‘’Never let anyone make you think you can’t be successful as a woman’’ – Wisdom Toyin Igbafen, Soul singer
Toyin: Wisdom” Igbafen is a Soul singer, writer and also an entrepreneur with interest in women fashion and catering. She has a BSc in Computer Science from Lead City University but decided to opt for music. “Sister Wisdom” as she is popularly called is ready to take on the world with her music.
I would say my childhood did prepare me, not like I knew, but the fact that my parents loved music a lot, My dad had all kinds of records from different artists and my mum sings and write songs. So yes growing up with so much music helped shape me into what I do now.
My name is Wisdom Toyin Igbafen, the first of 3 siblings, I studied computer science at Lead City Universty Ibadan. I’m an alternative soul singer/writer with very clear message. I released my first single ‘Beautiful’ in Dec 2015, then followed it up with ‘Mr John’ featuring Johnnydrille in August 2016 and then ‘MOVE’ a collaborative effort with Terry the Beat Prince.
I’m also an entrepreneur with interest in women fashion and catering.
Why I opted for music
Music had always been my first love, music comes to me naturally, so I would say Music choose me.
Like I said earlier, it had always been music, I would sing at every available opportunity and memorize every song I heard. But I was inspired to go into music professionally after I realized it’s the only thing that gets me extremely excited.
I’m an entrepreneur with interest in fashion and catering. I have a TV show coming up, that helps discover fresh talents and give them a platform to express themselves. I also have my concert coming up in June and an Extended Play (EP) coming out also in June.
Personally my greatest reward has been the messages I receive from people about our my music had helped them in difficult times, help to inspire them and serve as a model for female singers to aspire to be the best in whatever genre of music they do.
Where I see myself in five years’ time
The international Stage. In five years I see myself with a global audience.
Nigerian female artistes I want to collaborate with
There are quite a couple of them, hmm Sinach, Ada, Jadiel, Asa, Shalom, Cill, etc.
On whether Nigerians appreciate female Christian musicians enough
I feel they Nigerians love female Christian musicians, look at the likes of Sinach, Chioma Jesus, Jadiel, Ada Nathan, Shallom, Pastor Mercy…they are absolutely loved by Nigerians, so I would say they are appreciated a lot.
I Am A Woman Of Rubies
I’m bold, I stand for change, I am comfortable in my skin, I’m unique, I’m an entrepreneur and I know I am a Woman Of Rubies.
Final words for women all over the world
I will say, believe in yourself and your abilities, be bold, stand for change and never let anyone make you think you can’t be successful as a woman
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