 15 years. I have been a backup singer before they contracted me to do the sound track for Eji Owuro. I didn’t know what was going to happen but I make sure I put in my best into everything that I do. I am a thorough worker. If I want to do something, no matter how small or how much they pay me, I want to do it very well. I didn’t know it was going to become like that. Usually, sound tracks are not always very long, they are not as long as albums.  After the film was released, the executive producer, Mr. Ola Ibironke said it would be good for the songs to stand on their own that the songs are too big to be left in a film. So, that was how I had to add to the songs to make them longer and we are here today 20 years after.”
Attesting that the texture of her voice is her natural magic, she further explains, “I just open my mouth and sing. I sound like that and I embraced it. I met somebody who helped me to embrace it. I have always sounded like this. I began singing in Islamic school ( ile kewu). That is where I started singing. Then Cherubim and Seraphim church, then Celestial church. Since I was little, I have always been a star. It is either I am doing cultural dance or when we are singing at Islamic school, it is my voice that would be going up. I have always been ‘that Girl’.”
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